Anna Mary (Urquhart) Grant, passed away peacefully, on March 11, 2014, in Chilliwack. She was predeceased by her eldest sister Marjorie (2013), younger siblings Clara (1999), Ken (2012), Edna (2012), and Don (1952).
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Anna was born in Olds, Alberta on July 18, 1913, the second oldest of 6. From there the family moved to Salmon Arm. After graduating from high school and teachers training, she taught school in Magna Bay for 6 years, and Solsqua for 1 year. Anna attended nursing training at Vancouver General Hospital, graduating in 1941.
While in Vancouver, Anna met Richard (Dick) Grant. They were married August 16, 1944 in Vancouver. Ann and Dick moved to Campbell River in the early 50's at which time Anna returned to UBC for her diploma in Public Health. Anna spent many years as a public health nurse in Campbell River, retiring in 1978.
Ann and Dick loved to travel, visiting many countries throughout the world, collecting mementos of their journeys along the way. They were actively involved in the local Shriners and Daughters of the Nile, and enjoyed a game of bridge whenever possible. Dick passed away in 1983 and Anna continued to live in their house in Campbell River until her move to Chilliwack in 2010.
Anna celebrated her 100th birthday in 2013 with family and friends. She was an avid reader and partook in the occasional nip of Scotch. Even in her later years, her mind and her memory remained sharp, keeping those around her on their toes.
Anna is survived by nine nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews and one great-great-great niece.
Per her request, there will be no service.
We will miss you Auntie Ann.
Published in Campbell River Courier Islander from Mar. 21 to Apr. 19, 2014