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In loving memory of Ann Barnett, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, loyal and true friend to many.
Ann Charlotte Sigrist was born in Jerusalem and brought up in East Africa for the most part. She attended the Loreto Convent, Nairobi, and eventually came home to England with her parents, sister, Ena, and brothers, John and Peter, when she was 16. She married Ian Barnett in 1954 and they settled in Cheltenham. They had two daughters, Patricia (Tissa, Tricia) and Gillian (Gilly) but later divorced. She was heartbroken when Gilly died at the age of 39. She worked in a variety of places but particularly loved her jobs in publishing with the Oxford University Press then Elsevier. After living in Oxford and Cheltenham, she moved to Leamington Spa to be nearer to Tricia and eventually moved down to Dorset with Tricia and husband, Mark, in 2018. Being nearer to her granddaughters, Lizzi and Sophie, and great-granddaughter, Sadie, brought her great joy and she loved the more rural life too. Sadly cancer struck then Covid brought lockdown and visits and outings were a things of the past. She had an incredibly positive outlook on life and was elegant to the end as those who saw her latterly will testify - floaty pink bed jackets and earrings were de rigueur. She made friends wherever she went in life and was a vivacious guest or hostess at any social occasion. She leaves a big gap in many hearts but her memory will live on.