Anna Barclay

Obituary of Anna Catherine Barclay

May 17, 1925 - February 21, 2021

What is lovely never dies, but passes into another loveliness" Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Peacefully with family by her side at the Caughlin residence on Sunday, February 21st, 2021, Anna Catherine Barclay passed away in her 96th year.  Predeceased by her husband Powell (2014), son George L. (1960), parents Peter and Annie (McGugan) Lamont, brothers John and Donald Lamont and sister Alma Mason.
Left to honour Anna's memory are daughter Margaret Anne Caughlin (Lewis); granddaughter Alana McGuire; Great Grandsons Cody, Jesse, Cole, Quinne; nieces and nephews.  
To know our Mother and Nana was to know a lady with strong faith, sweetness, graciousness, patience, integrity, pervasive curiosity, buoyant spirit. Her warm smile invited friendship.  She had a passion for perfection and to never settle for mediocrity.
Anna enjoyed twenty-five years as Supervisor at the Mt. Brydges Library. She loved mentoring students while researching material for school projects as well as the many friends made among the readership community.  Her love of nature was forever evident in her pristine flower gardens and tree landscape.
Anna and her family thank all the angels who entered Mom's life to enhance quality and to care for her more recently: Dr. Mark Goldschmidt and Suzanne at LHSC, UH Campus; Dr. Jessica Howard and Paula Day, Ilderton Medical Clinic; SW LIHN; VON PSWs; Berniece Dellow.  Anna's special thanks to her nightly angel, Reva, from Home Instead.
A private family funeral, will be held on Saturday, February 27th, 2021 at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY with interment at Poplar Hill Cemetery to follow.  Dr. Jeff Crittenden will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Middlesex County Library (Mt. Brydges Library Branch), Poplar Hill Baptist Church or Ailsa Craig Food Bank would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and donations may be left at


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