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127 Church Street
P.O. Box 370
Almonte, ON K0A 1A0
Phone: 1-613-256-3313
Fax: 1-613-256-6300
Anne Rettie

Anne Rettie

Friday, February 9th, 1951 - Friday, September 6th, 2019
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Passionate Horse Lover and Crusader for Cat Rescue.
(referred to as the “Cat Angel”)

Taken from this world suddenly in a car accident on
Friday, September 6, 2019.

Of Almonte, Ontario, at the age of 68.
Anne leaves her brother Alex Rettie behind as well as many close friends through her connections with raising and riding horses, cat rescue, dog agility, and singing in community choir. There were also many friends made throughout her career in high-tech , technical writing and content marketing. Donations in memory of Anne may be made to your local animal welfare society or cat rescue charity.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 11am in the Gamble Chapel with a small informal reception to follow.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of
(127 Church Street, Almonte, ON. (613)256-3313)
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    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 11:00am
    C.R. Gamble Funeral Home
    127 Church St
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  • Reception

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    C.R. Gamble Reception Suites
    127 Church Street
    Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0
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Rod and Joy Grainger

Posted at 03:00pm
We first met Anne about 35 years ago, when she and Peter were good friends. We remember her as a beautiful, slim young lady with a great sense of humour, and a lovely laugh. At that time, she smoked, as people did in those days, and she enjoyed a drink. Over the years, she got to know our children and grandchildren, with whom she was most generous. She and Peter, whom she married (we were witnesses at their marriage), would join us at our house for a pre-Christmas feast. We remember her as a cheerful person and a great conversationalist: always joining in with her informed perspective, but never dominating the conversation.

She was always a joy to listen to, with her, almost musical, way of speaking. She was so well-read, but never drew attention to this fact. It was just apparent from what she had to offer. Of course, she also had her world view to offer, having lived in several countries, notably India, as her father, a Canadian diplomat, was posted to various places.

Anne loved people, horses, dogs and cats, not necessarily in that order and they loved her back.

We loved her too and are sad to think that we won’t hear her voice, her stories, her opinions or her laughter again. We miss her and will miss her even more on Christmas Eve. Our family will raise a glass to her memory on that day for as long as we live.

Rod and Joy Grainger

Alix Sullivan

Posted at 12:36am
Anne brought so much to our lives -- humour (especially her Brit wit), empathy, intelligence,. integrity. I hope she knows how much we loved her.
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Peppy Mocko

Posted at 11:16am
What a shame! Such a good person.Kind.Sweet.Cheerful.Just a beautiful soul.Anne will be missed by anyone who met her or knew her.God Bless Anne & her family

Stephanie Carriere

Posted at 12:55am
Anne was an angel with a generous heart of gold. She gave me my beautiful boy Dexter (aka Kestrel), helped us with a little medical scare, and was in my corner when he was stolen. Anne was one of the greatest animal lovers in the Valley.

Carol Zahn

Posted at 04:45pm
I spent some time with Anne in the early 80s and thoroughly enjoyed her. She was a kind and gentle soul! She will be missed by humankind and animal-kind alike.

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