PRESTON, Anita Marlene

(45 year Member of Oshawa Golf Club, Member of Rotary Club of Oshawa, Member of St. George’s Anglican Church, Member of CITC; Certified Institute of Travel Counsellors, Retired Sears Travel Agent)

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on Thursday November 2, 2017 at the age of 82.  Loving mother of Andrea Cullen.  Adored Gma to Logan and Preston Cullen.  Will be sadly missed by her sister in law Irene Evans.  Predeceased by her former husband John Preston, son Derek Preston, sisters Jackie Wilson and Gloria Darch.  Relatives and friends will be received at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME, 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  A service will be held on Monday November 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow at the funeral home.  Interment will then follow at Oshawa Union Cemetery.  Donations in memory of Anita to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be made at


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  • Nov 4, 2017

    Mary Tomek
    Anita was an incredible woman! I will miss all our phone calls, long talks, and laughs. I am heartbroken. She loved her family, so much. May there be a beautiful golf course in heaven!
    Love, Mary
    Epernay Tasting & Promotional
  • Nov 4, 2017

    Clarington Animal Hospital
    We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom.  Please know that our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. 
    Your friends from Clarington Animal Hospital 
  • Nov 4, 2017

    Art and Ruth Greene
    We  are thinking of you and keeping you in prayer , Andrea , Logan , and Preston , Anita was always special to us as she brought a special little girl in to our lives , remember all the good times , give each other a big hug from us , Love and a God Bless .
  • Nov 4, 2017

    Diane Sinclair
    Dear Andrea and family, I was so sad to hear of Anita's passing. She was such a delightful, classy lady. We worked in Fragrances and Wine Tasting. She always had a beautiful smile and seance of humor , She always talked about her family , Golf and skiing, I will miss her . dearly. Bless you all!! 
  • Nov 5, 2017

    Carleen Attersley
    Andrea, thank you so very much for calling my home let me know about your mothers passing. I used to run into your mother in stores and we always found the time to stop and chat with each other and reminisce about the Attersley branch of the family. She was such a positive and upbeat person and  a pleasure to be around. She even arranged trips for me when she worked at Sears Travel.
    Unfortunately  I will not be able to make visitation or the funeral service as I have picked up the cold/flu virus that is going around and am not able to go out. 
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences...your mother will be missed.
  • Nov 5, 2017

    Carolyn Jenkins
    My deepest sympathy to Andrea Logan and Preston I'm so sorry for your loss. Anita was always worrying about everyone else and always trying to advocate for them. I use to tell her not to worry so much. I will miss her but never forget her. 
  • Nov 6, 2017

    Laurie Ash
    Anita was a very amazing happy spirited woman!
    She was thoughtful and caring and was always speaking highly about everyone!     She was confident and secure in her abilities to succeed but was never boastful or display any negative behaviour towards others .
    Anita proudly would light up when talking about her daughter , Andrea, and her very special grandchildren - Logan and Preston.  They were the joys of her life !
    A beautiful soul and very special friend to so many! 
    We are blessed to have had Anita in our lives and she has left us many gifts of our happy memories of times spent together.  Forever missed and always will be remembered .
    Rest in peace Anita !  Heaven has been made even brighter by your addition but we will miss  your laugh and beautiful smile!  Your joy in life taught us all how to face our challenges and strive to be our best and to never give up .  
     Thank you Anita for all you gave of yourself !
    I still want to be like you when I grow up- thank you dear friend .
  • Nov 27, 2017

    Brian Wilson
    Dear Andrea,
    My sincere condolences and deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother.
    Take care,
    Brian Wilson 

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