In Loving Memory of

Anna Elizabeth Douglas (nee Orynik)

1959 - 2020

Obituary of Anna Elizabeth Douglas (nee Orynik)

Anna Elizabeth Douglas (neé Orynik)

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 26, 2020 with her family at her side. Anna and her beloved Rob spent 42 years together raising a family, including several German Shepherds and one Bongo. Together, they traveled across North America, visited Mexico many times, favouring Isla Mujeres, with one memorable side trip to Belize. Anna was devoted to her children Tristan and Robyn (Jon), attending Robyn’s wedding just a few weeks ago. She is also survived by her brother Roman (Kim) and their extended family in Saskatchewan.

Anna will always be remembered for her love of basketball. Her family and friends could always rely on her zest for life, positive disposition, sense of humor and enduring love. There are no words for how greatly Anna will be missed, we are all better for knowing her.

Many many thanks to all the wonderful home care and home nursing staff who helped Anna, as well as the incredible staff at Hospice Niagara. Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133) has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared on Anna’s tribute page at Further arrangements will be announced at a later date.

Service Information

There are no upcoming public services scheduled or the service has occurred in the past.

Write a Condolence

You can post a condolence to the family below (up to 200 words). To add a photo, click on the camera icon. If you plan on making a donation, please notify the family by posting your intent in a condolence.

13 Condolences
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Valerie Plato Hunter
3 years ago

Rob and family, my deepest condolences. I have many fond memories of Anna when we worked together at Central Guaranty Trust on Main St. She was always smiling and saw the bright side to everything. I am so sorry for your loss.

Tracy Hogg
3 years ago

It still doesn’t seem real that Anna is no longer with us (in body) – but she will NEVER leave my thoughts and my absolute admiration for her grace in battling cancer for 10 years. She never even whimpered, she soldiered on through it all. Heroic, truly.

Thank goodness there were many good days or “good enough “ days, pre-Covid when she enjoyed traveling with Rob and Tristan and Robyn, and/or cruise the back roads with Rob and the dogs in the RV. For that I am grateful.

Though the doctors predicted 10 years, I never wanted to believe them because she seemed so resilient and positive. I am angry about cancer and the inability to find a cure.

My heart aches. I will always love you Anna, and I will always miss you. You are in my heart forever cousin.

Nancy Frucci
3 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Anna. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Hazel and Ron Paugh
3 years ago

So very sorry to hear of the passing of Anna. Lost touch over the years but many great memories from when she was young. Much sympathy to her family.
Hazel (Edwards) and Ron Paugh

kay schultz
3 years ago

So very sad to read of your loss, I worked with Anna years ago but whenever our paths crossed it seemed like yesterday. Such a joyous and loving woman, sincere condolences to her family

In loving memory ...
I/we pledge to make a memorial donation.
Mary Ellen Morse
3 years ago

Anna was my co-worker for so many years and became a great friend. We had a fun time in NYC, especially seeing the Rockets and Robyn getting her picture with Santa. Anna had a wonderful sense of humour and a deep strength. Rob and the kids were the love of her life. My condolences to Rob, Robyn and Tristen.

Tina Grant
3 years ago

I’ve been so fortunate to have Anna as a great friend for many years, her humour and laughter will always be remembered and greatly missed.

In loving memory ...
I/we pledge to make a memorial donation.
Ethel Symington
3 years ago

My condolences to Rob and family. I remember being at your wedding! Haven’t kept in touch but enjoyed seeing Anna and you at Lorna’s surprise birthday many years ago – we had lots of laughs! She was a beautiful person, both inside and out, and I am a better person for knowing her.

Briar Dawdy
3 years ago

I’m sending my deepest condolences to Anna’s family. I was lucky to have worked with this beautiful lady. Anna always had a smile on her face and was an absolute pleasure to be with. She will truly be missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her ❤️

Patricia Alexander
3 years ago

Anna was my wonderful friend, more like a sister for 39 years. We shared so much and I love her dearly, my hear is broken to have lost her. My heart goes out to Rob, Tristan, Robyn and Jonathan. Life’s precious gift are our memories. Hold them close and she will walk with you every day.

Laurie Hamilton-McCracken
3 years ago

So sad to hear. Anna was great to be around. Always positive. My condolences to her family.
Love from Laurie Hamilton-McCracken.

Sheila Thompson
3 years ago

Love you, aunt Anna. You will always be in our hearts and memories.

Jeanne Hamilton
3 years ago

Anna was a kind, caring friend. She was a fabulous basketball player. Besides good ball, much fun and laughter was had at master’s tournaments. She was loved. She will be missed.

In loving memory ...
I/we pledge to make a memorial donation.


The family of Anna Elizabeth Douglas (nee Orynik) would like you to consider placing a donation to one of the following charities:

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation
Visit Site

Note:  If you make a donation, please notify the family by posting a condolence.

Send Your Love

101 people have sent their love.

Click on the heart to send a gesture of love to the family. While clicking on the heart is done anonymously, if you write a message under the condolence tab, the family will be aware you have clicked the heart.