Passed away peacefully with family by her side on December 21, 2013 in her 90th year. Dear wife of the late husband Wilfred (Bill) Strong (1990). Treasured mother of Dolores (Leo) Shanahan, Karen (Greg) Phillips, Maureen Pageau, Tom (Linda) Strong, Mark Strong. Loving grandmother of Paul, Allan, Patrick, Brian Shanahan, Elizabeth Atkin, Jason Tracey. Great-grandmother of Chloe, Camryn, Thomas, Emily, Gregory, Emma, Sean Shanahan, Halle Atkin, Carson, Nolan and Emerson Tracey. Dearest sister of Jeannette (Pat) Coffey and the late Ernest, Alice, Wilfred, Evelyn and Norman. Annette was a past member of the St. John the Evangelist CWL and St. Gabriel’s CWL, and the Federation Des Femmes Canadienne Francaises. Annette loved to cook and was a better baker.  She was an avid reader, loved playing euchre, pepper and bridge. She loved traveling and entertaining. Thank you to the staff of La Chaumiere for their care and compassion, especially Theresa. A special thank you to Tony of Kennedy Funeral Home for his understanding and guidance. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to the Make a wish foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex. You may send your condolences online at

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