Messages for the Family of Lassance-Kiss Anne
From: Dorothy Spevack
To the family of Anne Lassance. I knew Anne at St. Margaret's for the past several years as I was one of the caregivers for Judy, Anne's next door neighbour and as a St. Margaret's volunteer for a small group storytelling program that Anne was part of. Anne was very kind to Judy and to other St. Margaret's residents. I was very glad to have known Anne. I send my condolences for your loss.
From: Joanne Kini
Anne was my first friend as I began teaching at McGill School of Nursing in 1965. She
was joyful, fun and I got to know her family well. She was very kind and welcomed my eldest daughter into her home, when she was studying in Montreal. I am privileged to
have known her so many years and we would have occasional phone calls over the past 9 years that I have lived in San francisco.
I know how proud her sons were of her and their devotion to her well being. May she rest in peace and pray for all of us.
From: Larissa Kini
Dear Sandor, Laszlo, and Ben,
Sending my condolences for your loss of your dear mother. I have such fond memories of her and you all in Montreal. She will be missed!!!
From: Amanda Walker
So sorry for your loss. Aunty Anne was such a beautiful person inside and out. Kisses and hugs to you all.
From: Susan (Walker) Millett
Dear Shawni, Lazi, and Ben,
As you well know, I've known Auntie Anne all my life, literally, but more like another Mom. She had the most beautiful spirit and outlook on life like no other person I've ever encountered. No matter what you might be facing or some obstacle you're trying to get over, she always had a bright side to view a situation from. Years ago, many in fact, I made a comment to her that if I went back to pursue my degree (while juggling a family) it would take forever and I would be "x" years old. Her response was basically ... so, years down the road you'll still be that age. Question is, will it be with or without the degree you want?"
Another favorite of mine, was when she would recount at our combined family gatherings, the story of when I was 4 or 5 and went to her flat for a visit. I saw Uncle Lazi cleaning their windows and asked why. "Isn't this a Mom's job?" She quickly corrected me saying it was a joint family task and, basically, all hands on deck were needed. No one person or task should be designated as His or Hers. If you're both able, then be flexible and help when it's needed.
I could go on and on but I'm sure there must be a limit on this post ... so I'll end by saying Auntie Anne was one of the most positive, beautifully spirited people I've ever been blessed to know and love.
From: Alexandra Lemieux
Aunti Anne will always hold a special place in my heart. With love Alexandra Ryan and Robbie
From: Susan Kenyon Roberts
I was very saddened to hear about Anne's passing. Our paths crossed several times over the years. I will remember her for her sense of humor, and for our affinity for St. Theresa. May she be surrounded by love, peace and lots of roses!
From: The Gioia family
My sincere condolences to Ben and is family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a lovely women.
From: Christian Colby-Kelly
It is with deep sadness that my husband Peter, our son Seamus, and I learned of the passing of our dear and wonderful friend Anne. When we lived in Montreal we enjoyed her company over the years so much, and we all appreciated her depth of kindness, love, keen intelligence, sharp wit, and generosity, all in keeping with her stalwart faith; Anne was a gem of a woman. In addition to being a loving family friend, she showed her professionalism in generously helping me many times come to terms with pregnancy losses. Later she was warm and loving to our son, the most wonderful 'aunt' and so enthusiastic about his successes. Anne was Christian love personified. And she was also one of the most intelligent people I have ever met. After moving to Ontario, we loved to visit Anne when we were able to, in Montreal, and we will miss her dearly. Our sincere condolences to her family.