Anita Mae Hood
January 17, 1924
– January 8, 2016
Age: 92 years
Anita was pre-deceased by her parents, Ernest and Ida Hebb and by two brothers, Fred Hebb and Bernie Hebb.
She is survived by her loving husband, Bruce; her children: Kathy (Ken) Hutchinson, Val (Morley) Myren, Dwight (Dey) Boulton, Bill (Shannon) Boulton; step-children: Linda (Neil) Taylor, Mark (Elizabeth) Hood, Lorelei Cooper, and Gordon (Teresa) Hood. She is also survived by four brothers: Roy (Norma), Russell (Lorraine), Wilson (Evelyn), and Bruce (Marge); two sisters: Evelyn and Brenda. Anita and Bruce also share 16 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Anita was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, U.S.A. At age 2, she moved to Nova Scotia, grew up there and then moved to Winnipeg where she raised her family. She moved to Vancouver, worked for United Cigar Stores, and later moved to Vernon where she and Bruce met at a dance. Together they took up pattern dancing and joined the Helena Center Pattern Dancers. They enjoyed performing for residents at seniors’ homes throughout Vernon and area. Anita liked gardening — her favourite flowers were pink roses. She also enjoyed golfing and going on bus tours as well as attending music festivals. For many years at Christmas time, Anita made it a tradition to make gingerbread houses for her grand kids.
The family would like to thank Dr. Mandreck and the staff at Noric House for their compassionate care of Anita during her stay.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that anyone wanting to contribute to the memory of Anita may do so to the Alzheimer’s Society.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to PLEASANT VALLEY DIGNITY FUNERAL HOME, 4303 P.V. Road, Vernon, B.C. V1T 4M4 Phone: (250) 542-4333. Condolences may be offered at pleasantvalleyfh.com