Kabbalist, Astrologer, Broadcaster, Teacher, Dear Friend, Mom, Aunt and
The angels are lifting her up; she knows them all by name.
A wise woman has left us
A hearty cheer of victory and gratitude calls out to Anne Toth
as she travels on to greater horizons.
She devoted her life to learning
about life and love
She studied palmistry first, then tarot and astrology and
What she studied she learned
What she learned she taught to others.
Anne lectured extensively
in Canada and the United States for over thirty years,
Like a river on its
way to the ocean she accumulated wisdom.
It culminated in her study of
From Foundation to Crown she touched the souls and opened
the hearts of those who listened.
As she got deeper and deeper into Kaballah
Anne converted to Judaism to go deeper into her studies.
Thank-you noble heart.
Thank-you dear friend.
Anne Toth was beloved mother of
Austin Toth (Leah), Kalman Daniel Toth (Jamie), Matthew Toth (Emily Muir) and
Elizabeth Toth (Calvin Porter). She was predeceased by her husband Kalman Toth
in 1999. She was grandmother to Julianna, Joshua and Eden Belle.
Anne was the last of the 4
sisters - being predeceased by her sisters Patricia, Evelyn and Mary, and by her
father Austin and her mother Anne Marie. She leaves behind three brothers
Reggie, David and Michael.
Anne was much loved by her many
friends. The family wishes to express their thanks to the many people who
prayed, drove, sang, gathered, donated, held a hand, dropped off food, called
daily to check on her, provided care for her at home and at Hospice, fixed
various things at her house and were really there, really present for her during
her long dance with cancer. Your kindness and heartfelt generosity were much
A special thanks to her
niece Cindy Ciccale, and to her very best friend Belinda.
Donations in memory of
Anne Toth can be made to Hospice Niagara at: http://www.hospiceniagara.ca/index.php
memorials can be found at the following urls:
thanks to Robin Armstrong for writing the best part of this tribute for
me...... and for the chunk of carob you snuck to me at the astrology
conference (i think i was 11)
By Tamar Frieden
I was blessed meetinghaving met Anne in
1987 in Buffalo ,Ny she was my first and only Kabbalah teacher, she was my
friend my mentor my admiraton for Anne is endless my life was touched by an
angel when i met Anne she was always a pillar of strength courage andone for
great laughter. Her picture is on my fridge from our getaway to Gurneys. Anne
Miriam and belinda , We shared so many great memories and so manygreat laughs,
when iheard the news of Anne going on to heaven I was at the beach listening ot
the waves the tears were rolling down my cheeks and I heard Annes laugh as the
waves were rolling in to shore. Anne you are a gem that will always shine no
matter where your spirit may be
I love you and thank you for all you have
givento me my in my life . shalom Salaam peace from the city of magic Jerusaelm
Tammy, Tamar Frieden
Posted from Annie B in Vancouver BC....
Anne Shirley Toth belonged to
the GWC - Great Women's Club.
I met Anne years ago in the astrology world.
It took a few years for me to find out she was also an accomplished Kabballist
One time in Montreal I sat with her for a psychic session - she
predicted very accurately the love of my life and we have now been together 20
I am also an Anne, and Anne and I laughed long and heartily about
life, love, family and anything that was our focus at any particular time.
Years ago I had a very special stay with her and her family in Fort
I was a guest on her radio show. She was such a great radio
If you met Anne, you would not forget the meeting. She was
always and is now, more than ever, the great spirit, fancy and free, causing the
same stir in the spirit world that she caused here on Earth. I for one, will
miss her presence and I look forward to meeting up with her again, on the other
side or here, in another body.
Have fun dear souls sister and keep
sharing all that love that you have for everyone
By Marjorie Augustine - Pittsburgh
Anne- Sister, friend, teacher and
inspiration. My love for you abounds and I know you wait to guide each of us
from heaven as you did on earth !!
I know that you are out there, laughing that wonderful laugh,
because I hear you.
Thank you for letting me know that you are O.K.
Still, it does not make me pine for you any less here on the earth plane.
Our friendship survived the best and the worst of our lives.
thick and thin, adventure and mishap, you enjoyed life to the fullest no matter
Remember all the great times?
Remember the late dinners after
the show with Matt and Lizzy? Remember the ashrams in Toronto, and our infamous
Toronto "Sake" adventure? The early days at the Tea Room, when Matthew was so
small he would walk under the table?
I miss all of that.
