Thompson, Ann Elizabeth - January 11, 1937 - April 15, 2015. Ann was the youngest (“by 15 minutes!" she would say) of four unconditionally loved children of Nita and Walter Thompson. Ann was raised in London, Ontario, Canada where she developed her life-long passions for the outdoors and for swimming. At Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, she obtained a BA degree in Biology and a husband, Jay Snyder. They moved to Canada for four years while she attended medical school at the University of Western Ontario. Graduation brought a return to the United States where she practiced medicine in rural Pennsylvania and had two adored sons, Forrest and Brook; later, she completed post-graduate training at the University of Michigan in Psychiatry. For more than twenty-five years, Ann practiced Child Psychiatry in Okemos, Michigan, as well as taught and advised in this area to both law students and child educators. Retirement allowed her to indulge her love of travel; she touched base on all major continents except for Australia and South America, frequently with Brook. For the last few years she lived at Burcham Hills in East Lansing, where she made many dear friends. Ann was predeceased by her twin, Molly, and her parents. She is survived by sons Forrest and Brook, her older siblings Susan Downe and John, and a huge community of friends and extended family. The family is particularly grateful to Cheryle Zillmer, Jacquie Urban, and Karen Gallagher who helped them, and Ann, to navigate the complex issues of her later years. A memorial service to celebrate Ann’s life will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, 10 Keith Crescent in Bayfield ON on Saturday, June 6th at 2 pm. A reception will follow at Century House, 34 Bayfield Terrace, Bayfield ON. Her ashes will be buried with those of her parents and sister in Bayfield, Ontario, Canada. Memorial gifts in her name to the Pioneer Park Association, Box 2115, Bayfield ON, NOM IGO would be most welcome. Ann loved Bayfield and its Pioneer Park sunsets.
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