Mrs. Anita Mooney, age 83 years, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Sunday, September 11, 2022 in Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
Anita was a strong woman whose life was focused on her family whom she loved fiercely. In Scotland, as a young woman she was trained as a nurse, which suited her caring and compassionate nature. She met James Thomas Mooney and they were married June 25, 1960 in Selkirk, Scotland. Jim immigrated to Canada in 1966, finding work in Elliot Lake and Anita (with four kids in tow) joined him the following year. Anita and Jim settled on a 100 acre farm on St. Joseph Island where they raised their family and where she kept everything running smoothly while Jim was away at work. She had a big heart and loved all creatures especially their dogs, but was known to bring piglets into the house when the barn was too cold.
As the children grew older, she spent more time volunteering with Meals on Wheels and Trefry Centre. Anita enjoyed her bingo and casino outings with her Island friends. She was an avid knitter and made many sweaters for family and friends. Following James' passing in 2016, Anita and Angus (her St. Bernard) relocated to the Thunder Bay area to live with her son Stuart, Mary and their family. There, she enjoyed walking bush trails with the dogs, gardening, Walmart and some mischief while no one was watching!
Loving mother of Scott (Nancy), Alison Reimer (Donald), Shaun (Deanna), Margery Quimby (Rob) and Stuart (Mary). Cherished grandmother of Ryan, Sarah, Kevin, Jessica, Jennifer, Rebecca, Melissa, Jonathan, Ashley, Shauna, Samantha, Liam and Daron and great grandmother of 4. Sister, Nicole (Bill) Tait and sister in-law Elma Mooney.
Predeceased by her beloved husband of 56 years, James; parents James and Marjorie Yule and brother Dan Yule.
Thank you to the excellent ICU Team at TBRHSC for your compassionate care.
Graveside Services will be held in June/July 2023 where Anita and James will be laid to rest together. A service reminder will be published prior and all are welcome to attend. Arrangements have been entrusted to the EVEREST FUNERAL CHAPEL, 299 Waverley Street at Algoma.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Algoma Residential Community Hospice (ARCH).