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Passed away July 17, 2009, in hospital after a short illness. Predeceased by her loving parents, Roy Archibald and Katherine Mary (nee Keeble); survived by two sisters, Mary and Katherine and brother, Roy. She will also be missed by her friend, Gareth Alan Mayhew. Born in Victoria, she lived on Quadra Island for several years before returning to Victoria. Anne was an active member of several social service organizations. She was the founder of the St. Andrew Chapter of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, an early director of the Fairfield Community Association, a founder and publisher of the Fairfield Community Press, a founding director of the Waterside Housing Co-op, and a founding director of the Friends of Beacon Hill Park. Gentle Anne had many friends among cats, raccoons, crows, seagulls, and other birds.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Jean Baptiste, 301 Richmond Avenue, on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 12:00 Noon. Interment will follow in the family plot at Ross Bay Cemetery.

  • Stewart Wozny
    March 31, 2015

    It was devastating to learn that Anne is no longer with us.

    I first met Anne in 1968, and soon learned that she was a genuinely good person who unselfishly shared her kindness with others, including many disadvantaged members of the human race. Throughout her life her generosity of spirit helped to make the world a better place for others.

    Anne had a little known adventurous side – she was a delightful companion of mine and accompanied us upon several hiking, skiing, and even a few rock climbing trips. It was a pleasure to share her company.

    I won’t forget you, Anne. I hope you are now in a wonderful place where you are surrounded with all the love that you can hold in your heart.

  • Donna Chapman, Linda Kember (nee Walton)
    July 26, 2009

    Dear Mary, Kathrine and Roy,

    As young children we lived up the street (Heywood) from you and spent many hours at your house. You were the only other family who all slept in one room as we did in our house on Heywood Ave. Linda and I remember Anne very well and she was indeed a gentle soul. Please know we are thinking or you and your family at this time.

    Donna Chapman and Linda Kember

  • Gregory Hartnell
    July 23, 2009

    Anne was indeed a gentle soul.

    I remember her keen interest in the mosaic tile history of Victoria, in the social conservative policies of the now-defunct Unity Party of B.C., in preserving Saint Anne’s Academy and Beacon Hill Park and in the local history of Victoria’s pioneer families, particularly those buried in Ross Bay Cemetery.

    I would sometimes find her tending her own family plot when I was down at Ross Bay cleaning up our own Hartnell family plot which is close by.

    God bless her soul.

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