In Celebration of

Ann Elizabeth Little Kristoffy

August 6, 1946 -  August 17, 2023

With heavy hearts, we announce the unexpected passing of Ann Elizabeth Little Kristoffy, on August 17, 2023. She leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and wonderful memories.

Ann is survived by her husband Nick, to whom she was married for 55 years, and a soulmate for 57. She was a loving mother to John (Laura), Jane and Paul. Ann cherished her role as Grandma, and every moment spent with her grandchildren: Jack, Jeff, and Lindsay Kristoffy, and Caitlin and Connor Starr. She was a doting aunt to Peter, Carla, and Sylvia Bethlenfalvy, Katie Roland, and Pete Little. Ann is survived by her sister-in-law, Ester Bethlenfalvy and her husband Nick, and fondly remembered by Anne Wigle.

Born in Toronto, Ann was the daughter of the late Reginald Jack Little and Elizabeth McCleary. She is survived by her brother Paul F. Little, whom she adored.

Ann spent her life in Toronto’s west-end, steps away from the Humber River. As a young woman, she worked as a dental nurse. While raising her children, Ann gave her heart and time to the kids’ school, the cottage association, street parties, and many committees at Kingsway-Lambton United Church. She brought people together in all of her endeavours. Later, Ann continued to give back when she worked at CCAS.

In recent years, Ann found happiness in her favourite place: her condo near the Old Mill. There, with her dog under foot, she enjoyed long phone conversations with girlfriends, reading, doing Sudoku, puzzles, and games, and indulging in her passion of online bridge with friends. A competitive player in several social bridge groups and leagues, Ann’s clever moves left her opponents bewildered. She cultivated countless friendships that stretched far and wide, from spending her summers at the cottage, and her winters in Florida. But, nothing brought her greater joy than spending quality time with her family, and hearing about their daily adventures.

Ann's down-to-earth presence had an extraordinary impact on everyone she encountered. Her infectious smile, twinkling eyes, and genuine warmth brightened every room she entered. She possessed an innate ability to make people feel valued and seen, and her attentive listening ear brought comfort to all. She had an uncanny knack of disarming people: before they knew it, and without her intending, strangers and friends would reveal their secrets to her. She was wise, gentle, and so fun. She had such a spark. Ann was a trusted confidante and source of no-nonsense advice for her loved ones. Her ability to make people feel good about themselves was her most special gift.

Our loss is Heaven’s gain.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 28, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St W, Toronto.

A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.


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Sara Lanthier 

Entered August 21, 2023 from London

Sending so much to you all at this truly sad time. What an amazing life and legacy she created. x

Caitlin Starr (Granddaughter)

Entered August 21, 2023 from Etobicoke

I’m forever grateful to have had 21 amazing years with my grandmother, Ann. Her calming words (which were often needed whenever school became a bit too intense for my liking) will dearly be missed. Our loss is indeed Heaven’s gain.

Bill Mackinnon (Friend)

Entered August 21, 2023 from Etobicoke

I have known Ann since 1993 when she and her family lived next to me on Kingsgarden Road , l especially enjoyed the many conversations we had on Sunday evening when l watered the grass.The family moved but I kept in touch occasionally and in recent years Ann became a friend of my partner Sandie Dix and we saw Ann and Dix occasionally for Dinner .We also saw them in Naples as we had a condo around the corner from them.Ann was a very nice person , full of life , knew everybody and all that was going on and shared it .We enjoyed getting caught up to date and being around her was fun, she handled her medical issues with grace and no self pity.l will miss her my best wished to her family in this most difficult time.
Bill Mackinnon

Pat and Clive Dunstan (Friends)

Entered August 21, 2023 from Etobicoke

Our sincere condolences to Nick and family. Ann was a shining light in our residence and will be remembered with fondest memories. RIP dear friend.

Sylvia (Niece)

Entered August 21, 2023 from Toronto

Auntie Ann was both my Godmother and Aunt. Annie was always upbeat, fun, positive and loving. I can’t believe that she left us so suddenly. I wish I could tell her how much I love her one last time. Yes. It is most certainly our BIG loss and Heaven’s HUGE gain. I feel lucky to have been part of her loving orb and will forever miss her signature sparkle. Love you all. xoxo


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