Anna Marie Courish

June 9, 1949 to July 4, 2017

Obituary

Anna Courish passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 4th at St. Claire’s Hospital, in the company of the two men she loved the most, her son James Kelly (Lynn Panting), and her husband Ross Hodgson. Predeceased by her parents John and Margret Courish, sister Terry Cuff (Glen Cuff) and nephew Jeffrey Cuff. She is survived by sisters Glenda Dawe (Geoff Dawe), Lynn Courish (Enda Davis) and Donna Courish (Manfred Hoffmann), and brother Jeff Courish (Margo Walsh), as well, step-daughters Krista Coulter (Rob Coulter) and Sarah Williams (Jason Williams). Anna leaves behind a large family of friends, nieces and nephews for whom she had much love.  To accommodate friends and family away visitation is being held on Thursday, July 20th 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Carnell’s Funeral Home with service and interment to follow on 2:00pm Friday, July 21st. Donations in Anna’s name can be made to The Gathering Place in St. John’s.

 

Schedule

Visitations

2-4 p.m. on July 20, 2017

7-9 p.m. on July 20, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

2:00pm, Friday July 21st

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Dear Lynn & Family,

I was sorry to learn today of Anna’s passing. She was principal at St. Plus X School when my children attended in the ’80’s. I remember her as a dedicated professional & wonderful teacher who was unfailingly fair & kind to my children & to all of her students.Please accept my condolences on your loss.

Sincere sympathy to Anna’s family and friends. She was a wonderful caring person and very committed to her profession.

Ross, James and the entire Courish Family….it is with very heavy heart that I pass along my deepest condolences…it is very difficult to lose someone so dear….know that I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers….Anna was a very special person and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know her….Love and Hugs
Roger Peddigrew…

Thinking of you all today as you say goodbye to Anna.Please accept my deepest condolences.RIP Anna…. Sandra Skeffington

We were so saddened to hear of Anna’s passing. I first met Anna as a professional colleague but we quickly became friends. Anna was grounded in the genuine and the real and had the remarkable ability to cut to the heart of a matter with a smiling wry comment. She was thoughtful, focused always on what was best for students, generous with her time, and tuned in to those around her. It was a real joy for me to go for lunch and have a conversation with Anna. She was forthright, insightful, and we laughed a lot. I will miss her.
We extend our deepest condolences to Ross, Jamie, and the members of Anna’s family.
Thelma Whalen
Ross Elliott

I am saddened to hear of the passing of Anna .. She was a wonderful, caring and compassionate person. My deepest sympathies to her family.

Our deepest sympathies go to Anna’s family and friends. We are thinking you Ross, Sarah, Jason, Krista and Rob. Sending love and support at this difficult time.

Sincere sympathy to Anna’s family and friends. I worked with Anna many years ago and she was a definite bright light in the office when we were going through some stressful times.. Her optimism affected us all. Thank you Anna; rest in peace

A bright light has left this dimension and gone on to the next. As Anna continues to live through an infinite number of dimensions, she will truly experience life everlasting and a world without end.. I will never forget you, Anna. You were a true and faithful friend..

My sincere condolences to all Anna’s family, especially Jamie and Ross. Anna was a beautiful soul and I will always remember her for her kindness, professionalism, her genuine care for all students and her great understanding and advocacy for those with learning disabilities and other exceptionalities. Anna had a positive impact on those who had the opportunity to work with her. I am so glad I was one of them. Rest in peace Anna.

Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family at this time of great loss. There is little that can be said to ease the terrible sense of grief that you are feeling. Anna was such a wonderful person, generous, giving and willing to listen. Having known her both professionally and personally for many years I have always been able to experience her wonderful sense of commitment to her profession and her great sense of humour and love of life. I can’t be there in person for the visitation and service as I’m out of the country but I hope to touch base at some point. Be assured of my thoughts and prayers as you move through these difficult days.

Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family at this time of great loss. There is little that can be said to ease the terrible sense of grief that you are feeling. Anna was such a wonderful person, generous, giving and willing to listen. Having known her both professionally and personally for many years I have always been able to experience her wonderful sense of commitment to her profession and her great sense of humour and love of life. I can’t be there in person for the visitation and service as I’m out of the country but I hope to touch base at some point. Be assured of my thoughts and prayers as you move through these difficult days.

I want to extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family during this time. Anna was a great woman to work with .She was always professional, pleasant yet passionate about her work..

I send to all of Anna’s family my very sincere condolences. Sorry I won’t be in the province to pass them on in person. Lorraine Michael

To Anna’s Family,: so very sorry for your great loss. We worked together at the school district for a number of years. Anna was always so caring for and professional with all whom she met. A truly beautiful lady! May she rest in peace!
Joyce

To Anna’s family: condolences to all of Anna’s family on such a sad loss. She was a remarkable lady and colleague. In our years of working together at AESB, we became good friends and enjoyed our working and social time together. She will be sadly missed by all. Gerald

To the family of Anna, May God grant her rest and you peace .Your in my thoughts and prayers.fly with the angles Anna . Xx

Jamie,
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Ross, and the rest of the family.
Maureen Kent

Jeff. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Our sincere condolences to all Anna’s family. She was a fine lady, full of warmth, energy and vitality, whose company we always enjoyed.

My thoughts are with the family during this sad time. I remember meeting Anna when I was in my late teens. She was such an amazing, independent woman! I liked her so much! I wish I could be there to comfort those in Newfoundland.

My sincere condolences to the family on the loss of an incredible woman. She will be missed by all those who knew her. I had not seen her in many years but I still held her in very high regard. May your memories of her help you through this painful time.