Anna Bernice (Wilson) Thwaites
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Our beloved mother Anna Bernice Thwaites (nee Wilson) passed away in her sleep on July 31 at the age of 96. Anna was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Ronald Keith Thwaites, in 2003. The couple had two sons, John Reginald Thwaites (Jocelyn) and Ronald James Thwaites (Lori). Anna is survived by her sons, their wives, 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Anna had two brothers, the late James Wilson (his late wife Ruth) and Stuart Wilson (his late wife Helen). Anna was an elementary school teacher locally in the St. Catharines area until she retired. She was an active member of the Retired Teachers of Ontario. Anna worked with her husband Ron on the family farm for many years. She was an active member of First Grantham United Church as a UCW member. Anna moved to Upper Canada Lodge in 2017. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Anna's name to First Grantham United Church. Arrangements entrusted to the HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL; 75 Church Street, St. Catharines (905-684-6346). Online condolences may be shared at

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Published in St. Catharines Standard on Aug. 1, 2020.
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August 14, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Dot Moyer
August 6, 2020
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother, Anna. She was always pleasant and we had many lovely chats. She always had nice things to share about the family she was so proud of. May you be comforted by her memory.
Karen & Jim MacCabe
August 5, 2020
The year was1949 and I was a shy little girl entering grade 1 at Alexandra School. Miss Wilson was my teacher. She taught me to read and how to work with numbers. I flourished in her class. She laid the foundation with her kindness and expertise. I became a teacher, many years in grade 1. I thought of her so often during those years. About 15 years ago, I met Mrs. Thwaites and was so happy I could tell her how her example had helped me as a teacher! Also, I told her that remembered her being very tall. That day, we were about the same height. Her reply was perfect - “You were very small so I just seemed tall”!
Linda (Wright) McIntyre
August 2, 2020
Ann Hughes
August 1, 2020
Vic & Shirley Neufeld
August 1, 2020
John and Jim Ed and I were sorry to hear about Anna, remember my days of picking strawberries on the farm. Anna was a very caring lady and was always happy to see you. We will miss her.
Ed and Donna Wiens
August 1, 2020
Bill Hamilton
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