In Loving Memory of

Anna May Lancaster

1938 - 2019

Obituary of Anna May Lancaster

Anna May Lancaster (nee Fraser) passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the age of 81. Beloved wife of 44 years to Robert and loving mother of Steve (1986), Gary, Penny and Paula. Cherished grandma to many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and missed by many nieces and nephews. Special sister to her 8 older siblings and sister-in-law to John (Anita) and Mary (Michael) in England.

Anna considered herself a domestic engineer and was well known in her family for her baking of oatmeal cookies and gingerbread houses. She was a Canadian Ladies All Star Bowling Champion and in her spare time would walk and as an animal lover be sure to pet every dog she passed. In 1992 Anna received the Governor General’s plaque for Outstanding Contribution to the Canada 125 Celebration for her services to the Kanata Children’s Theatre. Anna was also a very dedicated Johnny Reid’s Tartan army member, having the opportunity to meet him and bake him cookies.

The family would like to thank the staff and residents at Valley Park Lodge for their care and kindness during her time there. A special thank you to nephew John-John for his beautiful singing that helped to ease and comfort Anna in her final hours. As per Anna’s wishes cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). A celebration of Anna’s life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be shared to Anna’s tribute page at EssentialsNiagara.com. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Humane Society would be appreciated.

Service Information

A Celebration of Life

Date: May 10, 2020
Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Time: 4:00 pm
7339 Aldergrove Court, Mississauga, ON.

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Jane (& Paul, Kathryn & Chris)
4 years ago

I remember my Auntie Anna as a wonderful, kind, caring, funny and warm person. I visited their home twice as a child with my family, when I was 9 and 11 and was in awe of her knowledge, outrageous behaviour and zest for life. It was my birthday on one of the trips whilst we there and she made me a fab cake, I loved it!! (Photo included) In fact I recall her being in the kitchen all the time – whether in Canada or here in England, you’d go to make a brew and butty and she’d appear like magic and do it for you!
Her sense of humour and mischievousness were fantastic – and contagious! We went to watch some “NOH dancers” from Japan at the CN Tower and she couldn’t stop giggling – which then spread to my Mum and they were both in hysterics. I recall being split between wanting to laugh with them but I felt bad on the poor dancers! Auntie Anna and Mum had to leave in the end as they were laughing so much.
She also used to shout to Uncle Robert to stop the car as she’d seen “Fiddleheads” at the roadside – and she’d get out to eat them, I honestly thought she was going to poison herself as I didn’t know what they were!!
I then visited again in 1987 with my best friend Andrea and we were treated like royalty, it was a brilliant holiday (photo of Drive-in Movie and trip to the CN Tower restaurant included) and Andrea remembered her with great affection ever since then.
When my children were born and she visited us in England, she brought gifts which they still cherish (cuddly Kousa dogs are still with them to this day)
And of course it was her who taught me that a Beaver is not just a small brown creature!!!
It was a privilege to have her as my Auntie and she will be remembered very fondly, fly high Auntie Anna xxxxx

Mary & Michael Walmsley
4 years ago

We met Anna, our Sister-in-Law, in September 1975 after she married Robert (my little brother, who emigrated to Canada in 1966 from Blackpool, England)
She welcomed us into her ‘big’ Canadian family with open arms and love.
These are short pointers of our Memories!
Holidays, both here and in Canada
Bringing ‘gifts’ through Customs!
Taking over my kitchen when she came to England!
Caring….Protective…..Laughing…..Sometimes outrageous
Homemade Strawberry Jam, Fiddle Heads, Fondues, Scotch pancakes with crispy bacon and maple syrup
Fantastic home cooked dinners. Nothing was too much trouble
Midnight swims
NOH Dancing! CN Tower
Certain Alcoholic drinks, e.g. Black Russian and home-made wine
CLOUDS (Can you see Kousa in the sky?)
Her love for my brother Robert and all her family
The list is endless
God Bless you Anna, up there in the clouds. It has been a pleasure.
Mary & Michael Walmsley
Blackpool, England


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