Ana Miriam Leigh passed away on International Woman’s Day, March 8th, 2013. Ana Miriam leaves behind a vast and honoured group of friends and colleges. On passing, she was surrounded by her 3 adult children Alejandra Leigh Barker, Francesca “Tachi” Barker, and Joshua Leigh. She is further survived by her beloved grandson Theoden Nickel, and brothers Lewis Leigh JR, and Douglas Leigh.
Born in Alexandria, Virginia on April 5th 1946 she was raised in the love of her large southern family before immigrating to Canada in 1970. Through out her life, Ana Miriam revealed herself to have a keen sense of social justice, and passionately fought to raise support and awareness to a wide variety of world and social issues.
After being diagnosed with untreatable uterine cancer in September 2012 she lived her life to the fullest. She never forgot what she believed was her duty to try and make the world a better place, attending events and supporting causes that mattered to her until the very end of her life. Her memorial will be held at the Denman Island Community Hall, April 13th at 2 pm.