1931 – 2021

Anna Marie Waterhouse, 1931-2021, went to be with her Lord, Jesus on December 20th, 2021. She was reunited with her daughter Cheryl Ann, her parents, Archie & Mary McKee, her sister Shirley, brother Gordon and many friends and family.

She will be sadly missed by her husband of 63 years, Harold T. Waterhouse, her son Tom (Krista) Waterhouse, grandchildren Miranda Henley ( Matthew), Mark and Anthony Waterhouse, Sylvie (Morgan) Whitwell, Josh (Cherryl) Boisse and Aimee Boisse.  She is also survived by 9 great grandchildren.

Anna was born in Saskatoon SASK in 1931 and was the 3rd daughter of Archie & Mary McKee. Anna spent many summers at Waskesiu Lake where her parents owned a cabin. This was one of her favourite places giving her many fond memories. Anna received her RN Degree, her dearly loved passion, at St Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon. She nursed in Melfort SK, Lethbridge, AB & in Calgary. Anna’s other passion was singing. She was a trained singer and loved performing at church functions, funerals, and weddings,

Anna & Harold met in Lethbridge and were married in Saskatoon in 1957. They then headed off to Calgary and bought their first home on Cheltenham Rd in 1958, where they raised their two children Cheryl & Tom and resided for 50years. During this time Anna took up painting as a hobby and became quite proficient in her craft.

In 2011 they moved to Cochrane residing in Lofts on the Bow and attended St Peter’s Lutheran Church. Anna lived in a few different Care Facilities before her final home at Age Care Midnapore. Every place she lived the staff were amazing and treated her with great dignity and care.

The family would like to thank the staff at  Peter Lougheed Hospital and at AgeCare Skypointe Hospice for their kind treatment and care of Anna in her final days.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in 2022. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Society of Calgary.

Arrangements entrusted to Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – cochrane@piersons.ca – 403-932-1039

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  1. On December 24, 2021 at 4:32 pm Sharon Gough Said:

    To Harold, Tom and the entire Waterhouse Family. John and I extend our sincere condolences and prayers for the loss of Anna. She was such a wonderful lady. Always had a smile on her face. My Dad knew Anna as they were in the same Grade 1 class together and my Mom knew Anna from being across the lane and spending summers at Waskesiu. I am sure they are all sharing stories of those days now that they are together again. God Bless

  2. On December 28, 2021 at 8:54 am Celie Clark Said:

    To the Waterhouse family my sincere sympathy. Tom and Anna were very active in the Couple’s Club at The Pleasant Heights United Church. Our children grew up with Cheryl and Tom. Anna was always so warm and welcoming. She was a great lady.
    Celie Clark

  3. On December 28, 2021 at 12:06 pm Mary & keith Maitland Said:

    Sad to see the obit for Ann in the morning paper. We send our condolences to Harold, Tom, and other family members and wish them well in this time of sorrow for all family and friends. We remember the good times at Pleasant Heights United Church and Ann’s great singing…so many memories.

  4. On December 30, 2021 at 1:24 pm Rena Black Said:

    Harold ,Tom and Family.
    Sympathy and thoughts are with you all at this time.
    Rena and Family

  5. On December 30, 2021 at 4:06 pm Sharon Dennis Said:

    We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Harold, Tom and the rest of the family, Ann was a wonderful person, we enjoyed getting to know her as neighbours on Cheltenham Road and also at Brentview Baptist Church.

    Stan and Sharon Dennis

  6. On December 31, 2021 at 11:36 pm Kristina & Brad Said:

    To Uncle Harold and family,
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
    Kristina & Brad

  7. On January 2, 2022 at 9:34 am Lisa and Terry Kinakin Said:

    Tom, Krista and Harold— we will miss Ann and want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sending love to you all.

  8. On January 13, 2022 at 12:26 am James Fong Said:

    To Harold, Tom, and family. We were saddened to hear of Anna’s passing. I have wonderful memories of her kindness and generosity from high school and from many family events throughout the years. I hope that time and fond memories will help to ease the pain of her passing. Wishing you and yours much comfort and love,
    James & Ellen Fong

  9. On January 15, 2022 at 9:00 pm gilbert turcotte Said:

    December 28, 2021 at 11:57 Reply
    To Harold, Tom and family, I sorrowfully extend my deep sympathy at your great loss. As you know, my friendship with Anna Marie goes back more than 2 decades and came about because of our mutual love of music. She was immensely pleased when I successfully retrieved from long ago recordings of her singing and restored them to such a remarkable quality that she could hardly believe it. It was then that she shared her singing with many friends, some going as far back to the start of her nursing career. A similar process took place with the restoration of taped communications with the Mckee family. Anne, as most people called her, did have a truly gifted soprano voice. It brought joy and solace to many as her spirit of giving was innate in her nature. I enjoyed her sense of humor and her welcoming nature did put people at ease. Much joy was shared when she and Harold celebrated their 59th anniversary. It was my great privilege to video record for posterity that wonderful event. Anne will surely be greatly missed. I pray she will rest in peace in the arms of the Good Lord.. GIL.

  10. On February 2, 2022 at 10:17 am Jennifer Smith Said:

    To the Waterhouse Family. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Anna. I hope you can find peace and comfort in your memories of her. Sending you our deepest condolences.
    Jenn and Peter