My heart goes out to you and Annick and your family. What an amazing and involved woman your mother was! So many interests and activities (and animals!), I'm sure she made a stellar mom and "Grandmom." Reading this makes me appreciate even more my own mom and her accomplishments. I'll be giving her an extra long and secure hug when I see her in a couple of weeks.
Your mom's relatively sudden passing was a shock I'm sure and I hope you were able to say your goodbyes. But you know better than most how fleeting life can be and how important is every moment we get to spend with those we love. It sounds like your mom knew this well and infused those times with large doses of quality time and love. You can't ask for much more.
I hope, apart from the heartbreaking circumstances, this finds you and your family well and happy. I hope to see you sometime soon, if you're ever back in CO.
With deepest condolences,