Anne Louise Renwick (nee Sutherland) passed away in her home on Sunday, September 13, 2020 in Victoria, BC.  Anne was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend.

Anne was predeceased by her loving husband of 35 years, Alan in 2013.   She is survived by her three children, Shelley, Kevin (Kelli) & Gary (Christina & Richard), and her brother Jim (Ruth). She will be missed by many other relatives and friends.

Anne was born in Victoria, BC on August 17, 1945.  She’s been a life long resident of Victoria. She graduated from Mount View High School.  Anne loved her job and felt that she made a contribution to the world as a preschool teacher at Saanich Pearkes Recreation Centre.  She would spend hours preparing activities for the children. As adults, many remembered being in her class.  She also devoted many years and had wonderful adventures with the Girl Guides.

She loved camping, quilting, crafting and cross-stitching.  She enjoyed going to plays, travelling to teddy bear shows and going for coffee with her friends.  She loved to host theme parties and celebrate the seasons with different decorations for her house.  She absolutely loved to cook delicious dinners for her family.  She always experimented with new recipes.  Anne was an excellent cook.  She cherished all her pet dogs, and cat and many grand-pets, dogs, cats & ducks.  She enjoyed going on cruises with Alan and then later with her friends.  She loved to travel.  In recent years, she enjoyed singing with the Allegra Singers.  In 2018, she travelled to Ireland with them.  This past summer, she took joy in visiting with her friends and drinking tea in her garden.  She loved reading the newspaper and taking care of her flowers.

Anne felt that one can have all the riches in the world, position, money, material assets and possessions but the love, care and devotion of family and friends is the greatest richest possession of all.

Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day.

A Celebration of Life will be held on October 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens with immediate family and invited guests only in attendance.  All others are invited to attend virtually via Zoom by clicking the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/98806198132?pwd=SXJYc01WUktGZTFOL3BKUjBsbC83dz09

Please use your video camera when joining so that family in attendance can see you and feel your support.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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www.mccallgardens.com

  • Lorraine, Kathy, Bob, Russell, Michael and Elizabeth

    Shelley, Kevin, Kelli, Gary, Christine;
    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.We may be apart, but we will get through this difficult time together, even if we cannot physically be there.

    We will miss Anne’s caring and selfless nature. She was a wonderful sister-in-law, aunt and friend, someone who was always a pleasure to have around. We will always remember the special times spent together with Anne. She will be missed.
    Anne is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our memory.

  • Connie (Dawson) Wray

    To all of Anne’s family. You have been blessed with a quiet, giving and special lady. I knew Anne through Guiding where we were on the Training Team. So many good memories of fun singing, camping and sharing.
    Go well and safely, Anne.
    Connie

  • Valerie McNabb

    My heartfelt condolences for your loss. Anne was a lovely person who I met through the choir and was able to get to know a little better during our trip to Ireland. She will be greatly missed.

  • Lorraine, Kathy, Bob, Russell, Michael, and Elizabeth

    Shelley, Kevin, Kelli, Gary, Christine;
    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.We may be apart, but we will get through this difficult time together, even if we cannot physically be there.

    We will miss Anne’s caring and selfless nature. She was a wonderful sister-in-law, aunt and friend, someone who was always a pleasure to have around. We will remember the special times we spent together with Anne. She will be missed. Anne is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our memory.

  • Ann Scarfe

    A valued committed member of Girl Guides who shared her knowledge with us. We all learned from her!

  • Kevin Middleton

    Sorry to hear of your loss again Shelley and Kevin. I remember your mother well going back to the 80s.

  • Rhonda

    Shelley & family,wishing you as much peace as possible during this tough time.

  • Debbie watling

    I’m sorry to hear the loss of your mom. Mrs Renwick was a big part of my life growing up, from her being a part of Brownies and Girl Guides to traveling to Penticton one summer with your family, such good times and great memories. Thinking of all of you at this time. Debbie Watling (Ross)

  • Bill and Bev Andrews

    Sending our love and condolences to Shelley, Kevin, Kelli, Gary, Christina, Richard, Jim and Ruth. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Mae McSorley

    So very sorry to hear this news. Anne will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know her. She was an incredible giving person and a joy to know.

  • Bernice McLellan

    Sending you all my sympathy for your loss. Anne was such an amazing woman and I know she will be missed.

  • Quenton Lehmann

    Quenton Lehmann
    Sending my deepest thoughts and prayers to you Anne’s family. I worked with Anne at Pearkes Recreation Centre. Anne was the foundation for the Preschool Program. She was a great asset to the program and the children that she taught. I will always remember her in the program as a caring, loving individual who had her students well being always in mind. May she always being remembered in the lives she touched.

  • Tammy Ruffolo

    My deepest condolences. Anne was a beloved member of our choir these past few years. I am grateful to have spent time with her at rehearsals, concerts, and especially on our trip to Ireland. She had mobility issues and worried so much that she was somehow slowing us down. In fact, she was inspiring us to keep going, keep adventuring, keep living even when life gets tough, inconvenient, or uncomfortable. She didn’t give up! She sometimes got flustered with new technologies we introduced at choir – but by this spring she was offering advice to other Zoom participants on how to use Zoom on their iPads. I will miss Anne’s smile and generous spirit.

  • Fred and Marian Hiebert

    We may not be there in person but our love and prayers are with all of you always.

  • Julie Price

    Sending my love and deepest sympathy to Shelley, Kevin, Kelli, Gary and Christina during this time. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold forever in your hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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