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Anne passed away peacefully April 9, 2012 in Nanaimo, BC. Born March 24, 1939, in Newcastle England, she came to Canada at the age of 17 with her parents Isabelle and Thomas Parker, sister Pauline and brother Edward. As a young woman she met the love of her life and soul mate Frank Graves. The young couple married in Victoria in 1959. They started a family soon after with Cathy and David. The family was posted to Germany in 1963 where Frank served with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Upon return to Canada they completed their family with the birth of Peter and Susan. In 1967 they moved to Nanaimo where they settled and raised their young family. Anne worked for 27 years as a Parks and Recreation Coordinator for Bowen Park Seniors and was an active part of the community. Anne was involved with Nanaimo Theatre Group and was a founding member of the Nanaimo British Club. Anne enjoyed people and was a born storyteller. She always had a kind word, shoulder to cry on, and an ear for listening. She was a proud grandma and enjoyed spending time with her 8 grandchildren. After her retirement she was able to spend more time with her loving husband traveling, enjoying the arts, and socializing. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1pm, Royal Canadian Legion 256 @ 1630 Wellington Rd. Nanaimo, BC. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Alzheimer's Society of BC 250-754-8333 Nanaimo
This obituary was originally published in the Nanaimo Daily News and Harbour City Star (Nanaimo, BC).
Published online on Apr. 12, 2012 courtesy of Nanaimo Daily News and Harbour City Star.