Anne Oake Biography – Anne Oake Wiki
Anne Oake was the co-founder of the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre in Winnipeg, and wife of famed Canadian sportscaster Scott Oake. According to Anne Oake’s obituary posted online, she attended Glenwood High School in Winnipeg and Glenlawn Collegiate. She studied at the University of Manitoba and worked at the University of Manitoba and Winnipeg Regional Health Authority as a hospice visiting nurse.
Anne Oake Age
Anne Oake was born on February 12, 1956. She died on September 6, 2021. She was 65.
Scott Oake Wife – Scott Oake Anne Oake
Anne Oake was the wife of famed Canadian sportscaster Scott Oake. She went on a blind date with Scott in the late 1970s and got married on May 31, 1980.
Anne Oake Family
She is survived by her husband Scott, son Darcy and his partner Leslie. Anne was predeceased by son Bruce in 2011. Scott and Anne Oake lost their 25-year-old son Bruce to a drug overdose in 2011.
Anne Oake Death
Anne Oake died on Monday, September 6, 2021, at age 65. In a social media post, the addiction treatment facility said Anne died peacefully surrounded by family. An obituary posted online said Oake’s death was unexpected and has caused friends and family much pain.
Scott Oake, her husband of 41 years, said without her, the recovery centre would just be a dream. “We would have received donations when Bruce died and we would have given them to organizations which helped people like him,” he said. “Her initiative and inspiration… she was the driving force behind it. She just kept it going.
“Without her there would be no Bruce Oake treatment centre.” After 10 years of effort to make the health facility a reality, she was taken to hospital for a final time Aug. 20, just two days before its official opening. She died two days before the centre had a ceremony honouring the first graduates from its treatment program.
“It seems really, really unfair,” Scott Oake said. “Her mother and her aunt both died of autoimmune disorders at 65. But our lives changed after Bruce’s death 10 years ago. Her appetite declined. I said, we have to sort this out, but she just thought it was part of her ongoing grief. When she was finally diagnosed last February, it was further along.”
“Anne’s life was dedicated to helping others and a tremendous example of what it means to serve our community. With the establishment of the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre, Manitoba will continue to benefit from the lasting legacy of Anne and her family,” Premier Kelvin Goertzen said in a statement. “(I) wish to extend my condolences to the entire Oake family on behalf of all Manitobans.”
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Anne Oake,” Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman said in a statement. “Winnipeg has lost a tremendous community champion who leaves a legacy of healing for generations to come. The Bruce Oake Recovery Centre will have a lasting, positive impact on our city and I am grateful for the tireless efforts put in by Anne, Scott and Darcy Oake to see it come to fruition.”
“Anne just represents the very best of us,” Bruce Oake centre executive director Greg Kyllo said in a statement. “She turned real tragedy to such a wonderful project for the community. Anne’s legacy is all the work they’ve done will continue on and on and hundreds and thousands of Manitobans will be supported. Her legacy will live on, but she will be missed.”
Anne Oake Cause of Death
Anne Oake died of an autoimmune liver disease. Her mother and her aunt both died of autoimmune disorders at 65.