It is with heavy hearts and fond memories that we announce the passing of Ann Louise Richardson at her home on March 26th, 2021 at the age of 64 years. Ann was born on May 17, 1956 in Medicine Hat. Ann married her high school sweetheart Terry in 1977 and soon after, added their two daughters, Jayme and Jodi to their family. Ann and Terry lived in Medicine Hat until the early ‘90s and then moved their family to the Columbia Valley. Several years after the loss of Terry, Ann was blessed with meeting her new spouse, Mike and the McGrath family.
Ann pursued her dream of becoming a registered nurse and it became an integral part of her life. Throughout her career, Ann has showed her love and compassion to an endless amount of patients. Those who have worked alongside Ann have shared many memorable moments and many of these coworkers have become lifelong friends. Ann had a hilarious sense of humour with a laugh that was so infectious. Ann had a deep love for her family. She guided her family through life with love, support, compassion and generosity. She loved her family and friends so much and found happiness in finding those perfect gifts while doing her favourite pastime of shopping. Ann had a life long love affair with trendy clothes, shoes and furniture. She loved travelling to warmer parts of the world, especially places where she was able to find the perfect pieces of jewelry and making memories with new and old friends. Swimming was something that Ann loved since her childhood. Camping with friends and family was a favourite pastime, along with time spent water and snow skiing.
Ann will be greatly missed by her spouse Mike McGrath of Harrogate; two daughters: Jayme Richardson (Ron Mason) of Revelstoke and Jodi (Phil) Adrian of Cranbrook; stepson Calvin (Chelsea) McGrath of Golden; four grandchildren: Carter, Payten, Vivienne and Brigitte; grand dogs: Kaya, Broo, Hank and Hulk, as well as numerous siblings and in-laws. Ann was predeceased by her husband Terry in 2003; her parents Gordon and Katherine (Kit) Prentice; her beloved pets Dakota and Chelsea; grand dog Jack and a number of family members and friends.
There will be a private graveside service later this Spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the East Kootenay BCSPCA, P.O. Box 2, Cranbrook, B.C. V1C 4H6, in memory of Ann.
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