Ann Sheila Power
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At Peterborough Regional Health Centre on July 27, 2020 surrounded by her loved ones after a short but complex illness. Pat and Ann met in Montreal where they were active members of the Irish Community, and in particular The Gaelic Athletic Association for many years. They moved to Peterborough and she was a charter member of the Peterborough Canadian Irish Club. She organized three trips to Grosse Isle to help the local Irish to reconnect with their heritage and Ann was more Irish then the Irish themselves. Loving wife and best friend to Pat and beloved mother of Sheila (George O'Brien), John (Laurie) predeceased by eldest daughter Brenda. Fondly remembered by son-in-law Dennis Zinger. Cherished Nanny of Caitlin (Steve Sweeting), Sean Leahy (Jenn), Kari Sheehan, Jordan O'Brien (Kristen), Wesley O'Brien(Jackie), Ryan Leahy, Christopher Power and Justin Power. Loving Great Nanny to eight great grandchildren and step grandmother to Amy (Charlie Stephens), Lisa (Mitch Armstrong), Deanna (Jon Cregg), Eric (Julia Zinger), and six step great grandchildren. Predeceased by sibling Edwin (Zilpha) and Kathleen (Jerry Fisher). A private family mass will be held. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Donations to Hospice Peterborough would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be left at

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Published in The Peterborough Examiner on Jul. 29, 2020.
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August 6, 2020
Dear Pat, we are shocked and saddened to hear of Ann’s passing. We have such fond memories of you both. Sending you and your family, prayers and love.
Sandi & Kryn Vandermey
Kryn Vandermey
August 1, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to the Power family. I have such great memories of my childhood and John, Ann and Pat are forever cemented in my thoughts. Ann and Pat always welcomed us even when we were misbehaving, and although decades have past I consider myself lucky to have gotten to know them. Thinking of you.
Tim Pulcine
August 1, 2020
Tim Pulcine
August 1, 2020
Dear Uncle Paddy & cousin's,
I am so so very sorry for your great loss in hearing of our Auntie Ann, my heartfelt sympathies to you all❤
Take Care,
Your Niece Maureen
Maureen McNamara
July 31, 2020
My deepest sympathy to you & your family.
Am shocked & saddened by Anne’s passing & hope all the happy memories give you strength. A lovely lady & wonderful friend.
Marg Vass
July 31, 2020
Our deepest condolences to Pat and family on Ann's passing. We shall remember Ann fondly from Activity Haven Bridge.
Eric and Marilyn Peavoy
July 31, 2020
I am sorry to hear of Mrs. Power’s passing. Having been a good friend of her daughter, Brenda, there is peace knowing that they are together once again. Sending hugs, Julie
Julie Griffin
July 30, 2020
I will
Always remember the kindness and mentorship that Ann and Pat provided us as we (John Greg and Mike) took on and revived Camp Northern Lights in the early 80s. We also had many a fun weekend evening at the Powerhouse.
Dave Geddes
July 30, 2020
So sorry to learn of Ann’s passing. She was a wonderful person. She will be missed.
Bill $ Anne Fox
July 30, 2020
l always enjoyed the company of Mrs. (Ann) Power and the Power family when we visited the family house on Rischer Crescent. Ann and Pat were always welcoming even when 3-4 of John's friends would show up at the door. I didn't realize Ann did so much Irish heritage work (kudos!). I knew of Ann and Pat's work for Camp Northern Lights, another worthy cause. I first met the Power Family when they moved to the north end of Ptbo when I was in grade 3 and am happy to say we have stayed connected and remained friends after all those years. Rest in peace, Ann, you will be missed.
Greg Jenish
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