BRONSON, Julia Anne Was born in Montreal on February 12, 1932 and passed away in Brampton on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at the age of 87 years. Called either Anne, Mom, or Gran, she was an energetic, principled and compassionate woman remembered for her love of her family and her exceptional garden. Anne was predeceased by her husband Ross of 55 years in 2011. She will be sadly missed by her five children Robert (Barb), David (Chris), Andrew (Geri), Jim (Lori) and Elizabeth (Tim) and her grandchildren Lisa, Daniel, David, Jenny, Maria, Laura, Chuck, Amy, Julia, Stefanie, Heidi (deceased), Emily, Andrew and Ryan. She is predeceased by her older brother Peter Trueland and survived by her twin sister Elizabeth Puckridge of Melbourne, Australia. Anne was born in Montreal to her mother Jean and her father George Trueland, who passed away when she was very young. She and her brother and sister spent their summers with one pair of aunts at a farm in Lancaster, New Hampshire, or at their other aunts' cottage in Dorset. These summers inspired her love of canoeing, gardening and the outdoors. Anne pursued her passion for agriculture in her academic pursuits. She received a degree in Agriculture from Macdonald College (now McGill University) and a Master of Science at the Ontario Agriculture College (OAC) (now University of Guelph) in 1955. During her time at the OAC, she was invited on a double date with a 'perfect gentleman' that would change her life. She married Ross Bronson and the pair moved to Brampton in 1955 where he began his teaching career. The arrival of twin boys in 1956, Rob and Dave, began Anne and Ross's family life. As the house filled up with the birth of Andrew, Jim and (finally) one girl, Elizabeth, it was always noisy, happy and busy. Anne had a tremendous tolerance for the antics of 'the boys'. She was always there to provide comfort for the bumps and bruises of her active family. The whole family made many fond memories in nature at 'Plevna house,' the farm house that became their year-round cottage. Anne also enjoyed the family's cross-country camping trips and had a real knack for keeping the family fed and organized in the most adventurous of situations. Anne was a life-long learner and enjoyed an active retirement, especially when spending winters in Florida, where she played tennis and enjoyed synchronized swimming. She learned to email her travelling family and design custom birthday cards for her grandkids, which showcased her photography talent. Anne enjoyed the company of her many dear friends and loved nothing better than showing up at a party in a silly hat. Always generous and compassionate, Anne spent countless hours over the years volunteering. She was especially fond of bowling with her visually impaired friends and her time spent at Parkholme School. She also kept the home lovingly referred to as 'Brampton House' as the family's hub, where the grandkids were sure to find their favourite cookies. As Ross's health declined due to multiple sclerosis, she provided a level of care and devotion to her husband that remains an inspiration to all her knew her. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff at Woodhall Park Care Community, Nurse Next Door and Dr. Grainne Masterson. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Brampton Caledon Community Living. Visitation will precede the funeral service. Visitation will take place at 11 a.m. The funeral service will be held Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 12 p.m. Scott Funeral Home - Brampton Chapel (289 Main Street North, 905-451-1100). You may sign Anne's book of online condolence at www.scottbrampton.ca
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Published in Brampton Guardian from Sep. 8 to Sep. 15, 2019.