Residents of Uvita on the Pacific coast are mourning the death of Anne Moisan, a resident and owner of a local restaurant. She died from complications after surgery last month.
Friends said she suffered from an aortic aneurysm. She is survived by her husband, Patrice, and a son, Lee-Arthur, 7.
Friends are planning a memorial at nearby Playa Ballena Wednesday at 10 a.m. and a fund-raiser starting at 5 p.m. to raise money to transport her body to her former home in Quebec.
“We will miss the lady that blessed us with her smiling presence as a wonderful and dear friend,” said a friend. “The children and school will miss all the kind hearted things she always did for the children. The community center for the children will miss her acts of support.”