Ann Grewe

Ann Grewe (Mumby)

April 15, 1933 – August 17th, 2016


Ann Grewe (Mumby) passed away August 17th, 2016 at the Victoria Hospice Unit in Victoria, BC, surrounded by her loving family. Ann was born on April 15, 1933, in Hull, England. In 1952, she immigrated to Canada with her parents and siblings, living with them in Vancouver, Terrace and Kitimat. She married in Kitimat and after living in a number of small communities in Northern BC, she moved with her young family to Queen Charlotte City, Haida Gwaii. In 1968 they moved to Masset, where she lovingly raised there two children (John and Bev) and vigorously participated in a number of family business ventures. Following a short stint in Vancouver, in 1978 she married Willy Grewe and moved back to Masset.


Ann lived life to the fullest and was a meticulous housekeeper and took great pride in her home and garden. She always worked hard and enjoyed going out on the ocean with Willy on their fishing boat, “The Playboy”. Of all the places Ann lived, she loved living on Haida Gwaii. She took great pleasure interacting with fellow residents that surrounded her, going on excursions on the islands and watching the wildlife that surrounded her. Most importantly, Ann was a people person who loved and was loved by many friends and family; she was always open to visitors dropping in for a coffee and sharing her home-made baking. She adored her family and generously shared her love with all. Her love for them was rewarded by the love they returned to her.


She is predeceased by her parents Muriel and Harold Mumby, and sister-in-law Mildred. Her legacy is continued through her husband Willy, son John Hack (married to Ria; children: Kalvin and Nicole) and daughter Bev Fradette (nee Hack) (married to Victor; children: KC [Sean Hancock], Amanda [Matt Smallwood], Suzanna [Jerry Steves], Lacie), siblings “Chic” (Harold Jr.) Mumby  (Mildred; children Sharon and Tracy), Paul Mumby (Emily), and Valerie (married to Gordon Humphrey; children: Cheryl and Michelle), as well as beloved great grandchildren: William, Isaac, Annie, Katrina, and Oliver, and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.


In accordance with Ann’s wishes, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, friends are welcome to make a donation to their charity of choice in her memory. Ann’s family also wishes to thank the Victoria Hospice Unit for their care and kindness during Ann’s last days.