Winchester Press – obit – Annie May Summers
Annie May Summers
May 27, 1917 to Feb. 25, 2008
Annie May Summers passed away on Feb. 25, 2008,surrounded by her family.
She was the daughter of the late Samuel and the late Jenny Fanningof Carleton Place. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Summers.She was survived by her children Karen (Richard) Traczyk of Russell,and Steven (Polly) Summers of Smiths Falls. She was the much lovedgrandmother of John (Patti) Pelkey, of Tamworth, Ont., and Kenneth(Jennifer) Pelkey of Silver Springs, Md. She was the dearest great-grandmotherof Samantha and Liam Pelkey of Tamworth. She was predeceased byher sister Dorothy (Ralph) MacPherson, her brothers George (Elsie),Frank, and Lloyd (Pauline) Fanning. She was the special aunt ofJoyce Preston, Reg Fetterly, Judith Fanning, and Jim Bennett,all deceased. She is survived by her sister-in-law Florence Fanningof London, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She willbe sadly missed by her old friends in Winchester, and her newfriends at the Hartford Retirement Centre. “Gone from sightbut never from our hearts.”
Annie was the oldest member of the former St. Mathias AnglicanChurch. She served on the Altar Guild, worked at bazaars, teas,and card parties, and was a member of the Ladies Guild. She workedin the store alongside her husband for years, served as a CubScout leader, and served Meals on Wheels.
She travelled across Canada, spent winters in Florida, and visitedthe British Isles and Holland. She kept up correspondence withthe Dutch family her husband had been billeted with during thewar for over 60 years.
The funeral was held on March 1 at the Daniels Funeral Chapelsin Winchester, officiated by Father Craig Bowers of Morrisburg,Father Robert Assaly of Killaloe, formerly of Winchester, andfamily friend Rev. Sonia Ireson of Hamilton. The soloist was MeghannBaker of Ottawa accompanied by Sarah Cogan of Embrun. Intermentof cremated remains will be held in the spring at Maple RidgeCemetery in Chesterville.
The honourary pallbearers were Max Boyd, Blake Taylor, Rob Preston,and Chris Doeschot of Holland. The pallbearers were Ken Arsenault,Bruce Kerr, Ron Lewis, John McClenahan, Richard Fanning, and DavidFanning.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciatedby the family.