Anne Elizabeth Paxton, born August 19, 1952, passed away peacefully with family by her side on January 30, 2022. She grew up in Richmond Hill, Ontario before moving to Victoria, British Columbia in her 20s. Anne instantly fell in love with the ocean and mountains, walking along Dallas Road and other beaches as often as she could. She spent her working career employed by the provincial government as a legislative assistant for the NDP. Anne enjoyed this work immensely and cared deeply about the friendships she made along the way.
Anne is survived and missed dearly by her children Liam (MacKinley) and Cait (Stephanie), step-children Sarah (Scott) and Josh (Melissa) and their mother Donyne, and of course her turtle Lamonte and cat Cheena. Her kindness, patience, and perseverance live on in her children, grandchildren Evan, Edison, Hatley, and Francis, and everyone else whose lives she so beautifully graced. Anne now joins her father Stuart, mother Celestine (Lowndes), brother Michael, sister Cathy (Horlick), and dear friend Nana Ruth.
Our family extends their sincere gratitude to The Heights at Mt. View staff, especially Willow, Jennifer, Brenda, and the amazing care aids who helped care for her over the past three years. We also thank Dr. Attwell and the staff at Victoria General Hospital and the Royal Jubilee Hospital for all their efforts and attention. In lieu of a service, we ask that you remember Anne as she lived — with a genuine smile, heartfelt laugh, and unwavering compassion for everyone she met.
Above all, Anne was a devoted mother who showed her kids everyday how to love unconditionally, to listen deeply, and to appreciate the simplest things in life. We will think of her anytime we are at the ocean and feel the sun shining or the rain falling. Mum, we will miss you forever but take solace in knowing your spirit is once again free to walk with the waves.