Elizabeth Ann Lochhead

In Memorial

Passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by children, James (Sandy), Melanie (Trevor), Jennifer (Ellery), Andrew (Kelsea), Gwynneth (Shawn), Rhonda, Dude (Rebecca), 11 grandchildren, and other family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Larry Lim, the staff at McKenney Creek Hospice, and the staff at the Ridge Meadows Cancer Clinic for their wonderful care.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 18th at St. Andrew’s United Church – 22165 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Girl Guides of Canada would be appreciated.
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  1. Ann and I were ‘attached at the hips’ during our years at Macdonald college and McGill University. We worked as camp counselors at the Crippled Childrens’ Camp in Ayers Cliff, Quebec, and hitched-hike just to see how far we could get on our days off. We joined Cadets together after each had come up through the rank of Girls Guides. We attended concerts by Pete Segar, Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, and the like. Ann was without a doubt the best friend, I ever. When she and David were married, I was a bridesmaid. It was a challenge to maintain close contact as I went to Japan for several years and since then have lived in New England, while Ann was in various parts of Canada raising her wonderful family. We were able to get together only occasionally, but remained close in our hearts. She is sadly missed and will never forgotten.

    Emi Tanaka Flynn

  2. Kathy Reimer (Wilson)

    Anne will surely be missed but not forgotten! She was a huge role model for me in Life! I admire how much she quietly went about helping the community with all that she did volunteering, fostering, working with Teens, Girl Guides… the list goes on. She helped make little people into amazing human beings! You must feel very blessed to of had her as a mother and she will always be in our hearts forever.
    Love, from our Family, to yours! xoxoxoxo

  3. Vic and Barb Bond

    Barb and I are thankful for the time we spent with Ann while she was visiting Calgary and Bragg Creek. We had just a couple of occasions to meet her but will not forget her smile and so positive approach to her illness. Our thoughts are with all of the family for your loss.
    Vic and Barb Bond, Okotoks, Alberta

  4. Helen Marshall Taylor

    So sorry Ann has lost her long battle, she was so brave and wonderful, I really enjoyed my visit with her a few years ago and so glad that I came out. I always wished we lived closer so we could have visited more . She was a very special person . My prayers and heart go out to each of you at this difficult time , wish I could have come for the service but cannot. Thank you for letting me know and it was so wonderful I could speak to her for a few minutes last wek, I will always remember it. Love & prayers to you all Love Helen Marshall Taylor

  5. Janet & Vince Pinsky

    Mel, I only know your amazing mom through your amazing and inspiring stories about her. I also will never forget our ham dinner in Cold Lake with her, that was fun. Her enthusiasm for life is an inspiration to many and I know that she raised many fine children, those of her blood and those she took in as hers. I am saddest for the ones left behide to grieve the loss of your mom. I am so proud of all of your family for helping her through these last few years and giving her a loving and much needed hand in turns from one end of the country to the other. She would be proud of all of you. The love you share is a gift & I all I can send are our deepest sympathys and a special big hug to your Melanie and Trevor. We Love you very much. Janet and Vince, Kristin and Donovan and families.

  6. Melanie, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much your mom meant to you. She was a wonderful person who gave so much of herself to everyone she met.
    Sending you a big hug.

  7. Barara Nad John Ellis

    We will always remember you Mom and all you children when you lived in NL. There were many wonderful stories to tell but can’t write them all out here. It was a good time in all our lives on Johnson Crescent.We are very saddened by your mom’s passing but she is now with her maker and we must be happy for her. She has brought up a wonderful and caring family.
    Blessings Barbara and John

  8. Our prays and thoughts go out to you at a time like this. We are here if you require anything.

    CFEWC Staff

  9. So sorry for your loss. Your mom was an awesome person and I’ll never forget how she took me in and helped me get on my feet when I didn’t know anyone in BC and was a long way from home.

  10. Arlette and Victor Trcka

    Melanie. Sorry for your loss. I never met your mom,but from the stories you and Trevor told me she must have been a very wonderful giving person. We send our deepest sympathy to you Melanie Trevor and your family. Our prayers are with you. All our love Arlette and Victor.

  11. Ann will be missed by all of you, but, not forgotten.
    I lived down the street from you for years. Shawn & Jeremy were involved in Beavers & Scouts with William & Dude. I was involved with Ann on commitees with Beavers & Scouts in the Hammond area. I would see her always in her Girl Guide uniform. I knew she was in the highest regard in that organization. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family members.
    Joanne Aney, Maple Ridge

  12. Sincere sympathy to Melanie,Trevor and all members of the Family. May your memories live on. Love Gary.

  13. Rhonda and family,….I did not meet your Mum, though I felt I knew her through your kind words and your devotion to her……..she will be greatly missed and your memories of her will help you through your grief, Deepest Sympathy………..Maureen Ward & Family

  14. My heart is with you Rhonda
    and the Lochhead family….

    Your Mom… taught us progressive rummy and we had many a late nights at her kitchen table with powdered milk and homemade scones, !!!
    Ann, was an inspiration to being naturally loving and caring and supporting from the heart, with the heart, for the heart.

