TREACY, Anne Kathleen
With sad and heavy hearts, we said a fond “cheerio” to our loving mother Anne Kathleen Treacy (nee Barnett) on July 11, 2014. Predeceased by her husband, Desmond Treacy, she is survived by her four children: Carolyn (Campbell), Eve Novotny (Markus), Kevin Treacy and Jill Semancik (Michael) along with her beloved grandchildren Shena & Kyle Novotny and Tyler Treacy (wife Kate).
We will miss her wonderful spirit, wicked sense of humour, courage, and strength. Anne was proud of her English roots and loved her “G and T” and/or “Ice and Slice” and a cheeky cigarette. Her passion and loyalty to her family and friends knew no bounds.
After retiring from a successful career as a paralegal for Bullhouser & Tupper in Vancouver, she and our father moved to Vancouver Island, settling in Ladysmith in 1992.
Among her many interests, talents, and hobbies she had a lifelong connection to the Brownies and Girl Guides attaining the honour of Queen’s Guide in England as a young Guider, serving as Tawny Owl for the Kitsilano (Vancouver) Brownie Troop, and was an active member of the Trefoil Guild representing Ladysmith for Vancouver Island. Her last overseas trip was to celebrate Sangam in India with her Trefoil peers in February of this year. Anne was a devoted, active member of the Church of England, and for past 20 years enjoyed various posts with St. John’s Anglican Church Parish in Ladysmith. Anne was also a volunteer for the Ladysmith Auxiliary Thrift shop. She was an avid gardener, sewer, knitter and all round craftswoman. Our mother loved to redecorate and rearrange her home, something that was admired and enjoyed by family, friends and strangers alike. For several years Anne opened her home to B&B guests from all over the world and much was made of both her cooking and baking (best pie crust and breakfasts!) skills. A loving dog owner, Anne also cared for a number of her friend’s dogs over the years.
The family extends our sincere gratitude to the nurses of the Cowichan Regional Hospital who took care of our beloved mum. Special thanks to Reverend Roslynn Westaway and our mother’s many friends for their love and support.
We are glad to know you are now reunited with your husband and our father Desmond, your dear Charlie Barlie and the myriad of close friends and family that surely welcomed you to the great place in the sky … with a big G&T just for you!
A Celebration of Life will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church in Ladysmith on July 26 2014 at 1:00pm.