I met Anita on the first day I arrived at Zonta. She was a very dignified and friendly woman who immediately introduced herself and made me feel so welcome. Little did I know that she would eventually become a very close friend of mine.
When Anita and Winston got married a few years back, I was pleased to do the flowers for her wedding. She wanted simple elegance and was meticulous about how she wanted the flowers to be arranged. She was especially fond of lilac and purple tones. She was a beautiful bride standing next to Winston. They made a very handsome couple, and she often referred to her husband as her “Rock”. She was so happy.
Anita was also a very talented woman and had many interests, especially her passion for Bunka embroidery. For over 30 years, she created many magnificent projects now featured in her lovely home and elsewhere. She introduced me to this craft, and over the years, we sat side by side in class every Wednesday at the Ancaster Senior Center. We shared many stories and many laughs. She had a wonderful sense of humor.
Anita was also proud to be the mother of her loving son, Ryan. She spoke of him very highly and loved him dearly.
Our friendship meant so much to me, and I was privileged to be her friend. I will forever miss her.
Rest in peace my dear Anita, You were loved by so many. You will be missed.
My sincere condolences to Anita’s family.