May 14, 2019
Anne Ferguson, passed away on the evening of May 14, 2019 after suffering a severe aneurysm in the early morning of May 13, 2019. The Paramedics, Dr. Page, Invermere Hospital staff, “Stars” and Foothills Neurological Team gave her the utmost care – she never regained consciousness. Ray stayed with her as always.
Anne was a special person deeply loved by Ray; Sisters Marika Kirchpfennig of Vernon and Irene (Jim) Hallisey of Kelowna; Nephews and Nieces; Mike (Cappi) Skubiak of Salmon Arm, Steven Skubiak of Kelowna, James (Eva) Hallisey of Whistler, Kathryn Hallisey of Vancouver and Grand Nephews and Nieces; Ben Skubiak, Emmy Skubiak, Jasmine Skubiak, Sam Skubiak, Laura Hallisey & Sister in Law Janet (Mike Skubiak 10/07/2015).
Anne never had children of her own and was special Auntie Anne to all children and will be lovingly remembered by her friends and everyone who knew her. Anne was a fun-loving caring person who never entirely grew up.
Anne and Ray were just starting a new life in Kelowna and were just completing the move to a wonderfully located apartment in North Glenmore. Many of Anne’s closest Friends in the Invermere Hospital Auxiliary and The Invermere Fitness Centre honoured her with Farewell Luncheon & Dinner parties which she enjoyed immensely.
Anne was predeceased by her parents and 3 brothers. Anne was born along with twin sister Marika, on May 25, 1941 in Rivercourse Alberta where she lived for 11 years before moving to the family farm in Rutland BC.
Anne was a very proud Canadian and immediately after graduation and at an early age joined the Royal Canadian Air Force where she trained for what was to become her life long career as a Certified Dental Assistant. Anne was a hard worker, extremely organized & tidy and loved the then discipline and organization of the Armed Forces which she would have probably adopted as a life long career if her Father had not taken seriously ill, whereupon she returned to Kelowna. It was then that she met Ray and they fell in love. Those were fun times to enjoy being single for a few years more. They were married on October 10, 1970 (10-10-70) the newlyweds made their home in Vernon, lived for a few years on Vancouver Island and then to Invermere in 1995. Anne had too many friends to regularly keep in touch with although she never missed a family Birthday. Anne loved travel & exploring trips but only for a few days mainly in Canada and the States with only one exception of touring Ireland.
Anne’s wish is to be cremated with her ashes to be laid to rest beside her parents in the Kelowna Glenmore Cemetery. There are some plans for a celebration of Life in Invermere, but as Anne & Ray’s move is still in transition and with our home & family which are all central to our North Glenmore home in Kelowna, being the first concern, makes timing uncertain. Please do not spend money on flowers, I think if you must spend some money, Anne would be most pleased if you donated to “Stars” Air Ambulance Service.
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