Born in 1938, died on August 12, 2017 from an aggressive lung disease. She was a great teacher, a great friend, and a great mother who will be missed enormously by her son and daughter, Eric and Nora Jaffary, their spouses Aeyliya Husain and Edward Osowski, her grandchildren, Luc, Adam, and Simon, her sister and brother-in- law, Ellen and Roger Staig, and her former husband, Karl Jaffary, among many others. Ann was predeceased by her sister, Carol Hoffman, and by her longtime partner, Leslie Tompkins.
She will also be mourned by the dear friends she made in all eras of her life including during her time at the University of Toronto, her career at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, and her house on Orchardview Blvd. With dear old friends, and remarkable new ones, she shared her love of ballet, literature, theatre, and music, and she extended generous hospitality in many fine meals and visits both in Toronto and at Bona Vista. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the Palliative Care Unit at Sunnybrook Hospital.