Anne Budnark

Obituary of Anne Budnark

February 13, 2021 was the time that Anne chose to leave this world, on her own terms, peacefully at her new home at Wentworth Lodge in her 95th year.

Predeceased by her wonderful husband, Martin (1993), Anne will be remembered for her tenacity by her son, Miles, wife Judy, and daughter Sandra, husband Dave Kelly. Known as Nan to granddaughter's Melissa (wife Jenny), and Kristen, grandson Andrew (wife Venessa), and great-granddaughters Tyra and Cecelia, Mikaleigh and Ainsley. Anne also had special connections to both the McRae and Preston families.

She is survived by her sister Marjorie Bizier and her son, Mark Charles, and predeceased by her brothers Bill Kramer, Dan Kretu, Betty Slade and Bernice (Bunny) Cairns.

She was known for her interest in American politics, sports, loved a good word search, a great book and even a challenging puzzle. She wanted good for everyone. However, she was feisty. You always knew where you stood with her and she was never shy of sharing her opinion. She was never afraid to try something new, and was always up for a good chat, a good coffee, or a good meal. She was the most recent winner of the #115 cookoff Family Food Challenge where she had won for Best Pizza.

Affectionately known as Mrs. B. to her friends at Scenic Apartments, they would say she was friendly, she was kind and careful, and always was there to listen and talk for hours if they could. She would often cook or bake more than she had to and share the food with her friends. Having recently moved into 'The Lodge,' she actively participated (and loved!) playing Bingo and doing the art classes with her friend Tony, and often raved about how great the food was to anyone who would listen.

When asked, Anne would offer up love stories of her and Martin, how they met, how she felt safe with him, and how they would often go out dancing. We are happy knowing that wherever she may be, may she be dancing with Martin once again.

Anne's family would like to thank the team at Wentworth Lodge. From the day she moved in, she was graced with your presence of love and laughter. She appreciated your kindness, your attention, and your ability to know what she needed, even when she didn't know or think she needed it. You made her last residence feel like home. Her family would especially like to thank all who work on Lilac Lane, Dr. Johns, and her long-time physician, Dr. Morry Black.

The Funeral has already taken place. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Food4Kids Hamilton. To share stories or offer condolences online, please visit:

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