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Anne Earl

March 10, 1943 - December 6, 2015


Anne was born in King Daughters Hospital in Duncan, BC and raised in Lake Cowichan, BC where her father ran Tiesu’s Store.  Following high school, Anne attended the University of Victoria and trained as a teacher.  Her first teaching position was in Surrey, BC and then she returned to Lake Cowichan and took a position at J.H. Boyd School.  In 1965 she met her husband Cst. Thomas F. Earl and they married April 9, 1966.  They purchased their first home in Ladysmith and this is where their daughter Dana was born 4 years later.  In 1970, they moved to Surrey, BC where their son Darren was born a year later.  Anne spent the next five years raising her family. 

Anne and Tom moved to Sayward in 1976, 100 Mile House in 1978 and Lytton in 1980 where she taught at the respective elementary schools.  Shawnigan Lake was their destination in 1982 where Anne found work at the Mill Bay Yarn shop, the Dutch Deli and Dickie’s Insurance in Duncan before accepting a position at Bench Rd. Elementary School.  In 1989 a move to Creston, BC found them empty nesters as both children were attending university and Anne taught in the Wyndel elementary school.  A final transfer to Campbell River for Tom saw Anne teaching at both Evergreen and Cedar schools.  Both her and Tom retired in 1998 and moved back to the Cowichan Valley where they have lived since.

Anne was a dedicated teacher who turned down all teaching positions above grade two.  She loved the little ones.  Kindergarten was her favourite for a strong focus on social skills.

In retirement Anne was an active member of the Heart and Stroke Walking Club, Daughters of the Nile and the Badoura Club.  Her most active and enjoyable times were spent attending the many dancing and sporting activities of her four grandchildren.  They also spent many enjoyable winters south in their RV.

Anne was predeceased by her parents Walter and Edith Tiesu, her brother and his wife Len and Ruth Tiesu, her brother-in-law Henry Monti, her nephews Wade Trace and Danny Tiesu.  She leaves behind her loving husband Tom, their daughter Dana (Laird) Ruehlen their son Darren (Tricia) Earl and four “perfect” grandchildren: Maya and Brett Ruehlen and Olivia and Dallas Earl.  As well as her two sisters, Marie Monti and Louise (Phillip) Trace and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to formally thank Dr. Dan Philippson whose devotion to Anne’s care was above and beyond.  We would also like to thank the staff of the Cowichan District Hospital.  We specifically thank nurses Sue and Cassie for their special care for Anne.

There will be a Celebration of Life on December 12, 2015 at the Eagles Hall, 2965 Boys Road, Duncan, BC at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers you may donate to the cancer society.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Yvette Macgregor{Thomas}
Relation: RCMP

So sorry Tom to hear of your loss.
We are presently in southern ca. for the winter.
Take care, Yvette

From: Jan Dockray
Relation: Best Friend all through High School

I was so sorry to hear of Anne’s passing. My thoughts are with you.

From: Allan Waddy
Relation: RCMP

Tom & Family; my sincere condolences on the recent passing of Anne. May the Lord give you strength and peace at this most difficult time of your lives. Warmest personal regards, Allan Waddy

From: Greg & Karen Lonsdale
Relation: Friends

Tom, and to all your family, with our deepest sympathy. Wishing you comfort and strength in the days to come.

From: Les & Barb Stewart
Relation: Friend

Our deepest condolences, Anne will be deeply missed.

From: Dan, Irene, Sean and Shannon Creally
Relation: RCMP and residing in Shawnigan Lake while Tom was posted there

May fond memories of Ann bring your comfort during this hard time in your life. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.

From: Steve & Marcia Kitchen
Relation: RCMP VETS

It is with sad and heavy heart that we pass on our condolences to you Tom and your Family. Our thoughts are with you all.
Steve and Marcia

From: Robert J. Russell
Relation: Shrine and Daughters of the Nile

Dear Tom and family:

Our sincerest condolences for Anne. She was a great lady and will be missed by her many friends.

Bob and Pat Russell

From: Una Hearn
Relation: Friend

To Tom Earl and Family

My deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of Anne. She was a fun loving person and will be missed by me and many others.

Sincerely Una

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
December 12, 2015
Beginning at 1:00pm

Eagles Hall
2965 Boys road
Duncan, BC Canada

2965 Boys road
Duncan, BC Canada

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