July 8, 1942 – September 7, 2012
Anne passed away peacefully in the hands of love on September 7, 2012. Devoted wife of the late James Wattling, she will be dearly missed by her children Richard James (Diane) and Shari Anne (Trevor) as well as her grandchildren Lynn Brady and Austin Wattling, and great grandchildren Jaxson and Tai Knowles.
Anne was born in 1942 at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, the daughter of the late Owen and Helen Barton (nee Hayes). As a young woman, she went to teacher’s college and began teaching at 19 years of age. In 1957, she met a handsome and headstrong young man, James Wattling, at a church dance. Five years later, in 1962, the two were married at the same church, Kingsway-Lambton United. In 1967 Anne left teaching and the couple moved to Lethbridge, Alberta, and then moved to Calgary in 1972. Anne and Jim found happiness and laughter in their family, home and travels together until Jim’s passing in 1995. In the second act of her life Anne devoted herself to her family, especially her grandchildren, as well as her love of art, opera, community service (Girl Guides of Canada) and her enormous curiosity and interest in the world around us.
Anne is survived by her sister Joan Rose (Jim) and brother Bruce Barton (Irene), as well as her beloved nieces and nephews Ross and Veronica Barton, Alison, Fraser, Ian and Cameron Rose, and Bill, Patti, James and Chris McKee.
At Anne’s request no services will be held. A private interment with family will take place. Please forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In her memory, tribute donations can be made to Chinook Hospice, the CNIB and the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – A.A. Milne
Many thanks to family, friends and neighbors as well as Dr. Roger Tsang, Dr. Veronica Sam and the staff of the Tom Baker Cancer Center. Also thanks to Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Jespersen, Calgary Home Care and Palliative Services and the nurses and staff at Chinook Hospice.
In living memory of Anne Wattling, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences