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Born: Jul 12, 1931

Date of Passing: Jan 22, 2021

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July 12, 1931 - January 22, 2021

It is with tremendous sadness we announce the passing of our loving mother, grandma, great-grandma, sister, auntie and friend, Annie Lou Payne on Friday, January 22, 2021, with her three children by her side.
Annie will be lovingly remembered by her children, Roberta O'Halloran, Susan and Jeff Bruce, Barry Payne, her grandchildren, Morgan and Ryan Secord, Chelsea O'Halloran and Reid Westmacott, her great-grandchildren, Taylor, Hannah, Cole and Grant Secord, Avery Deleurme, Jayce, Ethan and Scotty Westmacott, her sisters, Joan Tyler and Mary (Earl) Atkin, as well as many nieces and nephews and lifelong friends.
Annie was predeceased by her parents, John and Ruby Sim, her siblings, Hugh Sim, Ruby Laurie and Cora Graham and her granddaughters, Allyson and Ashley Bruce. Annie is now safely in the arms of her loving husband Robert (Bob), who predeceased her on August 22, 2017.
Annie was born on July 12, 1931, the youngest child of six on Inglewood Street in St. James. She attended Linwood School and then St. James Collegiate until she joined the work force at CIBC.
Annie met Bob at the Ding Dong Dell and on May 16, 1953 she married the love of her life. They bought a house down the street from where she grew up on Inglewood Street and Annie stayed at home to raise her three children. The family outgrew this house and moved to a larger house, but stayed on Inglewood Street. Mom did not want to leave Inglewood Street but due to her declining health, her and Dad moved to the Westhaven Assisted Living Retirement Apartments in the fall of 2013.
Annie supported her children in all their activities. She even became a Brownie Leader and a choir mother at St. James Anglican Church. Barry was born with quite a few health issues and Annie dedicated her life to making sure he led as normal a lifestyle as possible.
After 23 years as a homemaker, Annie rejoined the work force, starting a career with CRA. She was proud that she could work alongside much younger colleagues, and was well respected by her peers.
Annie loved to knit and made countless baby sets, baby blankets, dishcloths, scarves and mittens. Annie absolutely loved to iron and would stand for hours ironing. She even ironed socks, underwear, tea towels, sheets and pillowcases. She loved to bake and always had a tray of dainties, cookies or a cake and a cup of tea or coffee to share with anyone who dropped by.
Annie and Bob enjoyed travelling, taking many bus trips across Canada and to Minneapolis to watch Blue Jays baseball games. Annie was always the official score keeper at the games. They especially enjoyed their trip to Hawaii for their 25th Wedding Anniversary.
Mom's last years were very difficult. She was afflicted with Alzheimers which gradually eroded her cognitive abilities, physical health, her confidence and her personality.
The strong and determined woman we once knew and loved was taken from us much too soon. We are comforted knowing that she is now reunited with her beloved Bob and granddaughters, Allyson and Ashley. Mom, we hope you and Dad are dancing together again, something they both tremendously loved.
The family would like to express our sincere gratitude to West Park Manor Personal Care Home for their excellent care of our Mom, and for the support they extended to our Dad and brother over the six years of our mom's stay.
We would also like to thank our family and friends who have offered support during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Annie to The Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba or Turning Leaf Community Support Services Incorporated.
A celebration of Annie's life will be held when Covid regulations allow us to gather.

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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 30, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Dearest Barry Robbie and Susan I am so sorry to learn of Anne slipping into the spirit world I’m so graceful and happy that I visited Anne and Bob after her retirement. It’s a blessing to know she is reunited with your dad and her two precious granddaughters. Bless their hearts Stay strong and take care of each other With deepest sympathy Meryle and Eddy - Posted by: Meryle Campbell Peters (Friend and former co worker ) on: Jan 30, 2021

  • So sorry to read of your mother’s passing. I remember her as a very happy and lively soul whose smile was genuine and friendly. I also remember being at your house and tasting her delicious baking! Our condolences go out to your family and relatives - Posted by: Ed Reynolds (Friend) on: Jan 30, 2021

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