Multi-Talented (Anne Storey) Spent Life 'Cleaning Up after Wars'

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Multi-Talented (Anne Storey) Spent Life 'Cleaning Up after Wars'


Born in Sturgeon Falls in 1913, and raised in Sudbury, Ont., Anne Storey was a graduate of Trinity College at the University of Toronto. She went on to receive a master of social work degree at U of T. She died suddenly last month in Toronto.

Mrs. Storey's first placement in social work was with the Children's Aid Society in Montreal. She later studied Chinese at Yale. A missionary in China on behalf of the United Church, she was loaned to the World Council of Churches and for five years worked in Korea with widows and the placement of orphan children. In 1961, she returned to work at Anglican Church House in Toronto and became director of the Social Action unit of the national church.

In 1971, she became director of the Foster Parents Plan in Saigon where she spent two years until the general evacuation of Saigon. She once observed that she had spent her life "cleaning up after wars".

After evacuation from Vietnam she married Capt. …

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