Obituary of Anne Patricia Wycks
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Wycks, Anne (nee Quinn)
At Mount Hope Centre for Long-Term Care, Anne (Quinn) Wycks, 94, of London, Ontario, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.
Anne is survived by sons Brendan (Valerie Troy), Desmond and Michael (Leslie Dupuy), daughters Gerri and Bernadette (Mark Reece), grandsons Ryan and Kevin Wycks, granddaughter Phoebe Dupuy-Wycks, sister Bernie (Ken Murphy), nephews Declan, Aidan, Robert, Fergus, Manus, Ronan, Brian, and Charles; nieces Catherine, Angela, Marion, Deirdre, Noelle, Trish, and Pauline; and the extended Quinn and Wycks families. She was welcomed into heaven by her husband Patrick (2019); parents Michael and Anne; brothers James, Robert, Michael and Patrick; sisters Maureen and Ryta; and nephew Paul.
Having grown up in and around Birr, County Offaly, Anne and Patrick put down permanent roots in London, Ontario in 1966. Throughout her life in Ireland and Canada, Anne maintained a deep appreciation for both her homeland and her adopted country. With a keen mind and curious spirit, she did well in school; raised her children to be good, contributing citizens; travelled whenever she could; and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Anne worked for 25-plus years in Purchasing at London's Victoria Hospital. She enjoyed helping out at the Irish Club, attending mass at St. Martin’s and St Peter’s Catholic churches, and hobbies that included interior design and gardening. A great socializer with an infectious laugh, Anne also enjoyed lunching with close friend Mary, catching up with an array of Irish expat friends, and binge watching the latest Law and Order episodes.
Anne was sweet, loving and kind, with a welcoming demeanour, even when Alzheimer’s crept into her daily interactions. Blest by her warm maternal love, her children felt fortunate to call her "Mom."
A special thank you to the staff on St. Mary’s Wing, 4th floor at Mount Hope Centre where Anne lived for 9 years under their gentle care, especially during her final days. The family also thanks the Donohue Funeral team for their support during this difficult time.
Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Sunday, November 20 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Peter's Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue, on Tuesday, November 22 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada are encouraged.