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Anne Griffiths

November 24, 1931 - April 17, 2014

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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Anne Griffiths on Thursday, April 17th, 2014, following a lengthy and courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born on November 24th, 1931, in Llandudno, North Wales, to Robert and Annie Griffiths.

Anne was predeceased by her parents, two husbands; Ernest Melanson (1985) and Richard Leslie Rowe (1996), sisters Jane Johnson of Fort Pierce, Florida, Elizabeth Spence of Riondel, BC, and very recently, older brother John Griffiths (Violet) of Kentville, Nova Scotia.

Anne was a strong willed, independent lady. In 1965, circumstances led her to pack up her three young boys and move the family from Nova Scotia to Florida, then across North America by plane, train and automobile to Nelson, BC, where she resided until her death. Anne attended Mack Business College in Kentville, Nova Scotia in the early 60’s and this paved the way for a career as a legal secretary. Anne worked for Kitto Berg Chartered Accounts in Nelson, for many years before finishing her career with the Ministry of Attorney General, Criminal Justice Branch, Crown Counsel where she retired in 1987.

Anne was a bowling enthusiast, often representing the local area at the BC Seniors Games. She was also an avid golfer enjoying the friendships she made at Granite Pointe for more than 40 years. Her grandchildren referred to their “Grammie” as “the putting lady” for her unwavering ability to drain lengthy putts. Anne delighted in playing bridge, completing crossword puzzles, keeping informed of worldly events, and gardening. She lived for her grandchildren. One of her favourite pastimes was attending their sporting events (hockey, soccer, golf).

Anne is survived by her husband Al Meyer of Nelson, Sister Nancy Swanson of Fort Pierce, Florida, sons Ernie J. Melanson of Sooke, BC, Robert P. Melanson of Edmonton, Alberta, and Kevin A. (Janice) Melanson of Nelson, BC.  Anne has six grandchildren; Kim Daley of Castlegar, BC, Robert J. Melanson of Lethbridge, Alberta, Michelle (Jorge) Melanson-Caballeros of Edmonton, Alberta, Brendan (Lauren) Melanson of Calgary, Alberta, as well as Jordan & Mitchell Melanson of Nelson, BC. Anne is survived by three great grandchildren, Emma Daley of Castlegar and Carlos & Natalia Caballeros of Edmonton, Alberta.  Anne also has many nieces and nephews throughout North America.

Anne, God took you in his loving arms, He saw you needed rest. His garden must be beautiful; For He only takes the best.  Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure; You are loved beyond words and already missed beyond measure.

 

Our Family would like to extend thanks and appreciation to Doctors McKechnie and Malpass as well as the third floor nursing staff at Kootenay Lake Regional Hospital in Nelson, for their compassionate care. 

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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Deborah Griffiths-Cuffari
Relation: niece

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Your Mom and my Dad were very recently keeping each other informed about the “goings on” of our extended families. Auntie Anne’s phone calls meant a lot to Dad and Mom and to us all. You are all in our prayers xo

From: Michelle Melanson
Relation: Granddaughter

those we hold closest never leave us,they live on in the kindness they’ve shared and the love they brought into our lives .
we will miss grammie rest in peace
xoxo

From: Karen
Relation: Extended Family

Sending my thought and prayers to Anne’s loved ones. She will forever be in my heart….a wonderful mentor, role model, Dear Friend, Grandmother and Great Grama .

From: Karen Muirhead (Swihart)
Relation: friend

I am so sorry for your loss. Anne was a wonderful woman.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 26, 2014
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Cathedral of Mary Immaculate
813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T3

813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T3

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:
 

The Canadian Cancer Society, 565 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 9Z9. 

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