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Anniebella Payne Mrs.

February 25, 1959 — May 3, 2018

Anniebella (Anne) Payne, beloved wife of the late Lloyd Payne of Huntsville. Daughter of the late Gideon & Mary Irvine of Turriff, Aberdeenshire who passed away at the age of 91 at Fairvern Nursing Home, Huntsville, Ontario, May 3, 2018. Born March 13, 1927 in Aberdeen Scotland. Anniebella was the oldest of 6: The late Mary (Bunty) & Peter Clarke of Fraserburgh, Beatrice & the late David Main of Eglin, Scotland, the late James & Marina Irvine of Australia, the late Gideon (Ian) & Pat Irvine of Nairn, Betty & the late Tom Donald of Elgin and Lilias & Jim Donald of Ellon, Scotland. Beloved Mother of 5: Irvine Payne of Walkers Lake , Anna (John) Wesolowski, Mississauga, Bradley (Ginny) Payne, Emsdale, Gary (Christine) Payne, Huntsville and the late Andy (Tammy), Novar. Grandmother of 9: Wendy (John) Forward, Norman Payne, Kirsten (Andrew) Reddeman, Nicole (Phil) Nickerson, David (Jennifer), Justan (Chelsea) , Mitchell, Cameron & Lucas Payne. Great-Grandmother of 10: Janelle, Brittany, Jack Forward, Aiden, Owen Reddeman, Phoenix, Piper, Brody, Ben & Brynn Payne. Anniebella had many Cousins, Nieces & Nephews & Their Children in Scotland that she loved. Anne was also a cherished Sister-in-law, Aunt & Great Aunt to so many more in Huntsville. In keeping with Anne's wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Huntsville on May 19, 2018 from 1-4 p.m. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Messages of condolence can be left at Anne met Lloyd in 1943 in Aberdeen Scotland when he was a private in The Canadian Forestry Corps and after a whirl wind romance they married June 24th 1944 in Aberdeen just before he was shipped off to Normandy. During that time Lloyd wrote Anne almost daily love letters professing his love and could not wait to return to her and start their new life together. Irvine was born in Aberdeen July 27, 1946 just 5 months before she boarded the Cunard White Star S.S - Samaria. Anne arrived in Halifax on Dec 18, 1946 and then travelled by train to Toronto then on to Huntsville where her beloved Lloyd was waiting after months apart. The cold winter welcomed her and they spent the next year at Lloyd's family farm in Williamsport. Once Anna was born they moved to Town & then on to Port Sydney where Lloyd worked for Muskoka Lodge until they took on a new venture and moved to Toronto where Lloyd worked for Avro Aircraft till Feb 25, 1959 until the Arrow contract was terminated. After a short family meeting held by Lloyd, they voted on whether to stay in Toronto or back to Huntsville. Not sure if Anne was out numbered but bags were packed when Lloyd, Anna & Irvine voted in favor to return to Huntsville willing to give up indoor plumbing and TV for the wild outdoors. They never regretted the move and no matter where they ended up Huntsville has always been home till this day. They raised Irvine and Anna and then 17 years later started a second family with Bradley, Gary & Andy. New parenthood didn't come easy at their age but the boys helped by enjoying family outings including fishing, hunting and snowmobiling. Anne learned to love fishing as much as Lloyd and if the truth was told she caught more fish then Lloyd or even her sons. The years were spent with many hours boating and during the winter ice fishing and snowmobiling. In 1968 Anne and Lloyd bought land on Rebecca Lake and in no time at all Lloyd built a cottage and then the real fun began. The family spent the whole summer at the cottage fishing, boating & water skiing. Bradley, Gary and Andy made lifelong friends and have many fond memories of those early days. It was a great life enjoyed by the whole family and friends. Anne and Lloyds love never faded over the next 31 years that they spent together till Lloyd passed with Leukemia Feb 13, 1974. Anne never stopped loving Lloyd and for the next 44 years she never looked for anyone to replace the love they had. She keep herself busy raising the boys and once they were in their teens spent her time volunteering at Fairvern Nursing Home, Hospital Auxiliary, Horticultural Society and The Royal Canadian Legion. Anne returned to Scotland many times over the years and enjoyed seeing her Father, Sister's & Brother's and their families and discussed her memories of her childhood while travelling through the Highlands. In the past 10 yrs. she enjoyed getting together with her good neighbors and friends for coffee, dinner & concerts. Anne loved her Bag Pipes & Country Music whether it was live or just listening to her large music collection. Anne enjoyed her life and family and only slowed down when her health started to fail around Christmas 2017. On Mar 7, 2018 Anne moved into Fairvern reluctantly but knew it was time. Fairvern had a great staff and family that looked after her in her final days even though she longed to be with all her memories around her in the home she had lived for 59 years. Anne will be missed by many family and friends in Huntsville and in her beloved Scotland. Now Lloyd has his Darling Anne with him again! I'm sure they are fishing right now! God Speed!

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