Mellish - Anne passed
away peacefully at the Prince County Hospital on Saturday November
19th after a long battle with Dementia.
was born in Saint John, New Brunswick on October 4th, 1941. She was
the only daughter of Helen (Fales) and Gerald Emerson. After her
father passed away, Anne became part of a blended family and gained a
brother and a sister, both of whom she cherished.
Anne graduated from Netherwood School and continued her
education at the University of New Brunswick. She later earned her
teaching certificate and focused on special education.
Anne’s lifelong passion was education. She
began her teaching career at Athena Consolidated in Summerside. When
Anne later transferred to Summerside Intermediate School she began
working with students with exceptionalities. Inclusion was an
important part of Anne’s teaching practice and she worked
hard to ensure that each of her students achieved their full
potential. She was a quiet advocate for each and every one of her
students and was a crucial part in developing the Special Education
program on PEI. In her retirement, Anne dedicated her time
to Adult Education programs.
the help of her mother and aunt Ethel, Anne was introduced to the love
of her life, Peter, whom she married in 1962. They started their
careers and their family in Cape Breton, but soon after moved to
Summerside, PEI. Anne devoted her life to her family, and they shared
many wonderful years on their family farm, sailing the high seas and
running a family business together. One of Anne’s proudest
moments in life was becoming a grandparent and she adored spending
time with her two grandchildren and their cousins.
Anne lived every day of her life giving to others. She was
authentic, genuine, loving and kind. She always had a warm smile and
kind word for everyone she met.
predeceased by her husband Peter in February of this year. She is
lovingly remembered by her two sons, Peter (Carolyn), and Stephen
(Jane Hicks). Her grandchildren Amanda (Andrew Hughes) and Ben
(Maddison Fisher). Sister Susan (John) Morley and brother Robert
By family request, there will be no
visiting hours or service. Completion of funeral arrangements
entrusted to Moase Funeral Home, Summerside. Donations in
Anne’s memory can be made to the PEI Humane