I know that
you are doing incredible things now, and our adventures in gardening, shopping
trips, weekends in Lily Dale are in your past. They are fresh wounds for me,
tearing the echoes of out friendship
I know that you said that I should
not, but I grieve your passing. I miss you, your warmth, knowledge, spiritual
essence. I miss the laughter the most. What a wonderful roller-coaster ride life
was for you and for me, as you allowed me to tag along.
When ever I
think of you now, a song, your favorite song comes to mind, and we are sitting
by the river in the sun.
We’ll sing in the sunshine
We’ll laugh every day.
We’ll sing in the sunshine,
Then I’ll be on
SING, ANNIE , SING
when i think of your mom, my auntie anne...i think of family reunions, lots of
food, getting my tealeaves read....
of being taken to this farout
astrologers convention/party in Toronto as a kid....of dancing with fun Sufi
folk...of travelling to Lily Dale hearing about other people who were floating
of her hearty lioness laugh that shook the house and warmed my heart
when she looked at me with her sparky eyes...
She was I believe the one in
our family who gave you pause to think, to delve a little deeper into what you
supposed was true, to pry open that mind of yours and never to stray far from
your beating heart.
I hope the sisters are giggling together once again.
Posted by Michael Cogill (nephew) on 12/5/2007 12:14:30 AM
I offer my sincere condolences for the loss of your Mother.
everyone's life brighter and opened more than a few minds.
I hope that death
is the great liberation
By With all my heart Jim Coughlin
I have loved you from the first time I
saw you. I will never forget how our eyes met and our hearts open and we were
friends. You adored my partner Dave and said he was a special man...he thought
you were a speical woman! Now both you and he are going, but not a day goes by
when I don't think about you and talk to you. People loved you Anne Shirley
because you loved them! oxoxox
I remeber being a mentor to her when she attended Fellowships. It was different
being a mentor to a teacher with her years of experience and yet she took her
'role' as student seriously. She was a mavelous example of being a student of
life and living life. Her Spirit even as I write this is, I feel in my heart
along with the wings of the Angels. Thank you Anne for touching my life. As you
move forward in this new life, may you and our memories of you continue to touch
those of us on this plane. Until we meet again, Namaste, with love, honor and
respect to you.
Camille (FOTS 93-95)
I met Anne in 1979 at the Pinedale Tearoom ... I was in my late teens & a
voracious reader of all things metaphysical ... I feel she was my 1st answer to
a Teacher appearing as the student (me!) was ready. We instantly bonded as
fellow Leo's! She taught me so much - about astrology (back in the day when
charts were cast by hand), tarot, meditation. She taught me a simple practice of
shielding your vehicle with white protective light before each journey that I
have always remembered. When I moved from the Niagara area over 30 years ago I
gave her my Siamese cat, Simon & knew that feline friend was indeed blessed
to end up in her home! I lost contact with Anne, but did phone her once about 10
years ago for a brief chat - I let her know that I had indeed given birth to a
Leo son just as she had predicted. I think she would be proud of one of her
youngest students in that I am now a teacher and healer too. Bless you Anne -
you touched many lives with your generous Spirit.
By Lisa Elliott
I remember meeting Anne for the first
time in February 2002. Still grieving over my dear friend/mother/sister Lillian
Ruffin. I attended a weekend session at Lily Dale hosted by Alumni.
During the group healing session, Anne whispered in my ear, "God knows
your name, Lisa." A warm sensation came all over me. I can't begin to explain
the impact those simple words whispered in my ear had on me.
healing sessions, I whisper the same to those who need reminding.
Knows Your Name.
By Neal Rzepkowski, M.D.
To Anne, The smiling joy spirit who
loved to sing and dance and praise the good in others. Always open to learn more
and share her wisdom, Anne was a shining example of how to joyously follow the
Spiritual Path on earth. By following that path to the continuance in the
heavens, she has become a beacon light to us who knew her. Namaste, Neal
I met Anne in Buffalo in 1986. We studied Hebrew together with Toby and danced
and sang together at my home led by our wonderful teacher Miriam. Anne became my
Kabbalah teacher, and I studied with her for the next twenty years. I learned
from The Best,and it was such an honor. We climbed the tree together, worked the
paths together and chanted the God names together. Along the way I also learned
astrology. You couldn't help but pick it up with Anne. Anne and I became fast
and true friends. We traveled to England and Mexico and had such fun adventures.
Mentor, beloved friend and Star Sister, I miss you terribly. May you fly
underneath the wings of Shekinah in joy and peace. Baruch Hasem.
