ANKA, Katherine (nee George)
February 2, 2021

August 8, 1939 – February 2, 2021

It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Katherine Anka at her home on February 2, 2021, after enduring a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was surrounded by her four children, Tracey, Terry, Ted and Tamara. Loving wife of the late G. Robert Anka, she is survived by her children, their spouses and 8 grandchildren, siblings Richard (Jodell) and Gary (Debra), her brother-in-law Ronny, and their families, as well as many other close family members and friends.

She devoted her life to the happiness of her husband, children and grandchildren, and deeply touched many other family members, friends and countless others, with her grace, compassion, warmth and love – a genuinely selfless soul loved by so many.

A heartfelt thanks to CLSC Palliative Care, Lakeshore Oncology & Cedars Cancer Centre, most notably Dr. Mandilaras & Dr. Gilbert and a special thanks to caregivers Joanne & Gisellle.

Due to the pandemic, a service will be held at a later date.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas (514-695-7979, voluntas.ca).

Gathering at a later date

Location to be confirmed

16 responses

  1. Suzanne et Gilbert Anka

    February 5, 2021 at 11:07 am

    Nos très sincères condoléances à toute la famille. Katherine était une femme douce, chaleureuse et aimée. Nos pensées sont avec vous en ces moments difficiles.

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  2. Gerry Silverman

    February 6, 2021 at 9:17 am

    My deepest sympathies to the family on the passing of your dear mother. She was always a smiling presence and a very welcoming hostess whenever I visited your home. May you all be spared any further sorrow.

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  3. Alex McNamee

    February 6, 2021 at 9:44 am

    To the Anka family.. I was very sorry to read about the death of your mother and grandmother. I was a good friend of your late father. Played many golf games with him over a 25 year period at Whitlock. May she rest in peace.

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  4. Debbie Lunan & Thomas Hoffmann

    February 6, 2021 at 11:20 am

    Anka Family. My heartfelt condolences to you all. Fondly remember both your lovely Mom and personable Dad at our dental office

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  5. Michelle Auerbach

    February 6, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    To the Anka family, sending our love and sincerest condolences. Your mother and father were the kindest, greatest, and most caring neighbours, and I will always remember them with a smile on my face.

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  6. John and Louise Lovett

    February 6, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Dear Ted , Tracey, Terry, Tamara and the grand children . So sad to hear of the passing of your tender mother Kathy. We cannot forget your devotion and love for your mother and father during their long hospitalization in 2018/2019. We share with you beautiful memories and peaceful moments. May God gives you the courage to survive this difficult time. With our deepest sympathy.
    John and Louise Lovett

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  7. Darlene Duchesne

    February 6, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Dear Terry, Tracey, Tamara, Teddy & Families,
    Your mom, was a blessing, her memory a treasure. She was a very brave, courageous, special woman and loved beyond words. Your mom will be missed by all who knew her. The loss of a mom is one of the greatest losses in life. Words, no matter how kind, can’t mend your heartache. However, those who care for you, wish you comfort and peace of mind. We are thinking of you during this difficult time and we are here whenever you need us. We know your memories of your mom will bring you peace, comfort and strength. Sending prayers to all of you.
    All our love, God Bless,
    Darlene, Garth, Kristin, Kyle xoxoxo

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  8. Steve Novakowski & Marlene Monk

    February 7, 2021 at 10:03 am

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Anka family members on the passing of Katherine. Although my wife and I met her only on a couple of occasions, her late husband Bob, who was a great friend of ours for the last 12 years of his life through Whitlock Golf Club, spoke so warmly of his beloved wife and great mother to their children. God bless her soul.

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  9. Andrea Cullen Hoffman

    February 7, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom was always so welcoming and so tolerant of 2 preteen girls taking over her kitchen with their baking projects on a regular basis. I have a lot of happy memories of time spent in your childhood home, your mom always present. May your memories help you through this. Again, I am so sad for your loss. Your mom was truly wonderful.

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  10. Norman & Loreit Rassi

    February 8, 2021 at 10:21 am

    Tracey, Terry, Ted, Tamara and Family
    Our deepest sympathy.
    We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  11. JoAnn and Eli Hajjar

    February 8, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Tracey Terry Tamara Teddi

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  12. Brian Cullen

    February 8, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    We wish to offer to you all our sincere sympathy at this sad news at the death of your mum. We pray that the many good memories you have will help sustain you during this time. Our prayers and thots are will you all. Brian and Eleanor Cullen

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  13. Arty & Frank

    February 10, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    Dear Terry
    Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mom
    May she forever rest in peace.

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  14. Shelly Polge

    February 11, 2021 at 9:52 am

    Sending my deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved. I remember her when she was a member of our Alethean Sorority in
    Syracuse Central High School. When my mom passed away a friend sent me this and I wanted to share it with you: “We will forever miss our Mothers, those extra ordinary women who brought us to this great dance and taught us how to move gracefully
    through it.” Many blessings to you all from one of Kathy’s old sorority sisters.

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  15. Daniel Duchesne

    February 11, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    A mother is so precious in anyone’s life. The love she gave and the love she was given. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.

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  16. Debbie Duchesne

    February 13, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    Dear Terry, Tracey, Tamara, Teddy, and families.

    A beautiful soul was called to Heaven. In this time of sorrow, know that your mother’s bright light is there, looking down on you always. You will hold her love in your hearts forever. Sending my heartfelt prayers to all of you  during this time of great sadness and loss.

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