2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Anne J. Cheslock (Nee Meyer) May 17, 1927 - June 7, 2021

Our dear mother Anne J. Cheslock went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord and saviour Jesus Christ on June 7, 2021 in her 95th year, surrounded by her loving family.
Mom was predeceased by her cherished husband of 70 years, Harold E. Cheslock in 2018 and her grandson Samuel at birth, her two brothers Chapman and Albert Meyer and her sister Alice Boa. She is survived by her children Beverley Anne (Senos), Brian (Marilyn), Murray (Carol) and Richard (Stacey), her 9 grandchildren: Kimberley Anne (Heuff), Christopher (Buckland), Benjamin, Jonathan, Cindy (Lottes), Heather (Oattes), Matthew, Katrina and Elliot, 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, her sisters Tena Dent, Mabel Boa and Edith Kenney.
Mom was born and raised on a farm in Rivington, Quebec. She became a teacher and her first job was in Poltimore, QC where she met Dad and on June 26, 1948 they were married in Rivington, QC. Mom’s teaching career ended in 1950 after she became a mother but she remained for everyone, always the teacher.
Mom had a great love for life and was a devout Christian. Her family was her utmost love, followed by her many friends both old and new. Next would be her prized Simmental cattle that she devoted years to raising. She loved each one and knew all their names. She would spend countless hours tending them, halter breaking and scratching bellies. She was a well respected member of the Ottawa Valley Simmental
Assoc., the Ontario Simmental Assoc. and the Canadian Simmintal Assoc. With her prized cattle she won numerous awards including the Royal Winter Fair. Sadly, mobility issues forced her to sell her cows only 4 years ago.
Mom had a gentle and caring heart and a determination beyond belief. She had been plagued by arthritis for the past 20 years resulting in mobility and severe pain issues forcing her to use a walker for each and every step she took, yet she remained steadfast in her decision to never go into a nursing home. For 50 years she and Dad lived in Metcalfe, ON on their little piece of paradise where along with her cattle she managed their construction company. A woman of many talents!
Mom’s door was always open where she greeted everyone with a smile, a cup of tea, homemade cookies or better yet, a meal. No one ever left feeling unwelcome or very special to Mom. She was kind, generous and loving to all.
In recent years her little great grandchildren brought her much joy. Mom’s candy jar always held special treats for each one of them and they were always excited to see what she had.
Mom’s garden became her main focus in the past few years. Planting seeds indoors early in spring and watching how they grew and became strong bearing fruit. She was at awe with all of God’s creation. Teaching her family constantly and sharing her harvest with all.
Mom will be deeply missed by all of her family and by all those whose lives she lovingly had touched.
Many thanks to the doctors and staff at the Ottawa General Hospital for their tender care in these final days, to Elizabeth Care and to all those tending her daily needs enabling her to remain in her home as she was determined to do. Extra special thanks to all her family members who so very lovingly tended to all her daily wants and needs. God bless you all.
The family is planning a memorial service at a later “Covid Friendly” date. Mom has specifically requested “No Tears” as she had a wonderful life. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613- 989 – 3836)

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The family is planning a memorial service at a later "Covid Friendly" date. Mom has specifically requested "No Tears" as she had a wonderful life. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613- 989 - 3836) Online condolences may be made at


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    Maureen. Jeff Heuff & Family says

    To all the family,

    Our sincere condolences to all of you on your loss. She definitely was a treasure, she will be missed. May she rest in peace. God bless you all.

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    Gale Ellis says

    I send my condolences to you and to your family during this time of sorrow. The Bible gives a real hope and promises that your loved one will soon come back to life in a peaceful paradise on the earth where death will be no more. (John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:4)

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      Bev Senos says

      Thank you Gale, Mom will be missed by many.

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    Pat & Clem O'Rourke says

    Anne was a very special person, to Clement and I, always made us feel welcome, loved to view her cattle with her and Harold. Spoke to her often over the pasted two years about cattle, dogs, gardening, etc. I will miss those telephone conversations with her greatly. Our deepest condolence to the family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. (PS — Our children’s greatest memory was helping Anne wish cattle at the fairs, very close to showtime.)

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    Aggie & Bob Cheslock says

    Bob & I send our condolences to the whole family. Aunt Anne was a very special lady! She was very wise and very knowledgeable. It was always a pleasure talking to her. She will be deeply missed by all. However, we know that she has been wanting to join her dear hubby. R.I.P. aunt Anne

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    Susan Poole says

    Karen and family remember your Mom well She was great. Sorry for your loss. Time is a healer, Susan Poole

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    Judy Foulger says

    Our condolences on the passing of a wonderful Christian lady. My Covid phone contacts with her were a blessing to me speaking to such a wise, kind and thoughtful woman. God comfort the Cheslock family in your loss.

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    Julia and Geof Aers says

    Sincere condolences to all the family.

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    Anita and Eldon Baker says

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother to you and your family.

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    Sheila DeVries says

    Anne was truly an amazing person. When I was a teenager I would often call her for advice on selecting bulls for our Simmental herd and she always made time for me. We would chat for a long time as she was so easy to talk to, it was fun to listen to her stories. Decades later, I felt privileged to help her with some business and once again we would enjoy long chats on the phone. I admired her lively spirit and her zest for life, she was truly an inspiration to me. I am extremely sorry for your heart breaking loss, please accept my sincere condolences.

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    Willy DeVries says

    John and I were very fortunate to attend their 70th wedding anniversary and I cherish that memory.

    My sincere condolences to the Cheslock family.

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    Sandy Carscadden says

    To the family of Anne,
    Sincere condolences to all on the loss of Anne. A dear friend to many and she made a great cup of tea. I have known both Harold and Anne for many years
    and loved to see them at many events .

    Anne will be dearly missed. Fly high dear angel.

    Sandy Jackson Carscadden
    Mary Jackson

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    Bev Stewart says

    Our sincere condolences to the family.
    We have a lot of great memories of Anne. She will be missed dearly.

    The Imrie family

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    Sandra Weagant says

    Anne and Harold were the best friends of my parents Eddie and Peggie Scharf. They were often visiting each other and gong out for dinners. She always had that great smile every time I saw her and she always had a positive outlook on everything.
    She will be solely missed by all.
    Deepest sympathies to all of the families.
    Sandra and Bob Weagant

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