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Ann Richardson

1956 - 2021


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.

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.

Due to COVID restrictions, a private family service will be held at the Fairmont Evergreen Cemetery on Saturday, April 24th, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.  Since we will be outside, our internet signal is not certain, so if we are unable to stream live, a recording will be uploaded to this website shortly after the service is completed.

Please feel free to copy and paste the following URL to your browser to access the service:  https://vimeo.com/event/880751/embed

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April 12, 2021 11:54 AM

As you grieve know that we are thinking of you
Brenda, Belinda, Cheryl, Al, Brad, Val and families

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Anne Zurbriggen

April 12, 2021 8:02 PM

Ann was a great nurse, dedicated and a real team player! 
As a friend we shared many laughs and tears, she always was the heart of the party, such zest for life and fun. 
Rest well dear Ann, let’s have a party in our next life! 
Anne Zurbriggen. 

Marcie Montean

April 12, 2021 9:27 AM

Ann was my nursing preceptor and 34 years later I still tell my peers that I contribute much of my success and longevity in this sometimes difficult profession.  We became fast friends for many years. RIP Annie my friend.  You will be missed by all who knew you!

Mike Mcgrath

April 11, 2021 5:16 PM

She still had things and trips to do. Love you Ann

Doug and Lori Jacober

April 11, 2021 10:50 AM

To Jayme and Jodi and families. We were very saddened to hear of Ann's passing. She was a good friend. We had many great times camping and partying with her and Terry. Many great memories were made with them. 

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