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Anna Lena Hynes (Benedetti), Urgel Bourgie / Athos

Anna Lena Hynes (Benedetti)
1924 - 2018

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Anna Lena Hynes (Benedetti)

The world is a little less bright today. Our precious mother and grandmother passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 12:38pm, just 20 days after her beloved son, David, our brother and uncle passed. Our hearts are broken to have lost two beautiful treasures so close together.

Ann was born in Edmonton, Alberta on November 5, 1924 to Angelo and Olympia (Muzzin) Benedetti. She married, the love of her life, Larry Hynes in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory on December 10, 1947. Together, with their children, they led an active social military life abroad and in Canada before her husband’s sudden death on November 30, 1989, just shy of their 42nd wedding anniversary.

Before Ann became ill, she loved to golf, to dance and as a member of the Air Force Association and the Royal Canadian Legion to attend military functions and soirees. She loved to travel, especially to her Triestine Girls reunions; she loved to cook (her lasagna was the best!), to take art class and to run her bridge club. Ann was admired by her community of friends and her gift to others was her dignified manner and her willingness to hear your story. So many people remember Ann for her kindness and for her discreet manner. She was the epitome of fairness and encouraged her children in her silent, strong and unique way to always do the right thing. She taught all of us many valuable life-lessons with her goodness and her gentle heart. A grand lady with a wonderful sense of humour, she will be lovingly remembered by her many friends and her family: oldest son Ken, daughter Carol Ann, youngest son Michael and her pride and joy of a grandson Laurent, as well as her daughter-in-law Judy Graham.

A Celebration of Ann’s life is planned for Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 1:00 at the Royal Canadian Legion in St. Bruno and as Ann loved get-togethers, she will delight in the reunion of her family and friends at that time. When she first became ill a few years ago, she told us: “Don’t cry at my passing; have a glass of wine instead.”

On Thursday, May 17, she will be buried with her husband, Larry at the Veterans’ Field of Honour in Pierrefonds, Quebec.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the MUHC Hospital or to the Royal Canadian Legion, St. Bruno Branch 147.

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Messages in memory of Anna Lena Hynes (Benedetti)

Glen Overend
March 09, 2018
A wonderful woman may be gone but she is not forgotten. She was an inspiration to me during my teenage years and my fondness for her has never diminished. My deepest simpathy to all who grieve her passing.
Judy Graham
February 19, 2018
I first met Ann in 1989 when I went to spend the Christmas holiday at her place with her son, David. Despite the fact that she was grieving the very recent loss of her husband, Larry, she was a gracious hostess and I liked her immediately. Over the years, I considered her my friend and loved spending time in her company. She was considerate, kind, fair and generous. She also had a good sense of humour. I will miss her terribly. My sincere condolences to Ken, Carol Ann, Michael and Laurent as well as the rest of her family and friends.
Carol Lavoie
February 15, 2018
Je suis tout nouveau à la légion et je n’y connais encore personne. C’est cependant tellement tragique de perdre sa mère que je vous offre mes plus sincères condoléances. Carol
anita roger racicot
February 15, 2018
pour nous c'était une personne douce ayant toujours des beaux mots a nous dire.lorsque nous faisions des repas elle nous remerciait toujours.Une personne que nous avons beau- coup appréciée. Toutes nos sympathies a la famille. Anita Roger Racicot
Donna McCulloch
February 15, 2018
I have known Ann for over 25 years and remember her as a soft-spoken, gracious and dignified lady. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Ellen Kingsley
February 15, 2018
Bruce McLellan and I send our sympathies to Carol-Ann and your family. Ann was such a lovely lady. Bruce especially liked being her dance partner at the Legion dance lessons about 20 years ago!
Marie-Andrée and Alex Bialosh
February 15, 2018
We've known Ann for many years, even before we became members of our Legion Branch. She was always the wonderfully kind and gentle person that was pleasure to know and remember. Our sincere condolences to the family.
Iris & Ken Thompson
February 15, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to Carol-Ann and the family on the sad loss of Ann and her son. Ann was a real lady and a pleasure know, she had such a sweet disposition. We will miss her.
February 15, 2018
A gracious Lady that will be sadly missed by all.
Laurent Hynes
February 15, 2018
Nona was there for me in every way possible from my birth until her last days. The support and joy for life she showed me every time I was with her causes me to feel happiness at a time of grieving. I feel her caring presence looking over me now more than ever. Knowing her, this positive energy will be felt by all she knew, as this loving outlook on life she applied to every being, every situation. I love you and will forever miss you Nona. XOX
Susan Leclair
February 14, 2018
My sincere condolences to the family at the loss of your dear mother and brother/uncle. Ann charmed us all when she attended the day center and shared her stories of life abroad. The traits described in her obituary shone through to her final months. Rest in peace sweet lady; I am so glad to have had a chance to meet you. God bless. Susan
Don Hynes
February 14, 2018
Definitely one of the kindest, sweetest & loving people we ever had a chance to meet! Indeed we will miss you Anne! Marie & Don
Paul Machnik
February 14, 2018
I want to offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of dear Mrs. Hynes. I will miss her loving positive kindness. God bless you Ann.

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