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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: Cathy and Charles (jack)
Relation: Friends

Anne was definitely one remarkable lady. She truly touched anyone who was lucky enough to know her. Her dedication as a teacher most certainly influenced children she had taught, including her grandchildren. Though we will miss her deeply, she will always be remembered. Rest in peace.

From: Linda Wardell
Relation: Friend

Anne will be remembered and missed by so many. She was a very giving person and was always willing to share her knowledge and experience.

From: Glenn Harvey
Relation: Friend

Tom and family, although we are not able to be with you today in person, please know that we are with you in our hearts. Cindy and Glenn.

From: Len & Kathy Goodman
Relation: Shrine

Although we cannot attend today’s service, our thoughts are with you. Cherish the memories that you shared together in the difficult days ahead.

From: Evelyn Meredith-Jones
Relation: husbands used to work together (Lesiuk)

My dear Tom. I am so very sorry to hear of Anne’s passing. My heart goes out to you and your family. I didn’t know her that well but she was always very kind to me and I appreciated that. I know that she will be missed by all and can only hope you can find some peace in knowing she was a good person and well thought of. Evelyn and family

From: Colby Dewart

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From: Colby Dewart

Mr. Earl, Darren and Dana, I was saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have many great memories of being at your house and at the lake growing up, and your Mom was always there to keep Darren and I in line. Take care. Colby

From: Rita and Garry Burch
Relation: Friend

Would you contact Tom Earl personally for us and not post this on the website. We would like to have a telephone conversation with him and give you our number..250.223.8276. to pass on to him. I worked with Anne at Wynndel School and Garry and Tom are Masonic Family.
Thank you….we can’t find a phone number for Tom or we would contact him ourselves. Rita and Garry

From: Johanna & Tony Mulder
Relation: Friends

Our deepest condolences Tom. It was a such a shock to hear of Ann’s passing at installation tonight.

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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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