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Anne Snieckus

Anne Cecilia Snieckus (Pinkham)

Tuesday, February 17th, 1942 - Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
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Obituary

Anne Cecilia Snieckus, née Pinkham
Feb. 17, 1942 - Feb. 12, 2020

In the late afternoon on Wednesday, February 12 2020, a week before her 77 birthday, with daughter Naomi Marie, son Darius Victor, grandson Noah Ennis Victor, son-in-law Matt Zvi Samuel Baram and her husband Victor Algirdas at her beside, left her material world. Naomi kept a five-day vigil, ministering from early morning to late night speaking, singing, reminiscing with Anne, with her family holding her hand in turn often through these hours, offering various thoughts, among which were: "you are not leaving us, you are with us, day to day, forever; we love you; all of us are here with you." Her sisters, Marie and Trish, brothers Richard and John, in the UK, knew soon afterwards by phone.

We closed her eyes, and ours, and to gave undivided thought to our Anne, evoking in each in different ways, her vibrant character, her moral nature, her recognition of right/wrong and her strength in stating her views, her altruism, her giving heart and rich spirit, and, throughout, her joie de vivre.

She is deeply missed by her granddaughter Portia Rosalind Sunniva, her grandson Noah Ennis Victor, and her daughter-in-law Rebecca Anne McGuire-Snieckus.

Anne is predeceased by her parent Richard Pinkham and Marie Pinkham (nee Reynolds).

Anne has received aquamation. There will be no viewing or lying in state. She will be gently sprinkled into the soil below a tree to be planted at the family cottage and thereby will be present for all future chats, discussions and much laughter. Dates of this ceremony to be announced in the coming months. Therefore, dearest Anne, your phrase "you'll miss me when I'm gone" will never be. You are now with us more than ever. With love everlasting, your family.
In lieu of flowers or a donation, please give a box of paints or bright crayons to someone as a #JustBecauseMagic surprise to kindle their creative spirit, something Anne always believed in and bring about her smile. Online condolences at www.wartmanfuneralhomes.com.
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Phyllis Armitage

Posted at 02:51pm
Anne's vibrant energy will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathy to all. Phyllis & Howard
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Phyllis Armitage

Posted at 02:38pm
Dear Victor, Naomi, Darius and all of our families,
We have not had the opportunity to see Anne for several years and we are saddened to learn of her death. The photo that you have selected captures her beautiful smile and vibrant energy - exactly as we remember Anne. I know she will be deeply missed by all. We shared enjoyable dinners and many good times over the years and want to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you. With love and memories of happy times together. Phyllis & Howard Armitage
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Carol Goodwin

Posted at 09:13am
Lovely memories of Anne - her quick wit and bright humour at the Cambridge Writers Collective, her warm hospitality and culinary skills at her Elora home.
Sincere condolences to Victor, Naomi, Darius and all Anne's family.
Carol Goodwin, Waterloo.
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Jide Alo

Posted at 06:06pm
Dear Vic,
We just got the unbelievable news of the passing on of our dear Anne on Feb 12th.. It has been such a shocking news as Anne was a dear friend, sister and mother indeed. She was such an adorable personality with a big heart who welcomed all of Vic's numerous international students (regardless of colour or creed) into her home as if they were siblings to Darius and Naomi.
I remember arriving in Waterloo Ontario with my wife and two children in the winter of February 1983 and she was there for us; to settle us in especially my wife and children (who were in a foreign country for the first time in their lives!). Anne made Canada warm for us and being there with loads of home hardware and clothing. She immediately struck an affable chord with my wife and removed loneliness from her repertoire while I was busy in the Vic's lab (under Vic's excellent mentorship) designing new synthetic strategies to new valuable organic molecules for mankind.

Oh Anne, we feel really really bad that we saw you last 33 years ago (1987) even though we and our children continue to have very fond memories of you. It is a pity that we did not have another opportunity to see you but the sweet memories of your sisterly and motherly love will forever and ever remain with us.

Our dear Vic, please take heart and accept our heartfelt condolences. We appreciate its a blow to you, Darius, Naomi and the grandchildren knowing how dear and emotional strength that Anne was to the entire family.
May her great and loving soul rest in perfect peace.

Distinguished Prof Dr Babajide & Mrs Funmi ALO, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, NIGERIA (Vic's former student at the Univ of Waterloo, Ont. Canada) 31 March 2020
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Emily McLean

Posted at 12:02pm
Dear Naomi
My heartfelt condolence to you and your family. Your mother was an everlasting treasure . Cherish the memories
Love, Emily McLean
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