Anna Marguerite Hookey, passed peacefully holding the hand of her beloved husband at Beach Grove Nursing Home on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at the age of 83.
Born in Barronsfield, NS. She was the daughter of the late James Terrio and Grace Terrio (nee: Baker).
The most important things in her life were her family and the relationships she had built over the years with friends and colleagues. Anna has always lived her life with gratitude, empathy for people and shown kindness to everyone she has encountered throughout her life. With the love of her life, Leonard, she formed many close friendships through the Belvedere Golf Club, as a member and active volunteer (Ladies President), her volunteer work with Kinettes and Girl Guides, Minor Hockey games and tournaments and numerous social Bridge nights. Her career as a secretary started at DC Casey’s in Amherst, NS, then the US Air Force Base in Stephenville, NF, Canada Packers in Charlottetown then the majority of her career at The Atlantic Police Academy as an Executive Assistant.
Anna loved the sun. Winter months in Florida with Len, walking Daytona Beach, golfing, socializing with their friends, and visits from her family gave her great joy.
She considered family, her greatest blessings. Growing up with four brothers made for a lively home, and much joy for Anna. Then she opened her arms and heart to 4 sisters in laws, their children and grandchildren. From loving and guiding her 3 children to babysitting, playing and adoring her 8 grandchildren, her life was full. Anna (Nanny) was known for her famous back rubs. The grandchildren and even some nephews, some of them too grown up to admit, cuddled up next to Nanny for a back rub.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Leonard Hookey; sons Michael Hookey (Kelly) Steven Hookey (Penny) and daughter Margot Toner (Ivan). Her grandchildren: Taylor Hookey, Jordan Hookey, Joshua Hookey, Melanie Toner, Adam Toner, Anna Hookey, Meghan Hookey and Jack Hookey. Her brothers: Jim Terrio (Sherma), Ralph Terrio, and Richard Terrio (Lynn). Her sister-in-law: Marion Noseworthy, and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her brother Danny Terrio, his wife Carol; her brother-in-law Walt Noseworthy and sister-in-law Pierette Terrio.
The family wish to thank the staff at Beach Grove Nursing Home for the love and care given to Anna.
Resting at Hillsboro Funeral Home, Stratford. Due to current restrictions a private visitation and funeral service will be held.
Interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Charlottetown.
Donations to be made to the Alzheimer’s Society (PEI) or charity of your choice.