Anne Jamieson passed away peacefully on September 24, 2023 in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Anne Dickie Carnochan was born May 10, 1930 in Hamilton, Scotland. She was the youngest of seven children. Shortly after the end of World War II she caught the eye of a young medical student by the name of John Jamieson at a church youth gathering. They fell madly in love and were married on April 28, 1951. They moved to Yorkshire, England where a year later they welcomed their first child. Shortly after that they moved back to Scotland where Anne helped John with his busy medical practice and gave birth to three more children.
In 1963 Anne and John packed up their four children and flew across the Atlantic Ocean to Carlyle, Saskatchewan, Canada where John had accepted a position at the local clinic. Anne spent her time turning an old Royal Canadian Mounted Police Barracks into a happy home, learning how to drive on the “wrong” side of the road and dressing everyone for the harsh Canadian winters.
A few years later they packed up the children again, this time immigrating to the United States. First to Tioga, North Dakota, then to Williston, North Dakota where Anne was able to pursue her love of music with many friends at the Thursday Musical Club; singing at the First Lutheran Church and becoming very involved with community theater. She starred in productions of South Pacific, The Mikado, Show Boat, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Amahl and the Night Visitors and Hello Dolly to name a few.
During this time John completed his Residency in Psychiatry and in 1975 the Jamieson’s moved to Fargo, North Dakota where John began practicing psychiatry. Here Anne became deeply involved with the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theater. She performed many lead and supporting roles in the theater and opera including The Gin Game, The Mouse Trap, Plaza Suite, The Lion in Winter, The Pirates of Penzance, MacBeth, Fiddler on the Roof, The Prime of Miss Jean Brody and Wings, a play about a woman suffering from aphasia.
During this time Anne continued to entertain friends in her home making memorable meals and show stopping desserts. She was also an accomplished gingerbread house maker which she did every Christmas with her daughter Norma.
In 2001, after John retired and to avoid the harsh North Dakota winters, they moved to Knoxville, Tennessee where they shared a home with their youngest daughter, Ruth. Their long happy marriage lasted until 2009 when John passed.
In 2013 Anne moved to Belmont, Michigan to live with Norma and her husband Steve. In 2016, the Brinks and Anne moved to Appleton, Wisconsin where she was able to enjoy spending time with her granddaughter Johanna, her husband and her two great-grandsons.
Anne is survived by her son James (Jodie) Jamieson of Rochester, MN; son Dr. Andrew (Pamela) Jamieson of Dallas TX; daughter Norma (Steve) Brink of Appleton, WI; daughter Ruth Jamieson of Beech Mountain, NC. Grandsons Parker (Carley) Jamieson and Pierce (Katherine) Jamieson; granddaughters Johanna (Scott) Sanford and Elizabeth Brink; and great-grandsons, Brayden and Carson Sanford.
The family plans a private gathering to celebrate her long and remarkable life at a date to be determined after which Anne’s and John’s ashes will be combined and returned to Scotland.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Fargo - Moorhead Community Theater:
W202 1st Ave N, Moorhead, MN 56560, 701-235-6778.