ANNE SHIRLEY GARRAH (nee Laviolette)

GARRAH, Anne Shirley

(nee Laviolette)

October 28, 1929 ~ February 28, 2014

Our dear Mom passed away at the age of 84 on Friday February 28, 2014 at Dufferin Place in Nanaimo, BC. She waited for us, as she always did, to send her on her journey, with love.

Mom was born October 28, 1929 in Peterborough, Ontario. At the age of 16, she married our Dad, Sanford Garrah, (June 1946) and followed him “out west” to B.C. where their three children, Sharon, Judy and Chris were born. Telegraph Cove, Beaver Cove and Nimpkish were home to Mom and Dad until they moved to Nanaimo in 1976. Dufferin Place was Mom’s “Home” for the past seven years.

To the care staff doctors and nurses at Dufferin Place, who compassionately cared for our Mom during her struggle with Parkinson’s, we send love, appreciation, gratitude and so many thank-you’s.

Mom is predeceased by her parents, Hilda and Lawrence Laviolette; sister, Ruth; infant son, Lawrence; brother-in-law, Fred Hammond; sons-in-law, Paul McNulty and Brian Richards; and infant granddaughter, Kelly Richards.

Left behind to always remember our Mom are her husband, Sanford (94 in Dufferin Place); brother, Wayne (Carol); “kids” Sharon (Ed), Judy (Wayne), Chris (Marcie); also survived by 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Mom, we miss you and our visits with you at Dufferin filled with smiles and laughter. Rest without pain, ‘Till we meet again, our Mom, We’ll love you always.

No service at Mom’s request. Celebration of life at a later date.


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