Anne Gledhill, 87 years, died peacefully in her home, right where she wanted to be, on July 26th, 2023. She was born in Calgary, Alberta on September 21, 1935 to George and Esther Kwiat. Anne married the love of her life Ken Gledhill on June 25, 1957 and they were together until the very end. The two of them have four children. Joanne (Stan) Jacobs and their children Trisha Graham, Rob Campbell, Jessica Cudmore, Megan Franke and Cameron Jacobs; Michael (Pin) Gledhill and their children Carli Gledhill, Shane Gledhill and Chiyapong Malai; Bill (Tracey) Gledhill and their children Haley Gledhill and Nicole Gledhill; and Janet Gledhill. Also surviving “Gramma Oak” are numerous great grandchildren who she adored.
Anne is predeceased by her parents and two sisters Cecily and Gerda and she has one surviving brother Larry.
Professionally Anne wore many hats. She met Ken while she was in nursing school. As an adult she not only learned to swim but went on to become a swimming instructor and lifeguard. She worked hard to get her CGA while raising a family and working full time. Her final role as a CGA was to oversee the payroll and benefit departments with Husky Oil.
Throughout her life Anne enjoyed many pastimes. Among these were sewing and knitting and was exceptional at both. She and Ken were avid golfers and spent many years with good friends travelling and golfing together. They were able to retire early and spent nearly 20 winters together in Hemet California.
Anne was smart…so smart, and wise. She taught her children at an early age to be independent and conscientious, to care about our planet and to have empathy for all. Anyone who knew her, knew she led by example. She never ever did anything half way, including getting sick. Anne beat cancer three times. She defied the odds and lived through many serious illnesses. Ken was by her side through everything. We used to say she had more lives than a cat. Now she can rest and be at peace. She will be missed.