1939 – 2022
It is with deep sadness that the family of Anita Coulter announces her sudden passing on November 25, 2022 at the age of 83 years, while sleeping peacefully in her bed at the long-term care home where she resided.
Anita will be lovingly remembered by her children, Bill (Heather), Wayne, Sherry (Wes), Lee (Sandy), and Clay, and her grandchildren Travis, Derek, Courtney, Corbin, and Carmen, as well as her brothers Elzear (Dale), Eugene (Suzanne) and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Hector and Antoinette, her sister Belanize, brothers Frank, Edgar, Emile and Hector, her granddaughter Hope, her niece Jocelyn, and 6 beloved fur babies.
Our Mom was our rock – she was the one we all went to in times of need, while asking very little in return. She was a hard worker and a beautiful soul who, before Alzheimer’s robbed her of her memories, abilities, and independence loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, as family was everything to her. She was an amazing cook and baker and made the most delicious pies. She added her own creative flair to everything she did, whether it was in the kitchen or while crafting. She enjoyed sipping coffee while chatting in person or on the phone with friends and loved ones, and relaxed by reading romance novels, doing needlecrafts, watching movies, her favorite shows or soap operas. She appreciated a good joke and was known to have a pretty dirty sense of humor.
Back in the day, if she wasn’t cooking, baking or cleaning, you could find her “in the back 40” tending to her huge garden, surrounded by her dogs, and loving every minute of it, or cutting the grass on the ride-on mower and chuckling about the odd garter snake or frog that whizzed past her feet. She especially loved spending evenings around the kitchen table with us, doing puzzles or playing games, or sitting around the backyard fire pit, sharing stories and laughing, or going out all together and dancing the night away.
As her disease progressed and she no longer recognized her loved ones, deep down we knew her heart never forgot us. Her struggle is over now and she is finally at peace. We will cherish our beloved Mama’s memory, until we meet again.
A private family Celebration of Life will be held in lieu of a service and her cremated remains will be taken back home to Ontario to be laid to rest with her much loved parents and siblings.
Our family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Extendicare Eaux Claires, and Garneau Hall DAL (and especially Wilma, Christopher, Juhn, Tesige, Eva, Alba, and Vincent) for their kindness, compassion and patience while caring for our mother for the past 10 years.
Serenity Funeral Service
North Central Chapel