It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs. Anne Rosalie Bannon, age 75 years passed away peacefully at the TBRHSC on May 2, 2018 with her family by her side. Anne was a lifelong member of Fort William First Nation. She was born in Fort William, Ontario on March 23, 1943 and grew up in Squaw Bay. She met her husband Richard and they raised 7 children. Mom was a very caring, loving, thoughtful and helpful Mom, Grandma and would do anything for you, but she also would tell you like it was. She was a Red Cross homemaker for 15 years until retiring. She was a natural sports woman, who played baseball, broomball and curling. Boston Bruins was her favorite team, she was happy when they finally won the cup again. She would always watch and cheer on her children, grandchildren, who played hockey or baseball. She was our # 1 fan and most vocal supporter. Anne also loved playing bingo and going to the casino. Most recently, her daughter Florence had taken taken care of her in Minneapolis with family and Anne thoroughly enjoyed the time spent there. Mom was predeceased by her husband Richard Bannon Sr. in 2012, twins at birth, her parents Alphonse and Josephine Fenton, sister Mary, brother Gilbert and sister Dot, grandson Adam Ahola. Mom is survived by children Anita (Tony Collins Sr.), Steve, Florence Ahola (Mark), Patricia (Rob), Bev, Anna and Richard Jr., numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by siblings Rita, Yvonne and Laverne (Sioux) Fenton (Myria). Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018, when family and friends will gather for Funeral Mass at 10:00 am, at St. Anne's Mission Church celebrated by Rev. Larry Kroker s.j.. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Visitation for friends and family will take place on Sunday, May 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in St. Anne’s Church with prayers offered at 7:00 pm.
Anne Bannon will be remembered in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove. Annual dedication service Sunday, June 9, 2019.