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Obituary: Ann Timmins – a beautiful soul and passionate artist

A submitted photo of Ann Timmins.
A submitted photo of Ann Timmins.

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Longtime Yellowknifer Ann Gertrude Timmins, whose works of art live on in the city, has passed away at the age of 66.

Ann, of Moose Brook, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, February 27, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Ann was born in Ringwood, England, in 1952, the daughter of the late Oliver “Tiger” and Sheila (McHardy) Timmins.

Ann graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1977, the Ontario College of Art in 1981, and the College of Geographic Sciences in 1986.

As a passionate and vibrant artist working with textiles and acrylic paints, she had a huge impact on the art community in northern and western Canada.

A Yellowknife resident for many years, Ann’s legacy lives on through murals she painted on the side of the Ruth Inch Memorial Pool and Diamond Plaza building.

Ann was inspired by and loved her time in the North, relations said.

In addition to her connection to the art community, Ann was involved in skiing and was part of a “Wednesday walkers” group in Yellowknife.

She was very active and loved the outdoors, which inspired her and was brought to life in her artwork.

Ann will be remembered as a beautiful soul and a caring wife who loved her family very much, and she will be missed greatly.

She is survived by her husband, Adrian Boyd; sons, Morgan (Liz) Pierce of Calgary, AB, and Jayson Boyd of Squamish, BC; daughter, Abbey Boyd (Thomas Ouillette) of Yellowknife; grandsons, Hudson and Oliver Pierce; brothers, Sidney (Alice) Timmins of Washington, DC, Wyndham (Diana) Timmins of Sydney, Australia, Oliver (Lisa) Timmins of Comox, BC, and George Timmins of Tofino, BC; and step-mother, Shona Timmins of Ottawa, ON.

A funeral service celebrating Ann’s life will be held Monday, March 4, at 11:00am at the DeMont Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Windsor.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ann’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of one’s choice.

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