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Ann Mary Clare Clements

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Ann Mary Clare Clements

June 26, 1947 - June 1, 2019

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With sadness, we announce the passing of Ann Clements of Powell River after a courageous struggle with dementia.  Ann leaves behind her loving husband of 36 years, Paul Clements, daughters Stephanie (Michael) Rose and Laurel Clements, grandson Asher Rose, sisters Elisabeth (Bill) Hanson and Marie Cooper, and brother Larry Lyons. She will be missed by her family and many friends, both in the community and elsewhere. 

 Ann had an infectious smile, sharp intellect and a lifelong passion for learning. A graduate of the University of Waterloo (History) and Calgary (MBA), Ann worked most of her professional life in Calgary in the field of Human Resources. Then in her mid-40’s, she left a successful career to pursue an interest in natural history, to study languages, and to travel.  If asked why, she would say she was happier chasing her passions. Ann relocated to Powell River in 1995, where she resided up to the time of her death.

 One of Ann’s earlier accomplishments was to co-found the Malaspina Naturalists and Young Naturalists, both which continue to this day.  She worked many years on the executive of both clubs organizing speakers and field trips.  Outside the naturalists, Ann spent several summers at the Bioscience Field Station in Kananaskis AB studying insects and botany. Ann later developed a passion for ballroom dancing.  Along with Paul, they shared many happy memories teaching at Dwight Hall. Travels took Ann to Mesa AZ each winter to dance, Costa Rica for language studies, South America, Mexico and Australia for birding, eastern Mediterranean and Europe for history, and throughout the world teaching on cruise lines. Ann was equally happy waltzing on the dance floor, tending her garden, teaching children how to identify wild plants, or behind a podium lecturing on Greek mythology. Ann lived life fully and with commitment.

 The family would like to thank the staff at Willingdon Creek Village and Dr. Barrie McDonald for their compassionate care, along with the many friends who supported Ann though the “long goodbye”.

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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: George & Pamela Hurd
Relation: Dance Friends

Dearest Paul, So sorry that our world has lost the beautiful smile of Ann. We consider ourselves very lucky to have enjoyed your friendship & will cherish our memories of her laugh & love of dance. Hope you come down to visit with us again someday in Mesa! At least know that you have many friends here in the dance world & we send love & hugs.

From: Ken & Linda Sparks
Relation: Dance Friends

Dearest Paul,
We mourn the passing of our friend Ann and extend to you our sincere sorrow for your loss. The memories of our times together leave a warm place in our hearts and a smile on our face. Such an energetic, intelligent, talented, generous, and adventurous lady, Ann’s is truly a life well lived. She is truly missed.
May you find comfort and peace in the days to come, knowing Ann lived and loved passionately.
Sending Love and hugs to you and yours.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
August 8, 2019
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
ARC Community Centre
7055 Alberni Street
Powell River, BC Canada

7055 Alberni Street
Powell River, BC Canada

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