1918 – 2005
Born Nov. 22, 1918. She passed away peacefully on Sept. 6, 2005 at Fischer Place, 100 Mile House, B.C. She is survived by her daughter Carol Cleworth, Lac la Hache, B.C.; grandchildren Kevin Cleworth, Port Coquitlam, B.C.; Julie Cleworth, Smithers, B.C.; Leslie Laukkanen, Taber, Alta.; and Melissa Laukkanen, Taber; her sister Elsie Van Tine, Qualicum Beach, B.C. She was predeceased by her first husband Fred Laukkanen, her second husband John Quigley, her son Ted Laukkanen, her brother Nels Nelson and her parents Peter and Karolina Nelson. Anne emigrated from Sweden at the age of six months and lived in Saskatchewan until the death of her mother. The family then moved to the west coast of B.C. and lived on Maurelle Island and in a number of logging camps for a time. She met and married Fred Laukkanen and they settled in Lund, B.C. where they raised their children. After Fred passed away, she moved to Powell River, B.C. and worked at the Powell River Hospital for several years. She then moved to Maple Ridge, B.C. where she met and married John Quigley. She lived there for about 20 years. Several years after John passed away she moved to 100 Mile House, B.C. to be closer to her children. She was a very caring mother and grandmother and she was devoted to her family. She loved flowers and gardening and she kept beautiful gardens everywhere she lived. She was known for her bright and cheerful dress and will always be remembered for her kind, gentle ways, the ready smile and the twinkle in her eyes. She was loved by everyone who knew her and she will be greatly missed. The family would like to thank the staff at Fischer Place for providing Anne with excellent care in her final years.