Anna Irene Hastings was born on February 18, 1950 in Ireland. She was the eldest child of Jim and Isabella Hastings. Her family immigrated to Canada when Anna was 5. Her brother John was 3 at the time they left Ireland for Canada. John and his wife Rhonda presently live in Victoria BC. Her only other sibling, Jimmy, lives in Penticton BC. Her husband of 43 years, Jim Knaver , is a retired elementary teacher. Anna perished on November 8, 2018 in the Paradise Camp Fire. She was accompanied to Heaven by her Great Dane, Bella ( pictured ), her Dalmatian, Maggie, her tabby, Penny, and her British Shorthair Cat, Winston, who all perished with her in the fire. Anna graduated Southern Okanagan Secondary School in British Columbia. She worked in the fashion industry in London as a Clothing Designer and Tailor. Anna was also a folk singer/guitarist. She had a beautiful voice and loved music. She moved to San Francisco in 1976 where she met her lifelong partner, Jim Knaver. She was an expert at restoring antique clothing and specialized in the restoration of beaded dresses and purses. In 1984 Anna and Jim moved to Chico, CA where they lived for 16 years. In 2000 they moved to Paradise where they resided until the fire. Anna was known to relatives as Irene and to her husband and friends as Toni (her nickname). Anna was a truly wonderful human being who cared about everyone and every living creature. Throughout her life she rescued and rehomed dozens of cats and dogs. She was always thinking of others before herself and lived the kind of life that is both loving and inspiring. She is and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Rest in Peace Toni, we love you and you are in our hearts.