Telfer, Carol 'Anne'

Telfer, Carol 'Anne'

December 17th, 2020

After a hard-fought battle, Anne passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at the age of 72. Anne will be dearly missed by her children, Scott (Delminda) and Kara (James Huntley) and her beloved grandchildren: Adam, Sienna, Elena, Amelia, Sebastian and Evangeline. Anne was a dear sister to Margaret Hankala (Norman) and Doris Culbert. She will also be missed by her nieces, Karen and Maureen Hankala. She was predeceased by her parents, Aljoe and Lulu Culbert and her brother, Fred Culbert. Anne was born in London, Ontario on December 26, 1947. She was an elementary school teacher in London and helped shape so many young lives over her three decades in education. She attended Western University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. Anne also adored travel and a highlight was her year spent teaching in Brisbane, Australia. After retirement, despite some health setbacks, Anne was heavily involved with the Canadian Federation of University Women and enjoyed volunteering with the organization. Anne was also an avid theatre-goer and enjoyed the arts and music. She also loved socializing and will be remembered by many friends for her warm personality, wit, humour and infectious laugh. A celebration of Anne’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Anne are asked to consider The Kidney Foundation of Canada. 

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Katie RobsonKara and family, My most sincere condolences. Although I haven’t seen your Mom in many years, I think about your family daily as I drive by your old family home multiple times per day. I remember her making me eat my asparagus but also letting me have a Flintstone vitamin. I have wonderful memories of my neighbours down the Vanneck. Keep your memories close. Sincerely, Katie Robson
Sherry & Bill SloanOur sincere condolences to the family! I did dialysis with Anne for 3 years, we became family we seen each other on good days and on our worst days! Anne you left a everlasting memory to our dialysis family. You sure fought the fight my friend and will be missed! May the wonderful memories you left help your family during this difficult time!
Jo-Anne & Terry SmithOur thoughts and memories go out to Anne’s family. The years we taught together, the courses we took together and the time with her in Australia are very precious. Kara and Scott, Family was all to Anne. Our sincerest condolences.
Joan RobsonScott and Kara So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing...Eleanor and I were just remembering her the other day. I remember the time we went shopping in Port Huron ,stayed over night....what a lot of parcels we had when it came time to go home! Try to remember the fun times ...your mom was a fun person.
Brent Gudgeon Anne you are one of those rare, emotionally intelligent and kind wonderful people I have had the pleasure of meeting. I really enjoyed the times we had to talk and was so happy you and my great friend Chris had a great friendship also. You will always be part of my thoughts and I hope you Rest In Peace my Dear. You deserve it. Hugs and kisses. Brent Gudgeon
Eleanor LennoxKara, Scott and families.....We were saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. Gary and I have such fond memories of when you and your family were our neighbours on Vanneck Road. Your mom and I frequently walked together around the neighbourhood and shared the ups and downs of parenting, teaching, and life in general! She had a great sense of humour, but she was also a very practical person, and faced her many health challenges with perseverance and grace. It was a pleasure to share a part of life’s journey with her.
Christian SchmelzleDecember 17th marked the passing of my very best friend. She was an inspiration to me and to all of us who knew her. I am grateful for the many opportunities that I had to provide assistance to her when she needed it. I can't help but think that there was a lesson to be learned from her passing. Ever the educator Anne has made us realize just how real this pandemic is and that we must all do our part to protect ourselves and those around us. If we take this lesson to heart, her passing will not have been in vain. Rest peacefully We will not forget you.
Elke FreiterDear Anne: After 45 years of dedicated friendship, may you rest in peace. We laughed, we cried together as our lives unfolded and we always managed to encourage and support one another. Many people can be acquaintances, but a loyal, true friend is a rare gift. You were my gift for 45 years . Your gift will keep on giving as I often reflect on our journey through life. Until we meet again!
Diana JohnstonAnne had a highly creative and warm personality. She was so much fun to be with, her laugh infectious with such a terrific sense of humour. Anne knew how to be a good friend. I will remember our teaching days together with fondness. The news of her passing has truly saddened me. My condolences to the family.
Julie WeeksHello Kara. I am so sorry to learn of the health struggle your mom faced and now of her passing. I hope that happy memories will sustain you. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Wendy WardTo Anne’s family and special friend Chris, I am so sorry for your loss. To Anne, I am so grateful I met you twenty years ago. You have been a wonderful, caring, supportive friend throughout the years. I especially enjoyed our on-going conversations about life, relationships, world events and everything in between. I enjoyed your sense of humour and laughing with you. You have been a positive influence in many people’s lives including mine. Thank you Anne for being you and sharing part of your life’s journey with me.
Dana & Jack GarrettI was so sorry to read about Anne’s passing. What a sad situation surrounding her death. Anne was related to me through the Culbert side of the family, but unfortunately we lost touch over the years. I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to her family at this very sad time. Dana (Culbert ) Garrett & Jack Garrett
Grazyna WatsonI just heard the news of Anne passing away I did her hair for many many years she was kind caring and engaging we had some great conversations My heartfelt condolences go out to her family and Chris Grazyna
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