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251 Garafraxa Street
PO Box 328
Visitation: 3:00 - 7:00 pm Saturday March 9, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Sunday March 10, 2019
Service: 2:00 pm, Sunday March 10, 2019
Location: Garafraxa Hill Funeral Home
251 Garafraxa St.
November 25, 1918 - March 4, 2019
McComb, Anna Marie – Anna McComb (nee Hansen) of Chatsworth, passed peacefully at GBHS Owen Sound on Monday, March 4, 2019 at age 100. Anna is now reunited with her husband Bud, who predeceased her in 2016. She is survived by her children Terry, Doug (Lois), and Marilyn McComb. Loving grandma to Brent (Tracey), Chris (Melissa), Melissa McCulloch (Jeff), Tyler (Patti), Derek (Barb), Chub (Kim), Dan (Tara), Angie Underwood (Brendon) and 16 great grandchildren: Neil, Brody, Mitch, Colby, Ella, Maisie, Kieran, Aislin, Erica, Austin, Bronwen, Megan, Dakota, Hunter, Bryce and Findlay. Also survived by her siblings Mary Heroux (Romeo), and Margaret McComb, in-laws Herb McComb (Pat) and Marianne Hansen and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Hans and Catherine Hansen (nee Scheurmann), siblings Christina Eriksen (Harry), Victor Hansen (Marie), Gert McComb (Clifford), and Carl Hansen, and by in-laws John J. McComb, and Laura Loney (Ed).
Most of us would not be shocked to hear of the passing of a 100 year old person, but Anna(Anne) Marie McComb was that exception: still vibrant, still dancing, still travelling, looking youthful and energetic and engaging, Anne was a remarkable and blessed woman. An inspiration to all of us who knew her and loved her. From her upbringing in the fields of rural Saskatchewan, her life's journey led her to become the matriarch of the McComb clan. Her parents and younger siblings moved to Ontario after a terrible drought leaving the teenagers on the prairie farm while they established in Ontario. They eventually came by box car with their remaining animals to be reunited with their parents and siblings, the story told by her and sister Mary is remarkable. In her early 20's she moved to Toronto to work as a hairdresser and found herself supporting the war effort working in a munitions factory during WWII . After settling down with Bud she became a hardworking farm wife raising three children; Terry, Doug, and Marilyn and was known for her other jobs enumerating and working at the Williamsford General Store. The McComb's could usually be found at one of the local ball diamonds and Anne loved watching her husband, children, and eventually two more generations, excel at baseball. She never missed a game! Her personal passion included horseback riding, curling and gardening. A large family meant large meals and she loved to entertain and host family gatherings; she was an excellent cook and was known for wonderful apple pies. She was a skilled euchre player and continually beat everyone who challenged her at the game. And Anne loved to dance... she and Bud danced their way through 70 years of marriage. All through the years she kept close relationships with her siblings and their families, attending and keeping track of all their families events and happenings. Since her energy was boundless she was ALWAYS up for an adventure. That meant trips to Myrtle Beach, snorkeling in the Caribbean, cottaging at Williams Lake and camping at ball tournaments and being up for any spontaneous event that sounded fun. In the last 5 years she went tubing with her grandchildren at the lake , took special helicopter ride with her sister Marg and went a on more than a few ATV excursions at Chubs. She loved being at the lake and watching her family socialize and have a good time. Family sustained her but she was also deeply devoted to her community and her church. She was a volunteer with the Latona Ladies Aid and sang in her church choir well into her 90's. She always found time to talk and listen to others and cared deeply about troubles others were experiencing. She followed the news closely and enjoyed talking politics especially with her fellow Liberals. Anne could always be found on her golf cart slipping between the farm and cottage with her devoted rescue dog, a black retriever who she fondly named Buddy. Anne celebrated her 100th Birthday with an awesome party at the Williamsford Curling Club followed by a trip to Mexico with her daughter, sisters, nieces, granddaughters and special lady friends. And although her family and community were so blessed to have had such a remarkable woman in their lives for so many years we all still feel a little cheated for losing her so early.
Family will receive friends at the GARAFRAXA HILL FUNERAL HOME on Saturday March 9, from 3:00 – 7:00 pm. The funeral service for Anna will be held at the funeral home chapel Sunday March 10 at 2:00 pm with a visitation 1 hour prior, Pastor Michael Henkel and Rev. Randy Benson officiating. Spring interment Shiloh Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Owen Sound Animal Shelter would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online donations may be expressed at www.garafraxahillfuneral.com
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