ANNE GREEN – nee: BENTON
June 20, 1911 – November 19,2002
Annie passed away peacefully at Terraceview Lodge on the afternoon of November 19th. She was pre deceased by her husband Edward in 1987, and her daughter-in-law June Green in 2002. She is survived by her stepson Ronald Green, grandchildren and great grand children of Yuma, Az. Bellingham, Wa. and Dallas Tx. She also leaves behind many relations in England and Scotland..
Prior to W.W. 2 Annie received her nursing degree and then during W.W.2 she nursed in a military hospital in London, England. Many service men received exemplary and compassionate care from her.
In 1949 after the war, Annie immigrated to Canada. She nursed in various places including Hamilton, Pouce Coupe, Vancouver, Miller Bay and Terrace. She was very dedicated to her profession and especially loved caring for children and babies.
Annie met her husband Edward in Prince Rupert where they were married in 1960. That same year they moved to Terrace and Annie worked in Mills Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 1976. After her husband’s death in 1987, Annie moved into The Willows where she enjoyed the camaraderie of other retirees.
In 1994 Annie moved into Terraceview Lodge. This was to be her final home. It is often said that life is like a circle and what you give out will come back to you, Annie’s life exemplified just that. In her working years she gave her skills, compassion, and caring to others; In her latter years she received the same.
Annie left a large family and an even larger group of friends and colleagues who miss her greatly.
Perhaps my thoughts about Annie are best reflected in this little poem.
Some people come into our lives and quietly go.
Some people move into our lives and dance.
They waken us to new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom.
Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.
They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same.
Goodbye Annie – Have a good journey Home.