(nee Arkell)

27 July 1941 – 13 April 2021

After a brave unyielding battle with late diagnosis cancer – taken before her time!

Best friend, partner, soul mate and dearly loved wife of Bob for 45  years.  Adored mother  of Stuart and family (Auckland), Nikki and family (Florida) and Linzi and family (Yorkshire).   Much loved and respected step mum of Ashley and family (Brisbane), Christopher and family (Wellington) and Victoria and family (Wellington).  Loved and cherished ‘Grannie Annie’ to 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Mother, sister (to  7) , aunt, wife – friend – teacher – farmer – orchardist -  QC.   Gardener extraordinaire.

A rich and full life – in England, Scotland, Holland, Germany, Cyprus, Singapore, Dubai and, for the past 32 years, New Zealand.

According to Ann’s wishes a private cremation will be held.   A Celebration of Ann’s Life will be held in the future at her home and garden  in Whakamarama when family and friends attendance can be maximised.



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