Annie Thornhill, 94 passed away on May 22, 2018 in Valley Regional Hospital with her family at her side. Born in Conne on Fortune Bay in Newfoundland, Annie immigrated to Canada through Pier 21 and settled in Halifax. Here, she met Clyde, also from Fortune bay, her soul mate of 68 years.
Very independent, Annie continued to live in her home with support from her children. She looked forward to family phone calls every night and loved to read, complete jigsaw puzzles and the Lexicon. She also loved to knit and made countless preemie hats and finger puppets for the IWK and Valley Regional Hospital. She was a life member of the Rebekahs and St. Paul's United Church UCW.
She is survived by her children Roy (Theresa); Frank; Don (Linda); Linda (David) Fanning; Clyde Jr. (Pam); eleven grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; stepbrothers Harry Johnson, St. Johns, Nfld; Fred Johnson, Deer Lake, Nfld; step sisters Sarah Bishop, North Sydney; Mary Brushett, Grand Bank, Nfld; Rhoda Hynes, Toronto, Ont.
She was predeceased by her husband Clyde, parents Arthur and Jessie Childs (Hatch) and infant grandchild Tammy.
Many thanks to the staff at the ICU and Med B for their excellent care, compassion and understanding during Annie's stay at Valley Regional. She thought of both her family doctor, Dr. Matheson, and Fran as being very special for the trusting and compassionate care they afforded her over the last decade or more.
Crematon has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on June 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the St. Paul's United Church in Spryfield with Rev. Anne Hoganson officiating. Family Flowers only. Memorial donations in Annie's name may be made to the Valley Regional Hospital Foundation ? "Be a Heart Warmer" Campaign (www.vrhfoundation.ca). Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4P 1B9 (902-679-2822).