It is with broken but inspired hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved AnneMarie Corcoran Critch of Branch, St. Mary’s Bay, age 56.
AnneMarie was a kind, funny and hard-working woman who loved to give to others. Along with her beautiful husband Leonard, who passed away on December 27th, 2022, they built a life together with love and courage as the foundation. One of eight children, she brought all of us laughter and sensibility with her no nonsense attitude! In these last 2 and a half years, she also taught us what it means to live well. We miss her so much already.
AnneMarie leaves behind many friends and loving family who deeply mourn her loss – John Seymour (Mike), Hubert (Margie), Petie, Agnes Nash (William), Winnie Purcell, Priscilla Corcoran Mooney (Chris), Adam (Ashley), sisters in law, Lynn Corcoran, Jeanette Critch, Barb Dalton (Jim), Lenora Taylor (Mike-deceased), Jose Kielly (Edward), Anna Gibbons and Marg Greening, stepdaughters Jodi Hillier(Mark) and Nicole Hillier (Michael). AnneMarie also leaves behind her most cherished and loved granddaughter, Lenni Anne. AnneMarie leaves behind a large circle of nieces and nephews and niece and nephew in laws and cousins.
AnneMarie is predeceased by her loving husband Leonard, mother and father, Hannah and Peter Corcoran, brother Albert, sister-in-law Julie and brother-in-law Ronnie Purcell, mother and father in law Alice and Leonard Critch, sister in law Linda Sparrow (Dominic) and brothers in law Willie Critch and David Critch.
AnneMarie leaves behind so many friends who she worked with over the years in Alberta and Newfoundland, along with her buddies in the Branch Dart League and Branch bingo buddies as well.
AnneMarie loved animals and is undoubtedly smiling down on her much adored puppy friends MJ and Baxter and Nala and Ruby Lynn.
Thank you to all those who cared for AnneMarie on her cancer journey, especially Dr. Siddiqui and all of the staff at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy cancer centre. A warm thank you also to Danielle, Andrea, Dr. Hiba and everyone at Placentia Health Centre for their skilled care and for bringing laughter to us when we needed it.
A special thank you to Mike Seymour, AnneMarie’s home support worker and brother-in-law for going above and beyond to provide AnneMarie with such exceptional care and support.
Thank you to Fr. John, our parish priest for his daily prayers for AnneMarie at Mass and at home and for his connection with AnneMarie and also to Fr. Roche for his prayers and support.
Finally, thank you to God for giving us this miraculous extra time to spend with AnneMarie that allowed us to love and know her even more.
While we mourn AnneMarie so much, she will never be forgotten. Both AnneMarie and Leonard taught us so much about loving and living well while we can. They taught us that life is not simply measured by age and years but by how we live the days and years that are given to us as a blessing. May they rest in peace together.
Flowers gratefully accepted or donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” Helen Keller