April 2, 1949- February 5th, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Annie Gross after a courageous battle with cancer. Annie lived her life with kindness, compassion and grace. Annie was the epitome of love, sharing her joy and wisdom with all who were blessed to have met her. Her many talents and passions led her and her devoted husband of over 39 years of marriage across the globe to pursue different careers and dreams together, namely as Waldorf teachers, as owner/operators of Ruphi Ceramics and Bite Me! Treats. Annie held a deep love and respect for Waldorf education and Anthroposophy. She touched the lives of many students, parents and friends with her wisdom and understanding of early childhood education, and it was her life’s work to learn and share what she knew about Anthroposophy with those who inquired. Annie was a fabulous cook and baker, an excellent sewer and fervent knitter. Her greatest love above all, was her family. She is survived by her ever loving husband Desmond, children Daniyel (Amy), Gemma (Andrew) and grandchildren Jack & Jacob. Annie’s warmth and wisdom will remain on this earth in the lives of her loved ones, and her love will continue to shine down upon her family and friends. She remained her thoughtful, selfless and loving self until the very end, crossing the threshold surrounded by her husband and two children. Annie will be missed beyond words. A service to remember Annie will be held in the Spring or Summer on Salt Spring Island.