The Passing of Anne Dalton, OSA Member

We regretfully announce the passing of Anne Dalton. Anne loved perusing art museums, art galleries and live performances on a regular basis. Her taste in music was eclectic, which included soft jazz, classical and, more recently, the Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi, whom she discovered in Vancouver during one of his live performances. Anne played competitive tennis for 25 years at Kew Gardens Tennis Club and the Mayfair Club in Toronto. She enjoyed a good glass of Pinot Noir once in a while dining with friends and family. Cooking healthy food and keeping fit was always a priority as were her two furry felines. We are honoured to have had Anne as part of the OSA membership. We wish her family and friends our deepest condolences.

Born January 23, 1954 in Hastings, England, Anne died on March 1, 2022 in Sidney, BC of pancreatic cancer with her loving husband of 46 years, Phil Sybal, by her side. She leaves her brother Keith Dalton (Linda Burrows) Abbotsford, nephew Aron Dalton (Kim Dalton), niece Zoe Dalton (Hamilcar Pereira), Theana Dalton and numerous great nieces and nephews who reside in Duncan and Salt Spring Island, BC.

Before retiring to Sidney, BC, in 2015, Anne grew up primarily in Toronto, Ontario after her family emigrated to Canada in 1956. She graduated from Atkinson College, York University in their Visual Arts Program and Central Technical High School Art Program. Her love of the Arts was highly influenced by her father, Robert Dalton, who was an animator. She went on to teach studio art classes at George Brown College, Graphic Arts program for a number years while pursuing her own art career as a landscape painter exhibiting in various Toronto Art Galleries. Her works are included in many private and public collections throughout North America.

Anne loved urban life and relished perusing art museums, art galleries and live performances on a regular basis. Her taste in music was eclectic which included, soft jazz, classical, and more recently the Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi whom she discovered in Vancouver during one of his live performances. Anne played competitive tennis for 25 years at Kew Gardens Tennis Club and Mayfair Club in Toronto. She enjoyed a good glass of Pinot Noir once in a while dining with friends and family. Cooking healthy food and keeping fit was always a priority as was her two furry felines.

Phil and Anne were so grateful to have travelled throughout North America (especially the eastern sea board) on sketching trips in the summer months and escaping Toronto winters to Southern US, St. Martin, Barbados, Mexico, and Maui. Other excursions were planned to France and Italy but then life events happened to prevent these trips from materializing.

Anne hoped to leave the world a better place. She was a staunch feminist, thanks to her mother, Mary Dalton, who was always independent and worked her way up her career ladder. Anne firmly believed in home ownership and she was a hard worker and believer in the survival of the middle class and business with a conscience. She felt that we have to take care of our natural environment if humankind is to survive. She lived with hope in her heart and was grateful for the good life she led.

Charitable Donations of your choice appreciated:
Cancer Research, SPCA, Victoria Humane Society or to the Buddhist Temple in Richmond BC.