May 18, 1927 – August 10, 2021
Anne passed away peacefully on August 10, 2021, surrounded by family. Anne chose medical assistance in dying at the age of 94.
The eldest of three daughters to Cliff and Doris Collison, Anne was born and raised in Victoria, BC where she went to Oak Bay high school and spent 2 years at Victoria College before transferring to UBC and completing a Bachelor of Arts in Microbiology in 1949.
After graduation, she moved to Toronto and worked as a Lab Technician. She returned to Victoria in 1951 and shortly thereafter was re-acquainted with Victoria boy, Hugh Singleton Ford, and they were married in 1953 on Halloween.
Family was central to her life as she raised four children and kept in regular contact and exchanged family news with relatives near and far.
She participated in many activities to support her family as they grew up including car camping, sailing trips and ski trips and played golf and bridge with Hugh and friends but her passion was gardening. She created beautiful flower beds around the homes she and Hugh lived in over the years.
Anne was predeceased by Hugh after 50 years of marriage and by her sisters Beth Pattullo and Clare Smith. She will be greatly missed by her four children and their spouses, Bruce and Loretta, Kim and Ridley Shields, Janet and Omer Magusin and Susan and Tom Evans; grandchildren, James and Duncan Ford, Samantha and Nathan Shields, Elizabeth Magusin and Janet (Luke) and John (Gaby) Edmison; great-grandchildren Baz and Stanley (Janet & Luke).
The family is thankful for the kind support of the staff at The Victorian and the compassionate, loving care provided by Luxcare Seniors Care.
There will be a private service and flowers are gratefully declined. Friends wishing to remember Anne’s life may consider a contribution to the Victoria Hospitals Foundation.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallgardens.com
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