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 Fanning of 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 loved grandmother of John (Patti) Pelkey, of Tamworth, Ont., and Kenneth (Jennifer) Pelkey of Silver Springs, Md. She was the dearest great-grandmother of Samantha and Liam Pelkey of Tamworth. She was predeceased by her sister Dorothy (Ralph) MacPherson, her brothers George (Elsie), Frank, and Lloyd (Pauline) Fanning. She was the special aunt of Joyce Preston, Reg Fetterly, Judith Fanning, and Jim Bennett, all deceased. She is survived by her sister-in-law Florence Fanning of London, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She will be sadly missed by her old friends in Winchester, and her new friends at the Hartford Retirement Centre. “Gone from sight but never from our hearts.”
Annie was the oldest member of the former St. Mathias Anglican Church. She served on the Altar Guild, worked at bazaars, teas, and card parties, and was a member of the Ladies Guild. She worked in the store alongside her husband for years, served as a Cub Scout leader, and served Meals on Wheels.
She travelled across Canada, spent winters in Florida, and visited the British Isles and Holland. She kept up correspondence with the Dutch family her husband had been billeted with during the war for over 60 years.
The funeral was held on March 1 at the Daniels Funeral Chapels in Winchester, officiated by Father Craig Bowers of Morrisburg, Father Robert Assaly of Killaloe, formerly of Winchester, and family friend Rev. Sonia Ireson of Hamilton. The soloist was Meghann Baker of Ottawa accompanied by Sarah Cogan of Embrun. Interment of cremated remains will be held in the spring at Maple Ridge Cemetery 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 David Fanning.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.