    Thats why Rhonda, we love you so much and many, and you have friends all around the world who wish they could be by yoursideRIGHT NOW!
    Thank you Ann.
    Honda, I love you
    from my heart,

  15. Ann was my forever friend. My family met her and her family in Thornbury. We had great times teaching at nursery school and as guide leaders. She had 6 kids and I had one. We had many laughs solving the world’s problems while riding bikes though the apple orchards. Ann was my mentor & sounding board. She really had a good common sense approach to life. And boy could she cook. I will miss her. My thoughts are with all of you.

  16. Linda and Riley Ricker

    Melaine — We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. Through knowing you and meeting some of your family, I know that she was a warm and loving Mother who opened her arms to all around her. Her spirit and love were obviously passed down to her children who were both born into and passed through her house. I wish you all the best in this very difficult time. It is always hard to lose your Mother, especially at this time of year. She will live forever in your hearts and memories. Take care and lean on your friends and family in this trying time.

  17. Ann was first a mentor and fellow guider but became a lifelong friend through guiding. I learned so much from her during our years leading units and these lessons were life lessons not just guiding. I won’t forget SOAR 2001 & SOAR 2004 or any of the times since then. I miss you Ann! To Ann’s family, Thank you for sharing your mom with us. I will continue to think and pray for all of you as you go through this difficult time.

  18. Ann was a wonderful lady and I appreciated how she was always there to answer questions or give assistance as I learned and continue to learn to be a leader. She will be greatly missed.

  19. Sean and Kara Duncan

    Gwynneth- we are so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. I am grateful that I did get to meet your Mom during one of her visits here in Bragg Creek. Words can not express my sadness for you at this time, please know we are always here to help in anyway and at anytime. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
    Sean and Kara

  20. Ann- our sister in Guiding. We will always remember your smiling face, your helpful hands and your open heart. You have given so much to so many people. Your memory and spirit lives on in all the lives you’ve touched.

  21. Kathleen Williamson

    Ann was a wonderful person and will be missed by all. I was fortunate to have spent two Guiding times with her, first 20 years ago with my older daughter and more recently with my youngest. One of my favourite memories of Ann was of seeing her riding her bike. It always made me smile.
    Our deepest condolences to all of her family.

  22. I Pauline Allsop (Vic Bond’s sister) and Shawn’s aunt…along with my husband Dale and our family wish to extend sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. Even though I did not have the opportunity to meet her in person I did hear of her in conversation and I did have the opportunity to wait on Jum in my Tim Horton’s store here in Taber. You are in our thoughts and on our minds today as there is no greater loss in life than that of one’s dear mother.

  23. I Pauline Allsop (Vic Bond’s sister) and Shawn’s aunt…along with my husband Dale and our family wish to extend sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. Even though I did not have the opportunity to meet her in person I did hear of her in conversation and I did have the opportunity too of waiting on Jim in my Tim Horton’s store here in Taber. You are all in our thoughts and on our minds today as there is no greater loss in life as that of losing one’s dear mother. Take care…and God Bless

  24. Barbara McConville

    I remember Ann well. We spent about 12 years together in Guiding and she was always a shining example. In our first year together she gave me some words that have lasted and served me well(I have passed them on to my children and many others.) I was having a difficult experience as a commissioner and she informed me very gently, “There are no mistakes only learning experiences.” I knew she was private and serious, but just when I thought I knew what was coming there was that glint in her eye and she was as mischievous as any of the girls.
    Blessing to all you who carry her legacy

  25. Keith & Lisa Thomson

    Our condolences go to all the family. Ann was a wonderful person who touched so many people. She was a loving and thoughtful person who was always helping others. We will treasure our memories of her.

  26. Yvonne Slama-Allan

    I want to extend my deepest condolences to all the family.
    My earlier memories were in Thonbury. Going to church every Sunday and then going over for lunch. Mrs Lochhead was a great host/cook! And after moving out west, the door was always open. I was very lucky to visit/stay for two summers, hanging out with Melanie, Jim and Jennifer, as well as the rest of the family!
    I am very lucky to have been able to reconnect with Melanie, Jennifer and Jim in the past couple years but have only been out west in the past year.
    She will always be tresured in our hearts and greatly missed.

  27. Have been missing you like crazy mum. I really miss being able to call or come see you when I need you the most. You are my inspiration to do well in life as you are the one who gave me a chance to truly be something special. The pain of you gone will never go away but knowing you are watching over me until I see you again in heaven is comforting. I love you and miss you Mum.


  28. Just watched Makeover Wish and felt compelled to find out about this fabulous lady who is such an inspiration. I am sad to see that she has passed, but, amazed that she is still making an impact on this world. I hope her family realizes that her legacy of kindness and love still lives on. I lost my father 7 years ago, so I understand how our lived ones are always missed, but I keep him alive by carrying out his example in my own life. You have quite the shoes to fill…do it with every ounce of love you have for her. God bless.

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