Mrs. Anna Marie Linley, nee Boon, died peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family, on May 11th, 2019, at the age of 67. Anna is survived by her husband Richard Linley, and her sons Robin (Amber), Aaron (Bronwyn), Andrew (Sarah) and Richard (Elizabeth), and 8 grandchildren (Liam, Hazel, Desmond, Jameson, Connor, Audrey, Paige and Jack). Born in Salford, England in 1951, she immigrated from Ireland to Canada at age 5 and settled with her parents Deryck and Josie Boon in Stratford.
As a Stratford resident, Anna graduated from the Registered Nursing Program at Conestoga College in 1985 while raising four active boys. She spent the majority of her 30-year nursing career at St. Marys Medical Clinic with the Happy Valley Family Health Team. Anna loved her home, garden and, with great modesty, creating art in a range of mediums. She introduced two generations of children to the fabled worlds of fairies and wizards, and loved cooking for many more people than she could often fit at her table. Beloved wife to her husband Richard, she was fiercely protective and loving of her boys, grandchildren and a loyal friend to many.
Her family would like to thank and extend their deep gratitude to the staff at the London Health Sciences Centre, CarePartners, Dr. Michael Trevail, Eugene Dufour and the whole home health team for the care and compassion shown to Anna. Anna’s home care was exemplary. In memory of Anna, donations may be made to the Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice in lieu of flowers.
A visitation for those who wish to pay their respects will be held at W.G. Young Funeral Home at 430 Huron Street in Stratford on Friday, May 17th from 2pm to 5pm. As per Anna’s wishes, cremation has already taken place. Following the visitation, the family invites anyone who wishes to raise a glass in Anna’s memory to join them at the Stratford Country Club, 53 Romeo Street North in Stratford between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
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