SPARK, Anne (nee McLindon) – aged 79 years young.
Our beautiful mother and wife slipped away peacefully in Victoria, B.C. on September 7, 2019, with the love and care of her family surrounding her. Anne was a special gift given to this world, bringing magic in her words, her art and her motherhood. Born in Stirling, Scotland, Anne emigrated to Canada in 1964, where she built a business supporting survivors of breast cancer. In the early 90’s, Anne became a victim of advanced breast cancer herself. With extraordinary focus and determination, she overcame the odds to live a life dedicated to health and well-being, instilling those teachings in her daughters.
Anne is survived by her caring husband, Dr. Karim Abouhossein; her three faithful daughters, Jackie Nixon (Randy), Yvonne Greene (Kelly) and Audrey Lowry (Shawn); grandchildren, Heather, Keith, Lauren, Grant, Jenna, Rachel and Carson, and great-grandchildren, Iris and Jasper. Anne is also predeceased by her dear brother, Daniel and survived by her loving siblings, Mamie and Ian.
We extend endless gratitude to the doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers at Victoria Hospice who treated Anne as one of their own, with every word and every touch until she left their care. God rest your soul, Mom. Grandma Maher is waiting.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Donations can be directed to: Victoria Hospice, 4th floor, Richmond Pavilion, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, BC, V8R 1J8.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Alison Mackellar (Gronau)
Dawn & Bob Sutherland