In Celebration of

Anne Drummond (née Lafleur) M.A. Ph.D.

February 15, 1941 -  March 17, 2023

Died peacefully on St. Patrick’s Day with her family by her side. Survived by her husband, Derek; her sons Colin (Jyoti), Gavin (Kate), Rob (Linton), and Louis (Vikki); daughter of John T. and Margaret Lafleur; sister of Margot; pre-deceased by her brother Alan. Loving grandmother to Kayde, Grier, Charlotte, Francesca, Alice, Trinity, Veronica, Thomas, and Roxane.

Anne was raised in Hampstead and attended McGill University, where she earned her B.A. and met Derek, who was to be her husband for over 60 years. Throughout that time, they lived in the same house in Westmount, raising their four boys, making and keeping friends, and becoming role models and examples of friendliness and continuity to all who met them. Anne was a thoughtful, sensitive, intense, compassionate woman: serious about women’s rights; an avid spectator of national and provincial politics; and a cultivator of idiosyncratic passions that ranged from baseball to knitting. When her boys were in their late teens, she returned to McGill to obtain her M.A. (History) at McGill, then her Ph.D. at the University of Ottawa. An amateur tennis champion of steely determination, she won her last club title at age 50.

Anne loved many things and people, but among them are her 9 grandchildren, her dogs, her garden, writing poetry, the yellow house in Kennebunk, the beach on Sanibel, sitting with her husband on their front porch, and virtually any book she could lay her hands on.

Celebration of Life to be held at Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Chemin de la Foret, Outremount QC, on Thursday, March 23rd at 2p, followed by a reception from 3-5p. For those unable to attend, the service will be livecast.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Rafael Palliative Care Home and Day Centre, 6005 Deacon Road, Montreal QC H3S 2P4.


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Katie Malloch and Paul Cowan (Neighbours and friends)

Entered March 20, 2023 from Westmount QC

We have such warm memories of seeing Anne and Derek greeting the world from their front porch!
To Derek, the boys and their families, our condolences.

Julie dawson (friend at McGill)

Entered March 22, 2023 from Montreal

Dear Derek,
I was so sad to read of Anne's death in today's paper. I remember her from McGill days.
Thanks you for sharing her story - a rich and rewarding one.
Julie Dawson

Nate Vexler (Neighborhour and friend)

Entered March 23, 2023 from Seattle

Dear Derek,
My sincerest condolences. I will always remember the support and encouragement you and Anne gave me over the years, especially after the passing of my father. Looking forward to visiting soon. I will drop by with little Micky :).

Sending you and your family strength and love,

Maccer (Long time friend and admirer.)

Entered March 23, 2023 from Vancouver

Wonderful tributes to Anne at her very moving funeral service which I watched in its entirety. All love to Derek and his family whom I hold in my heart always.