My sweetheart, Dominic and I had the incredible privilege of spending three days
with Anne as guests in her home October 2005. We were there for her insights and
astrological prowess regarding our relationship and intended marriage.
We found her to be a real "love." Serious but not too! She was so much
fun and filled with wisdom. Nothing new for those of you who have interacted
with Anne but remember, Dominic was coming in without any information but my
resonance and regard for her.
We had been blessed with unmistaken acumen
and sensitivity during our visit with Anne. She was filled with graciousness,
fun and perspicacity. We left there feeling relieved and informed knowing our
interaction with one another entailed just that, our inter acting with one
We were to look her up in a year, meet with her and at that
time be told the ideal time for our nuptials to take place.
time came and we contacted her it was then we found she'd begun the journey
which consumed her till her death. There was no way we could articulate our need
when she, herself was in such need.
Like many of you, we prayed,
donated, sent our expression of healing in many ways to buoy her spirits. She
was an incredible gift in so many ways. We are grateful for the time and space
she shared with us knowing it was bashert (Yiddish for fated or predestined).
Years later we have experienced much togetherness as well as
separateness. We often refer to of our time with Anne wondering what she "saw"
and what she might have said. It is our sense that she helped us become better
acquainted, potentially better partners and forever touched by her skill and
kindnesses. Pure love!
Thank you, Anne.
With much love,
PS I still have the note she affixed to the back door
welcoming us as she had stepped out. We all laughed as she'd made a faux pas and
never caught it.
In Memory of Anne Toth
By Wendy Guy
Anne Toth has been a very
special friend to me. The first time I remember meeting her in 1986, she
generously came to my support when I was suddenly caught in an embarrassing
emotional struggle—and she didn't even know me!
She seemed to always see
and encourage the best in me, as I think she did with most everyone. When she
saw my work as the editor of Astrology Toronto's newsletter, she strongly urged
me to start my own magazine. With her faith in me beneath my wings, I published
Transitions magazine in the mid-1990s. Her support continued after I launched
this website in 2004, seeding it initially with articles from Transitions.
Although there are many people over the years I can thank for my ability to do
these projects, Anne's ongoing encouragement stands out as a primary force that
helped me keep the faith.
I have learned so much about astrology, life,
love and the human spirit from Anne, through her readings, lectures, workshops
and her friendship. Her presence, her hearty laughter and her wisdom were larger
than life and as warm as her Leo Sun. Often it was the little things she said
that would suddenly open my mind to new vistas of understanding and
Her generous spirit was a bright light, and I have been
just one of many moths fluttering around her, wanting to learn more from her.
I will miss her deeply.
Posted by Dixie Hansen (friend)
An abundance of
joy and laughter....Anne's Spirit will always continue to fill every space where
she will be with immense goodness and love....A dear loving friend who touched
my heart, inspired through example, taught by being herself and gave of her
knowlege freely to so many. Her gifts were boundless. Her greatest gift was
herself. My love to her children and family members. Dixie
Posted by Dixon Wininger (Friend)
Anne, I only
knew you briefly, but you touched my heart and my spirit. Your love was one of
the truest Iv'e ever known. I will miss you deeply, but your message will live
on in all of the people you touched in such a wonderful way. Love, your friend
By Betty O'Hara ( Roseville, CA )
I always remember a tape she did on the
"lusty" side of Capricorn......excellent ! But, I never heard all of the second
By Michael R
I had the privledge to meet her a few
times in the late '80s and always cherish and value her guidance.
By Jeff Jawer
I only had a chance to see Anne at
occasional conferences and have so specific event to share, but the feeling of
Anne is still strong at least a decade after I last saw her. I have rarely
encountered such emotional intelligence, a sense of knowing that she had that
was both deep and simple at the same time. Her mind was delicious, her smile sly
with wisdom and warm with caring. It was a great gift to know her.
I have had a few busy years myself and lost a husband
and ... today a client from Ontario e mailed me and I looked
up Anne to give him her telephone Number.
THE WORLD has lost a great talent and a wonderful woman.
I met her 20 years ago and she inspired my interest in astrology
and i still listen to the tapes of hers which were always my favorite
I am so terribly sorry that she is gone and know she is
for sure doing her "THING" in heaven and will be back soon
cause we surely do need her..
Namaste Carol Barbeau
BIRTH AND DEATH DATA:
Born: Aug 3, 1940
Passed: Nov 30, 2007 Ridgeway, Ontario
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