MCANULTY, ANNA IMELDA
Anna Imelda McAnulty
(née Glancey), Diploma of Art (Edinburgh); teacher training (Craiglockart), Born 15 June 1922, Bathgate, Scotland and Died 4 October 2011, Winfield, BC.
Predeceased by her beloved husband James McAnulty (August 2009); survived by her five children, Catherine Mori (Brian), Jerry McAnulty, Nicholas McAnulty (Tracy), Adrian McAnulty (Julie) and Greg McAnulty (Michele); her 11 grandchildren,
Michael, Greg, Tyler, Adrian, Sean, Chris, Lisa, Carmen, Kyle, Nicole and William; her three great-granddaughters Meeghan, Akira and Isla. Born in Bathgate, near
Edinburgh, the youngest of 4 children, Imelda started
Primary One (Scottish Grade One) at the age of 3 years, 3 months and thus graduated from high school at the age of just 15. Her mother, a primary school teacher, had no
childcare for her and just brought Imelda with her to work. From an early age Imelda loved animals and longed to be a veterinarian. Her mother persuaded her to pursue her love of art and become a teacher to assure herself a steady
income. So, Imelda attended Edinburgh Art College, then teachers’ college and began her career during the war years. As it happened, Imelda was an extremely gifted artist and excellent teacher: not only to her students but above all to her 5 children. Though Imelda eventually gave up painting and drawing, till very recently she was a sharp art critic. Her fondness for beauty and style and her love of
animals and gardening were always her hallmark. Her life started in Scotland and ended in the Okanagan, places quite disparate in culture and climate. After a long career at St Thomas Aquinas School in Edinburgh, Imelda emigrated with her husband to Saskatoon with four children, including newly-born twin boys. As we trekked across the country to White Rock (where her last son was born), Toronto, Trail, Kelowna and Oyama, our mother awakened us to the
richness and variety we saw on our trips through the
landscape and culture of North America. Our beloved mother died peacefully at her nursing home after a short
illness. Requiescat in pace. The family would like to thank the staff of Lake Country Lodge for the loving care they took of her over the past year and a half. They treated her like their own mother and made us all welcome when we visited. The funeral was held at St Edward’s Church in Winfield on Saturday, October 8 at 1.00 p.m. Condolences may be
sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com
Funeral arrangements were under the
direction of FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES (762.2299).