On Friday, November 25, 2022, Anne Louise (Lynch) Chiarelli died peacefully at home in Kingston, Ont., following her courageous journey with cancer. She was born July 27, 1953, in Belleville, Ont.
Anne is survived by: daughter Selina Chiarelli of Kingston; son Liam Chiarelli of Vancouver, BC; grandchildren Rune and Jade Dejonghe of Kingston; and former husband Charly Chiarelli of Hamilton, Ont. Anne leaves her 10 siblings: Donna Murray, Catherine Baenan, Kathleen Burson, Mike Lynch, Gerry Lynch, Julia Lynch, Rick Doyle, Peggy Doyle, Jimmy Doyle, and Laura Lynch-Pomfret, as well as many nieces and nephews. Anne was predeceased by her mother, Mary Agnes (O’Grady), father William Joseph Lynch, and step-father Arthur Doyle.
Loving life and intent on savouring it, Anne’s orientation was always to positivity, compassion, and grace. She expressed immense joy for the presence of her grandchildren in her life, and found great meaning in her relationships, always supporting and caring for others. And Anne was easy to love back.
Anne was an avid reader, a creative and curious lover of music and art, and was herself a talented vocalist who sang in the Open Voices Choir. She was fortunate to travel with family, to live in Italy with them, and to share many adventures with loved ones over the years.
Her work life included education, psychiatric nursing, and, most recently, she worked as a Low Vision Specialist at CNIB. Anne cared for her students and clients with compassion, always focused on empowering and supporting others
Anne has left behind many loved ones who will deeply grieve her loss, celebrate her beautiful life’s offerings, and are grateful for her heart of gold.
The Memorial Celebration of Life will be Friday, December 9, 2022, at Kingston Unitarian Fellowship at 3 p.m. To attend in-person: Kingston Unitarian Fellowship is located at 206 Concession Street, Kingston, Ont., K7K 2B5; to attend virtually, follow this link online: https://bit.ly/CelebratingAnneChiarelli.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Kingston Unitarian Fellowship or to your preferred charity.
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