Anne Kissel in her 105th year passed away suddenly and peacefully at Hillsdale Terraces, Oshawa on Easter Sunday evening, April 17th, 2022 with loving health care staff at her bedside and family present. Beloved wife of the late Michael Kissel. Loving mother of Ray (Catherine) of Oshawa, Gerald of Edmonton and the late Leslie Kissel (Charles Kinch) of Denman Island, BC. Dear grandmother of James (Emma), Alex (Shannon) and Annie and great-grandmother of Lakelynne and Kai.
Anne was born at home in the north end of Winnipeg beside a wood stove. As a youth she learned the traditions of her Ukrainian culture, enjoyed attending school, excelled at playing basketball and attending CGIT programmes and especially summer camps. Her career as a skilled seamstress in the furrier industry ended when she married a high school classmate and began her family life. Living in Winnipeg, Regina and eventually Sarnia, her efforts were focused on raising her family and trying to provide the things which were not available to her when growing up including advanced education.
Anne was always willing to help out and provided support to PTA, Girl Guides and CWL activities and she willingly shared her talents and knowledge. Her hobbies included rug hooking, gardening, embroidery and quilt making. Later in life she moved to Oshawa to be closer to her family and enjoyed the last years of her life living at Hillsdale Terraces where she was loved by residents and staff alike. Anne was a strong woman and role model who maintained her sharp wit and humour to the end.
The family is requesting that attendees please wear a mask at the visitation and at the Memorial Mass. Relatives and friends are invited to call at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Monday April 25th, 2022 for visitation from 6 – 8 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 373 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 at 10 a.m. Donations in memory of Anna to https://www.archtoronto.org/en/contact-us/donations/donate-pages/donate-to-humanitarian-relief/ (in support of the people of Ukraine) or Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides https://www.dogguides.com/index.html
in lieu of flowers would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).
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Apr 23, 2022Elio Fracalanza
Ray So sorry to hear about the loss of your wonderful mother. I remember our fond exchanges about our mothers while at work. My heart goes out to you and your family. May the precious memories about your mom be with you forever.
Apr 23, 2022Marguarite Quinlan
Dear Ray and Cathy and Family. I have so many wonderful memories of time spent assisting Anne at Hillsdale. What an amazing long life Anne enjoyed! I remember her telling me about playing basketball and her work with fur and her quilting. Anne was a wonderful lady who not surprisingly had a wonderful loving devoted family! How lucky we all are to have had Anne in our lives! May Anne rest in eternal peace. Sincerely, Marguarite Quinlan
Apr 23, 2022ELEANOR RICE
Dear Ray and Cathy, No matter how long and full a life, it is never long enough. I will miss hearing updates on Anne and I’m sorry I will never again see her cheeky smile. Thinking of you all.
Apr 23, 2022Anne Dydyk
Dear Ray and Gerry and extended family, I am very sorry to hear about Ann’s passing. She was a remarkable woman. She and her generation will be missed.
Apr 24, 2022Barbara Tucker
Condolences to the Kissel family Anne lived such a long wonderful life I especially remember her smile her love of cats and her amazing and beautiful quilts Barbara McLaren Tucker
Apr 24, 2022Joan Taylor
Dear Cathy, Ray and all the Kissel family, My sincere condolences on the loss of your amazing "Annie" . I remember her jubilant face when she came off the elevator at Hillsdale with balloons attached to her wheelchair in honour of her 100th birthday. Grandchildren had brought her to the lobby and Annie had no idea a surprise party awaited her! I loved seeing her at musical events in the auditorium where she sang and knew all the lyrics to the "oldies" Her hands were in constant motion clapping the beat. She was always upbeat and a big smile greeted everyone. I'd see her at Mass when Father Keith came to H.T. and she was always so pleasant when people made the effort to chat with her. Anne was blessed to have so many visitors (including multiple dog visits) to her area on the 2nd floor. You were all so good to her. I am unable to come to the visitation on Monday but will see you on Tues. at Anne's Memorial Mass. We can all give thanks for the amazing woman Anne Kissel was and the gift she was to so many in her 104 years. Well done, Good and Faithful Servant. I am so glad our paths crossed at the Terraces. Rest in peace.
Apr 24, 2022Joan Taylor
Apr 25, 2022Ann-Marie Riddell
Dear Kissel Family, I am very sorry to hear this news, my deepest condolences on your loss. May her memory be a blessing.
Apr 25, 2022charlene Kehoe
Ray, Cathy and family. My sincere condolences on the loss of your amazing mother. She lived a long and full life with the help of her loving family and the staff at the Terraces will surely miss her. I was always amused and amazed at her quick wit and truly enjoyed our morning chats. I think of her often when I am quilting and will continue to do so. God bless.
Apr 25, 2022Eveline, Stephen and Family
Ray, Cathy and Family We are sorry for the loss of your Mom, Anne. May your fondest memories help you through this sad and difficult time. We remember Anne as very cheerful and pleasant. You both took such great care of your Mom. The cherished times you spent together, with your Mom, will continue to remain in your heart and thoughts.