Ann, daughter of the late Captain and Mrs. Eric Hewitt, was born in Longton, England. She passed away at the age of 80 after a hard fought battle to recover from a severe stroke in 2014.
Ann was the loving wife of Nigel, they recently celebrated 50 years of marriage and happiness together. Ann lived by her own terms and was adventurous, seizing the most from life.
Ann trained and worked as a physiotherapist in England before emigrating to Canada in the early 1960’s. She chose Calgary for its skiing, having obtained a job at the Calgary General Hospital where she became head of the Physio Department. Later, Ann worked at the Providence Creche assisting children with special needs. During this time, Ann met Nigel and they were married in 1964. When the children started school, Ann embarked on a new career path studying and graduating with a Masters in Educational Psychology (with Distinction) at the U of C and followed up as a sessional instructor.
Ann loved golfing, travel, cooking and gardening. She and Nigel enjoyed their second home in Windermere and their active social network of friends and above all, family. Ann was the consummate host, entertaining for family and friends and opening her door to any and all.
Ann took special interest in the lives and activities of her children and grandchildren, always striving to attend games, performances, concerts, instruct in the garden or kitchen and tutor on the golf course.
Ann’s love of life, outlook, spirit and generosity are an inspiration to those who knew her and she will be greatly missed, and always admired.
Ann is survived by her husband Nigel; daughters Sarah and her husband Don Kesler, and Emma and her husband Dave Smith; grandchildren Teagan, Carolyn and Aiden; sister Carol and her husband Al Woolfrey, UK; and brother Michael Hewitt, Cyprus.
Funeral Services were held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, May, 7, 2015 at 2 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured, 3412 Spruce Drive S.W. Calgary, AB T3C 3A4, www.arbi.ca/give.
In living memory of Ann Way, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.