The very lovely and caring Anne peacefully died on June 14, 2022 surrounded by her devoted husband and her three loving children. She is survived by her husband, William (Bill) of 56 years and her children, Tara, William and his wife Tricia Murphy and their children, Tessa Shae, Iris Helen and Ambrose William, and Alexandra and her husband Michael Botha and their children, Kathleen Anne, Clare Elizabeth and Sarah Alexandra. She is also survived by her nephew Chris Hogan and his wife Nanna and their children, Finlay and Amelie of London, England, and her niece, Jennifer Hogan of Montreal.
‘Annie,’ as she was called by her grandchildren, loved her family and was greatly loved in return. She was an enduring and generous spirit who gave credence to all that is precious and dear to her family. She will look upon them from above with love and protection. One often never knows what one has until one does not have it.’
Anne was predeceased by her parents, Harold and Kathleen Hogan of Montreal, and her brother, John Hogan of Montreal and Kingston, Ontario.
Anne was close to Bill’s family and is survived by Alan and Mary Tinmouth of Toronto, Anne Greule of California and Nicole Chartrand Tinmouth of Montreal, and their children and grandchildren. Anthony and Mary Louise Tinmouth, of Toronto, Thomas and Madeleine Tinmouth of Toronto, Edward Tinmouth of Montreal and Walter Greule of California predeceased Anne. She is survived by their children and grandchildren.
Anne was born and raised in the Town of Mount Royal, Montreal and attended and graduated from Villa Maria Convent and Marianopolis College, where the close friendships she made have continued to this day. After graduation from college, she spent a number of years with Bell Canada in Montreal and Quebec City, after which she pursued a loved career in the ladies fashion industry in Montreal.
Anne and Bill married in May, 1966 in Montreal. She then devoted herself to him and to their three children, who came before all else. They first lived in Montreal where their children were born and entered grade school, then later moved to Toronto where they lived for many years in Moore Park.
Anne’s ‘untrodden ways’ were always with her and were a blessing to her family. Her avid interest in art and art history was always present. When the children were quite young, Anne continued taking university art history courses. She shared her love of art with the family on many winter Sunday afternoons around the dining room table. Anne loved that time with her children, who were always most attentive, expressing their interest with their many questions.
Anne was not overly ‘sports oriented,’ but as the children grew older, as a ‘good sport,’ she participated in their many athletic activities. Family skiing in the Laurentians, north of Montreal, was a family passion for many years. Anne participated with a couple of careful downhill ski runs, but then turned her attention to setting out the picnic lunch she had prepared. The lunch always included ‘olives,’ which Anne served with a special olive fork given her by a dear friend when skiing in the eastern townships, south of Montreal. The olive fork was part of every ski picnic lunch.
For many years the family summer holidays were spent on the beaches of the Maine coast. These were always a time of joy for Anne. Those holidays were supplanted by ‘Goathill,’ the family cottage on Lake Rosseau, north of Toronto. Anne made the cottage a place of family time. Saturday evening sunsets on the dock at water’s edge with Bill, the children and their friends, and a glass of sparkling wine were times of happiness for Anne and are remembered fondly by her family.
Anne’s art knowledge and interest always included the family. In 2000, when Anne and Bill were spending a few months in Italy, they were joined by their children and their spouses. Anne arranged a very special family tour of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. She carefully prepared a tour programme, which she conducted, of special gallery paintings. Anne was given much attention on the tour and at the wine piazza lunch afterward.
The funeral service for Anne will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 78 Clifton Road at St. Clair Avenue, east of Yonge Street, in Toronto. There will be no visitation, but rather a reception will be held immediately following the funeral service at a venue to be identified at the funeral service. A private interment will take place at the Tinmouth family plot and at the Hogan family plot in Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery, Montreal, at a later date.
The family extends its most sincere thanks and gratitude to the doctors and nursing staff in the D4 wing of the intensive care unit at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre for the generous care and solicitude that Anne and her family received in the days prior to her death. They will all be remembered with fondness.
In memory of Anne, if you wish, a donation made to Mary Centre, 842 Wilson Avenue, 2nd Floor, Toronto M3K 1E5, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated and will be acknowledged. Mary Centre is an organization providing care and attention for those with developmental disabilities. Bill and Anne were involved with its activities several years ago. Condolences may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.
‘She dwelt among untrodden ways
Beside the springs of Dove’
The Lucy Poems of William Wordsworth
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