Anne Gledhill, aged 87, peacefully passed away in her home on July 26, 2023. Born on September 21, 1935 in Calgary, Alberta, she was the daughter of George and Esther Kwiat. On June 25, 1957, she married the love of her life, Ken Gledhill, and their love story continued until the very end. Together, they raised four children: Joanne (Stan) Jacobs, Michael (Pin) Gledhill, Bill (Tracey) Gledhill, and Janet Gledhill. Anne was also a beloved grandmother to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and numerous relatives. She will be forever adored as “Gramma Oak.”
Anne’s professional journey was diverse, reflecting her determined nature. She initially met Ken while studying nursing. Later on, she became a skilled swimming instructor and lifeguard. In the midst of raising a family and working full-time, she obtained her Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation. Eventually, she rose to a prominent role at Husky Oil, overseeing the payroll and benefit departments. Anne’s dedication and commitment in her career defined her as a relentless and accomplished individual.
Beyond her professional achievements, Anne cultivated various hobbies and passions throughout her life. Sewing and knitting were among her exceptional talents. Additionally, Anne and Ken spent countless hours on the golf course, pursuing their shared love for the sport. Through the years, they traveled and golfed together with cherished friends. The couple also relished in their early retirement, spending almost two decades in Hemet, California, during the winter months.
One of Anne’s most remarkable qualities was her intelligence and wisdom. She instilled in her children the values of independence, conscientiousness, environmentalism, and empathy. Leading by example, Anne lived her life to the fullest, never doing anything halfway. Her unwavering determination was evident in her battle against cancer, triumphing over the illness three times and defying the odds. Throughout her health journey, Ken stood by her side, demonstrating the depth of their love and companionship. Anne was akin to a cat with nine lives, and now she can finally find peace and rest. Her absence will undoubtedly be deeply felt by all who knew her.