It is with sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of Anne Patricia Starr on December 20, 2016. Anne was a strong woman. Her resilience and ability to overcome the many obstacles encountered throughout her life is an inspiration to all who knew her. Anne’s humour was a force to be reckoned with, as was her kindness. Her family was her proudest achievement and she nurtured them beautifully. Anne taught her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren many valuable life skills, but most importantly, how to love one another. Her spirit will be carried on through those who loved her, but she will be deeply missed.
Over the years Anne made a slow migration from the east coast shores of the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick to the west coast of British Columbia. In between she settled in Woodstock, Ontario with her husband Tommy to raise their family. Upon retirement Tommy and Anne established homes on Manitoulin Island on Georgian Bay, in Sun City West , Arizona; then on the west side of Vancouver, next on the shores of Kootenay Lake near Kaslo and finally in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village.
Anne (nee Bamford) was born in Saint John, New Brunswick on April 30th,1924. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, E.E. Tommy Starr, their son Kenneth Starr and son-in-law Joseph Miotto.
She is survived by her sons Jim (Rie) and Jack(Anne) and daughter Elizabeth (Betty Anne) Starr-Miotto, grandchildren Adam, Kendra, Lindsay and Quinn Starr and Perry and Alexandra Miotto. She has 9 great grandchildren, Ebba, Kaya, Josh, Keira,Sean, Josiane, Adelaide, Flora and Josephine.
We will celebrate her life at Saint Catherine’s Anglican Church in Edgemont Village North Vancouver, March 4th, 2017. For further information contact Hollyburn Funeral Home in West Vancouver 604-922-1221. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation
to the Canadian Wildlife Federation.