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Anne Marguerite Marion (Patton)

March 18, 1924 - May 25, 2016


It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our Mom, aka “Gramma Annie.” Anne Marion passed away peacefully in Nelson, BC in her 92nd year. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Gerald, in 2010. Her sharp mind, quick wit and beautiful smile will be forever missed.

Anne was born in Coalhurst, Alberta, served as a Corporal in CWAC (Canadian Woman’s Army Corp) during WWII. She later settled with Gerry in British Columbia, raising their family in Nelson. Anne had a long career in provincial public service, initially qualifying as a surveyor, and later becoming the highly-respected Registrar of the Nelson Land Registry Office, being the first woman to hold both these positions in B. C.

Anne and Gerry had a great passion for golfing, and traveling the world. She was also famous for her spectacular flowers and beautifully landscaped yard at her mountainside home. Anne loved her view of the lake and the wildlife that wandered through “The Ranch.”

Anne is survived by her children, Catherine, Marcia, John (Annarita), Patricia (Paul) Hanki, Arthur, and Yvonne (Michael) Lorusso; twenty grandchildren, Nathan, Jess, Margaret-Anne, Marianne, Nicole, Danielle, Ryanne, Melissa, Kristan, Mark, Andrea, Kelly, John, Justin, Brendan, Joel, Dominique, Michelle, Katharyn, Jonathan; sixteen great grandchildren, Isabelle, Andrew K., Cash, Andrew K., Lila, Leo, Whitney, Jane, Kianna, Cole, Anika, Oscar, Kohen, Mila, and Lindon, and predeceased by great grandson, David. Grandma Annie was proud of remembering and keeping record of all her family member’s birthdays.

Anne was a strong, fiercely independent woman who was loved so much and will be long remembered.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Nelson Home Support, Meals on Wheels, the staff at Mountain Lakes Senior Community and to Drs. Janz and Noiles for their caring support of Anne.

A mass will be held at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate in Nelson on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Burial will follow at the Nelson Cemetery, with a reception to follow in the Cathedral’s lower reception room. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 51.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

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

From: Daniel Joseph bachynski
Relation: Coworker and longtime friend

Anne was always so friendly and helpful when I worked at the land title office in the 60’s and also when I worked as a law clerk for Stewart enderton until I moved to trail and wkp&l in 1974. We will all remember Anne, Gerry, Cathy and the rest of the family as very fine people who will remember their beautiful mother in their hearts and minds forever.

From: Marcia Woolridge-Allwood
Relation: Friends from Bermuda

Dear Marion family,
On behalf of the Woolridge family, Jim, Roz, Marcia and Tiffany, we extend our sincere condolences on the passing on your mother Annie. We remember fondly her visits to Bermuda and also meeting with her when we traveled to Nelson many years ago. Annie lived a full life and her infectious smile and quick wit will always be remembered.
May she rest in peace.

From: Mike and Pat Keegan
Relation: Friends

Our thoughts are with the family at this time. Your mom will always have a special place in our hearts and will be missed. TIme will heal the pain and you will always have those special memories.

From: Grace Spofford and Family (Lorusso)

My deepest condolences to all of the families. My prayers are with you all at this time. Annie was such a happy cheerful person, always lighting up a room. She is now with the love of her life Gerry.

From: tracey martin
Relation: touched my life

I was lucky in life to have made the acquaintance of this beautiful soul, working at shalimar in Nelson. She impressed upon me her strength of spirit and mind, her amazing life and family. She spoke with pride of all of your accomplishments and with so much fondness for Nathan and Yvonne. She was a star that will be missed.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
June 2, 2016
Beginning at 10:30am

Cathedral Of Mary Immaculate
814 Ward St
Nelson, BC Canada

Reception to be held at the church hall, immediately following the burial at Nelson Memorial Park cemetery.

814 Ward St
Nelson, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 51.

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