Anna - Marie Alice Stevens was born in Sussex on October 21st, 1961. She was the daughter of Alice (Cook) Stevens and the late Rupert Stevens.
Anna was always a busy woman and a hard worker. In her younger years, she could be found working at Belleisle Foods and the box factory making strawberry and apple baskets. She soon gave up that work to help on the farm and raise her children.
She was a kind-hearted woman who loved to spend time with her family and friends. She especially looked forward to her trips to the camp and her Saturday nights with the mountain crew.
Anna had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone, but she never minded putting you in your place if need be. She could regularly be found out on the farm or in her garden.
She was always one to greet you with a smile and a hug and she loved to tease and torment, especially Craig and Brent.
Her kindness and warm loving heart will be forever remembered by all those whose lives she touched.
She will live on in the hearts of her husband of 35 years, Gerry Keirstead; her sons: Tyler and Alicia of Apohaqui, Justin and Kim of Pearsonville and Corey of Saint John; her mother, Alice Stevens of Quispamsis; her brother, Brian and his wife Elizabeth of Fredericton; her sisters: Lynda Kilpatrick of Hampton, Lorna Stevens-Albert of Saint John, Bonnie and Eldon Appleby of Cambridge Narrows and Heather Welton of Codys; her brother-in-law, Burton St. Pierre of Quispamsis; her sisters-in-law: Margaret Stevens of Springfield and Ronda Stevens of Sussex; her grandchildren: Samantha, Morgan and Brandon; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.
Anna Stevens of Gibbon Mountain passed away at the Sussex Health Center on August 30, 2021, at the age of 59.
Along with her father, she is predeceased by her brothers: Bev, Leonard and Ernest; her sisters: Donna Dickson and Margaret St. Pierre and by her brothers-in-law: Ralph Kilpatrick, Joe Albert and Frank Welton.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the compassionate care of Wallace Funeral Home, 34 Sunnyside Drive, Sussex, (506-433-1176). A Celebration of Anna’s life will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 2:00pm.
Donations in memory of Anna may be made to the Sussex Health Center Foundation or to the memorial of the donor’s choice. Condolences to the family and donations may be made through WallaceFuneralHome.com
The Family would like to express their deepest thanks to the Sussex Health Centre Palliative Care Unit for their kindness, care and compassion, it will never be forgotten.