Davidson, Anne

Anne Davidson was born June 14, 1920 in Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland and passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on December 28, 2014 at the Souris Health Centre in Souris, Manitoba with family and friends at her side. Anne immigrated to Canada at the age of 3 with her mother, brothers and one sister to meet her father and 2 older sisters in Hartney, Manitoba. It was here that she spent her growing up years.  She met Allan Davidson and were married in 1946 and moved to Souris, where they raised their 2 children, Garry and Alana. They owned and operated Davidson Jewellers.  Anne leaves to cherish her memory, her children Garry (Brenda) Davidson and Alana Bennett, 4 grandsons, 7 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many great friends.  Anne was predeceased by her loving husband Allan after 64 years of marriage, her mother and father and all her brothers and sisters.  After a private interment at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery, her celebration of life was held at St. Paul’s United Church in Souris, Manitoba on January 2, 2015. Memories, tears and laughs of Anne were shared over lunch at the Royal Canadian Legion.  If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in her memory to: Funds For Furry Friends: 208-740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 0K9. (www.fundsfurfriends.com).

18 thoughts on “Davidson, Anne”

  1. Alana, Garry and families.
    Sorry to hear about the passing of a great lady. I have had lots of laughs and great discussions with her in the past at the odd happy hour in Brandon. She will be missed. Take Care
    Gail Williamson

  2. Garry, Alana and families.
    I was saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. I only met her in the twilight years of her life, but she was a wonderful lady full of spunk and a great sense of humour. Please accept my deepest sympathy at this very difficult time for your family.
    Craig Shanks

  3. Alana, Garry & families,
    Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She was a grand lady. We will miss her visits to Alberta and sitting around our camp fire.
    With deepest sympathy & all our love,
    Leanne, Jim & Marg Impey

  4. Our sincerest sympathies to all that knew and loved Anne.
    She was a gem and will be missed.

    Allan and Anne, together again, a comforting thought.

    Pheme Andrew from her visit with Diana in the Yukon.

  5. Alana, Garry and Family,
    Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your Mom & Grandmother. We only met Anne twice, what a wonderful lady she was with a wicked sense of humour. We enjoyed sitting around the campfire with her while she enjoyed her scotch.
    Penny, Brian and William Smith

  6. Our condolences in the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Marion and Wayne McEntee

  7. A great lady without a doubt. Ann always welcomed us homeless Mounties into her and Alans home. Always a great time with comments of “donuts for the road”. Always laughs that brought many tears our eyes or Ann chasing someone with a shoe …. Will be sadly missed by all.

  8. Garry, Alana and family. Thinking of you all at this time. Anne was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all. Treasure all the good times you had as a family in Souris. This was her home and she loved it here.

    Cheers to you Anne!

    Dave and Linda Swaenepoel

  9. Garry,Alana and families. Sending our condolences to you both during this time of mourning,]. Our thoughts are with you and we hope it gives you some comfort.

  10. To Garry and Alana – my deepest sympathy. My dog and I would walk by Anne,s house every day and would sometimes have a good visit, especially in the Summertimes. That is until she was so heartlessly moved. I know that she will be glad to be at peace. Sadly I could not go to the funeral as am down badly with the flu. Deepest sympathy…Dom French and Mickey (dog)

  11. To Garry, Alana and family – so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I was so fortunate to have gotten to know her these last few years. What a spunky lady!! Souris will miss her!!

  12. We are saddened to read of Anne’s passing and wish we had been able to attend the service. She and Al were great friends. Our sincere condolences to Garry and Alanna. Bruce & Sandi

  13. My Dear Aunt Annie:

    I will miss you
    I will miss our phone calls
    I will miss our laughter
    If Memories hold you close
    You are never far away

    Love you always
    Sheila & Family Vancouver BC

  14. I cannot believe you are gone Auntie Anne!! Even though you lived to a “ripe, ol’ age,” you left us so fast!! We were all enjoying Bev’s birthday just the night before you landed back in the hospital – and not even 2 weeks later, we were attending your funeral. I guess it can be said that you partied to the end!!!
    Wow, how I miss talking to you every morning! It was a ritual – every day I’d call between 9:45 & 10:00. On the days Bev was coming for coffee, you’d cut me off pretty fast – you would see her coming down the road and say : “I have to go; gotta get my Bev’s coffee poured.”
    You were one great lady!! That’s what every one of my friends would say as I introduced them to you. We’d have a Happy Hour together & oh my, how they wanted to be just like you!!
    And so do I!!! Campbell girls, that’s what we are! I miss you, Auntie Anne.
    xxx ooo

  15. My condolences to Garry and Alana on Anne’s passing. Both she and Al were great Souris supporters and enriched the town with their contributions to the social well being of town life.

  16. Dear Garry, Brenda, Alana and families. So very sorry to read of your mom’s passing. She was such a great lady, full of spirit and always stopped to ask how everyone was doing. Your mom and dad were both very good to Betty and I when we were back in Souris, during my time at the Branch and would even drop into the branch at the Brandon Coop Grocery in later years just to have a chat. You will surely miss her but can find comfort in all the great memories. Our sincere condolences and our thoughts are with you. Ray and Betty Howell, Maple Ridge BC

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