Anne Eaton

Anne Margaret Harrison was born in 1912 in Wilkie, SK and attended Garden Prairie School, a one room schoolhouse on the edge of her parents’ farm. After finishing Grade 8, she worked as a sheep herder and housekeeper during the Great Depression. She married Robert (Bob) Eaton in 1940, lived on the Eaton Ranch then following the birth of their son, John, they moved to Entrance, Alberta where they both worked on the Athabasca Ranch. They eventually moved to Francois Lake, BC and Vanderhoof to a small farm, then to McBride where they also had a farm. In 1965, she moved to Quesnel, Westwold and finally to an acreage near Armstrong.

One of Anne’s proud moments was to publish a collection of her poetry and short stories, mostly about her life experiences, especially during the “Dirty Thirties”.

Anne is survived by her son, John Eaton (Terrie), sister Jean Davidson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Anne was very fond of animals, especially her pet cat and dog, so in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the SPCA in her name. We are having a gathering of friends and family at the Schubert Center, 3505 – 30th Ave, Vernon, Sunday, November 14th from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. Bring your memories of Anne and come for a visit.

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