Ann Hodson was born September 10, 1946, in East Wirral in the County of Chestershire, England and passed away October 22, 2021, in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. She was predeceased by her parents Ethel Hodson (Mellichamp) and Edward William Green Hodson. She moved with her family to Canada in her early years and became a Canadian citizen on May 23, 1968. Of keen intellect with a curious and inquiring mind, Ann lived a full and exciting life following her own destiny. A strong and independent woman, she lived for a time in over thirty places including Ottawa, Ontario; London, England; Cornwall, Ontario; Boulder, Colorado; Halifax, Nova Scotia and too many more to mention. Finally finding home in Cape Breton, she settled into her favorite place amid friends who feel so fortunate to have shared time with her. She was an avid reader and enjoyed being part of the Women of Words Book Club. Her laughter was a gift for all. Attending Mount Saint Vincent University and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, she worked throughout her life at many endeavors. She particularly enjoyed her work as a florist and was an exceptionally gifted seamstress. She had a fondness for dogs providing loving alternate care when the opportunity arose. Ann had a great friend in Myles Kehoe known affectionately as “Myles from Nowhere.” She was adept at making and keeping friends close to her heart even with her wondering spirit. An engaging conversationalist, she could touch on just about any subject with anyone. Her best friends, Beverly Webster and Yvonne LeBlanc Reid were a great part of her life. Ann’s favorite place on earth was the beach. She maintained a “sandal tan” to the end. She would like to have thanked the medical team at Victoria County Memorial Hospital for the exceptional care and many kindnesses shown to her at the end of her earthly journey. A private service will take place at a future date.