McMaster, Anne (McQueen)

August 6th, 2016

After living a full, happy and interesting life, Anne McMaster of London and formerly of Strathroy, peacefully passed away at Victoria Hospital on Saturday, August 6, 2016, in her 102nd year.  Beloved wife of the late Purcell “Purc” McMaster (2010).  Loving stepmother of Ethel and her husband Porter Beeson of Biggar, SK, Vivian and her husband Lorne Reid of Toronto, Mona and her husband Ervin Sloan of Kinuso, AB, and stepmother-in-law of Catherine McMaster of Rockton.  Predeceased by her stepson Hugh (2000).  Predeceased by brother Walter, stepbrother Joe, and sisters Stella and Jean Rusywich.  Will be greatly missed by her stepsister Rose Rudnicki of Rathwell, MB.  Also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be held at Woodland Cemetery, 493 Springbank Drive, London, at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016.  Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery office at 12:45 p.m.  A reception will follow at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Rd. N.  Sincerest thanks to the staff at Victoria Hospital for their care and kindness. 

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Elizabeth & Louis ArianoPlease accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of Anne McMaster, a dear friend which we have known for over 25 years, worshipping together with Purcell at the former Hyde Park United Church, in London. I am very grateful that I visited Anne at Victoria Hospital, recently with Connie Zolotar. She recognized us and we had a nice visit. I know that she will be sorely missed by all who loved and knew her. Sincerely, Elizabeth & Louis Ariano
Ivanka, Nelson & IvaThis is a hard note to write, but we want you to know that we are thinking of you even though we don’t know what to say. I, my husband Nelson, and our daughter Iva are very sorry for your loss. Anne was like part of our family, she was like a great grand aunt who God placed in this Country for us to share part our life time with her. Going back in time, it is amazing how Anne was like a member of our family. She was present when I started dating my husband, she was at our wedding, she was there when Iva was born, and so on. Iva, our daughter, always had a blast when we went to visit Anne. She played around her, gave her many many kisses, many many hugs, and … some headaches. We will always remember how Anne made us smile with her stories about her trips and all what she accomplished in her life. It is amazing how her mind was always bright and vivid, even during these final months. The many crossword books she filled out and memory games and puzzles she solved kept her brains in shape and gave us a good idea about how to keep in shape our brains Anne was such a caring and talented person, and she truly touched our lives. Such a sweet and inspiring soul, I will miss that smile very much. We are so saddened by losing her from our lives. We will miss her and pray for her. Ivanka, Nelson & Iva
Thelma PerryHello to Annes Family I am sorry I could not be with you today. I met your mom and dad when I worked for Strathroy United church. My first visit resulted in a special friendship. Your dad was the best story teller I had ever met...when he told us about his life it was almost like being with him wherever he was telling us about. I say us because my husband and your dad became good friends, Your mom was a very valued friend. I so much enjoyed our time together. She was an inspiration as even when she felt sick we could still laugh together, unfortunately because of my worn out knee I did not see her nearly as often as I wanted to in the past year. My thoughts are with all of you. I will miss your mom Thelma.
Velda McFarlane Sorry that I cannot attend the service today. I first met Anne and Percy in Florida, at Beacon Hill. My husband Ross and I had wonderful visits in Florida as well as London with them. I moved to The Gainsborough in London as a result of visiting them there. I often think of Anne and Percy. Velda McFarlane
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