Erica Anne Hooper

Erica Anne Hooper

Anne Hooper, passed away suddenly the morning of August 6th, 2010 in Salmon Arm, just a little more than a month before her 96th birthday.

Anne Holmes was born September 30, 1914 in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. Anne was known as ‘Nan’ from a young age, the eldest child of noted Ornithologist Charles Holmes and Elisabeth Holmes, with younger brothers Eric and Paul. She grew up on a farm, and moved with her family onto a large ranch when she was a teenager. In 1929, before Anne’s fifteenth birthday, she discovered the remains of a Triceratops. She began working with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Canada in 1939 in southern Saskatchewan, transferring to the Salmon Arm branch when she moved with her parents to the Shuswap area in 1947. Anne met Albert Hooper and they married in 1950. Anne retired from the Bank to be a homemaker. She loved baking and cooking for her family, especially bread and her special macaroni and cheese casserole. Knitting and Quilting were some of her favourite pastimes, her family can attest with gifted sweaters, socks, etc. Anne was an avid reader and willing to converse on nearly any subject. She was always game for an adventure, exploring the Shuswap for rocks and fossils, a naturalist keen to learn all that is flora and fauna. As a diligent record keeper, she treasured her own family history along with being a long term citizen of the Shuswap area. Anne and Albert travelled to places like New Zealand and Mexico, before his passing in 1982. Anne had always been willing to try new things as she recently enjoyed playing on the Hockey Team as a resident at Piccadilly Care Centre.

Anne is predeceased by her parents, Charles and Elisabeth, her husband Albert, and brother Eric. She is survived by her only child: Alan (Lynda); Grandsons Todd (Daniel and Great-grandson Kai), Ryan, and Greg; Brother Paul (Marion) Holmes, Daughter in Law Nancy Cannon, many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Anne was a devoted Friend, Wife, Mother, Sister, Nana, and Great-Grandmother. She will be fondly remembered by all her family and friends, for her intelligent and caring nature along with the best sense of humour.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday, August 17, 11:00 am at Bowers Funeral Chapel, Salmon Arm. In lieu of flowers please direct donations to the Piccadilly Care Centre Residents Recreation Fund.

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