Anna Kennedy was born on March 30th, 1954, in Port Hope, Ontario, and passed away on December 9th 2022, at Victoria General Hospital. Her parents were Thomas Fowler Kennedy and Joan Alda (Lelacheur) Kennedy.
When Anna was 6, her family moved to Saint John, New Brunswick and it was here that Anna spent most of her childhood. She was educated at Saint John High School, Mount Allison University and University of Alberta.
After working a few years with Canada Post, Anna spent most of her career teaching at high schools in Edmonton, AB; (Victoria School of Visual and Performing Arts, Vimy Ridge Academy and Centre High).
After retirement, she moved to Victoria, BC, in 2014. Her main interests were jazz music, English literature and gardening.
She is predeceased by her brothers Leslie and Peter Grant. She is survived by her brother, Geoffrey, niece Erinn, and six nephews, Darin, Michael, David, Peter, Iain and Cash.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Anna was my best friend for the last 20 years. I miss her so much. I find myself wanting to phone her all the time. We shared a lot of interests and became friends the moment we met. I am honoured to have had her as a friend, but wish we would have had more time.
Anna was a very good Aunt, with a great sense of humour. She was interested in many things, enjoyed cooking and in her younger years was very involved in music (jazz) with a love of education. She always had time, and showed love and support for me and my family. She will be deeply missed.
I am heart broken to hear Anna passed. I had the good fortune to have worked with her and she was an outstanding teacher who went above and beyond for her students. I’m also very lucky to have been able to call her a friend. Sending heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Geoffrey and her niece and nephews. RIP dear Anna. You are and will be missed.
Wendy (King) Steele
Very sorry to hear of Anna’s passing. I met Anna in 1969 when we were high school students. I remember Anna as a very good friend, interested in many activities that were going on in our brand new high school. My condolences to Anna’s family and friends.
So sorry to learn of Anna’s passing. Anna was one of the “Millidgeville Gang”. We met in grade 4 at M. Gerald Teed elementary school, going on to Lorne JH and Millidgeville North HS (where her mother was one of our teachers). Anna was a friend, neighbour and classmate over all those years. RIP Anna.
Mike and Hannes Sauerteig,