Ann Cecile Blinn

October 18, 2020

CHARLOTTE - Ann C. “Annie” Blinn, 70, of Charlotte, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Sharon Towers. She was born on March 31, 1950 to Louis Henry Blinn, and the late Celeste Blinn, in Nova Scotia, Canada. 

Ann received her bachelor’s in business management from UNC-Charlotte and worked as a financial consultant for TIAA-CREF in Charlotte.  Ann’s motivation and intelligence lead her to acquire a Series Seven securities representative license, the longest and most difficult of all securities exams.  Allowing her to sell virtually any type of individual security.

Ann enjoyed walking and hiking trails, dancing and Taiichi and Qigong.  She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. 

Survivors include Ann’s father, Louis Henry Blinn, of MA; sister, Mary Kozma and her husband Peter, of Palm Bay, FL; friends, Patricia Arnold, Dan Gagnon and Debbie Anthony all of Charlotte, NC.  Ann was predeceased by her mother, Celeste Blinn.

A privately recorded memorial service will be at 10:00AM, on Thursday, November 12th, 2020, at Covenant Presbyterian Church.  All are invited to view by live-stream at or

Ann will return home to Novia Scotia, Canada to be inurned with her mother at a later date.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Sue M. Korenstein

    Annie was always Annie to me... meaning so sweet, sincere and so smart! I met Annie through Pat Arnold when the 3 of us attended the healthcare stores’ annual sidewalk giveaway, just down the street from where she lived. After she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, I went to several of her Naturopathic appointments with her. She was focused and determined! I too admired her strength. Towards the end it was almost impossible to understand Annie. She would calI and we’d try to talk. I hated that because there wasn’t an alternative. And now she’s gone. A beautiful woman indeed. I miss you, Annie. ❤️

  • Patricia Turi Arnold

    Ann and I met thirty years ago and continued our mutual friendship over these years. We traveled by car to Florida to visit our families as well as going to our “Golden Girls” lunches celebrating birthdays of each of our friends. Ann was a dear lady with a great deal of determination and motivation to succeed. I admired her as she lived at Sharon Tower dealing with her disease. She never complained showing to others her love of life. I will miss her friendship as we were like sisters but not by blood. Peace be with you Annie.

  • Dan Gagnon

    One day many years ago I met this delicate little lady named Annie. She was a gentle, sincere person with a strong desire to do her very best. We shared many good times together pursuing adventures that nurtured our friendship. Her smile was infectious. We became very close. Her sensitivity to those around her revealed that she loved as she was loved. And as heart-breaking as her illness was, she faced it with courage and strength. I will never forget her, I will always miss her, and I will always love her.

  • Debbie Anthony

    I was a friend of Ann's for many years. She was a little person with immense emotional
    strength. She suffered from Parkinson's disease for over five years and had an incredible
    desire to live in spite of this crippling illness. I learned many things from Ann throughout her
    life and was blessed to have her as my friend. I only hope that when my life is coming to an end that
    I will have the strength and will power that she exhibited in her struggle against Parkinson's. I will
    miss her terribly but I know she will always live on in my heart!