Let the loving memory of Anita be with us forever.
  • Born on March 25, 1962 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Passed away on November 3, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

With profound sadness, we announce Anita passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the age of 56. 

Anita courageously invoked MAID as an alternative to a predictable outcome of her Posterior Cortical Atrophy diagnosis and prognosis, over coming years. She and her family are grateful to live in a country which provides individuals such freedom of choice. 

Anita was born March 25, 1962, in Toronto to Arvo and Vaige Niitenberg, and married to Erik Luksep, her beloved and devoted husband of 36 years. Together, they proudly raised daughter Karina (24) and son Kristian (22) to become loving, thoughtful, self-confident adults. 

Anita is survived by Vaige, Erik, Karina and Kristian, her sister Linda Liik, and extended family, all of whom will cherish the beauty of her soul, her intelligence, values, integrity, and depth of selfless love and compassion forever. 

While ceaselessly devoting herself to family and fun along the way, Anita achieved a remarkable 30-year career as CPA, which spanned increasing roles at Ernst and Young, Nesbitt Burns, BMO, GE Capital Real Estate, and culminated as Vice President Finance at Eastbourne Investments. 

Anita also achieved numerous awards and recognition for her accomplishments, resulting from her professional work ethic, integrity, and respect, both given and received. 

The family wishes to express its sincerest gratitude to Dr. Sandra Black, Brill Chair of Neurology, University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Hospital, and her Team. 

To honour Anita’s memory, donations would be gratefully received by Sunnybrook Foundation, to support Dr. Sandra Black’s research in neurodegeneration and dementia: https://donate.sunnybrook.ca/tribute.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:30 pm on Friday, January 4, 2019 at the Donalda Golf Club, located at 12 Bushbury Drive, North York, ON M3A 2Z7.

Posted by Uno Veski on 18th December 2018
Erik, You and your family are in our prayers. My condolences.
Posted by Brigitta Fuerstenau on 16th November 2018
Erik, let us express our deapest condolences. You and your family including Anita have our full respect and sympathies. It is an act of mercy to pass without pain and in peace. Our thoughts are with you. Brigitta, Rüdiger with family
Posted by Connie Johns on 10th November 2018
Erik my deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you cherish all the special memories that you shared to get you through this difficult time. May she Rest In Peace.
Posted by Joe Tavares on 9th November 2018
Eric my sincere condolences to you and your family. Joe Tavares
Posted by David Kozman on 8th November 2018
Erik, We're deeply saddened by the news of Anita's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, David & Kristin Kozman
Posted by Graham Mitchell on 8th November 2018
Dear Erik, Our heartfelt condolences to you, Karina and Kristian and your families on Anita's passing. Although we've been apart for many years, I remember when you and Anita fell in love and a great love it was - will always be. What a lovely family you've raised together and I look forward to meeting them someday and rekindling our friendship. Graham
Posted by Troy Hammond on 8th November 2018
Karina and Kristian - I am very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She and your dad raised two great kids. Let her memory live on through you. My sincere condolences. - Mr. H.
Posted by Michael Biro on 7th November 2018
Dear Erik, Karina & Kristian. It is with heavy hearts that our family receives the sad news on the passing of Anita. We send you our sincere condolences. Michael Biro (TFS ‘80) & Crystal, Sophia, Jeremy, Hannah & Gordon.
Posted by Ruth Webster on 6th November 2018
Our condolences to you Erik and your family Sincerely Ruth, Ross and Chad Webster
Posted by Ina Scholfield on 6th November 2018
Vi...so sorry for your loss. Paul and I send our sincerest condolences. Many memories from way back...GE and Hydro and U of T for Paul and our fabulous time in Madrid on the spouses tour in Segovia. Memories keep us thankful...you must have many.
Posted by Bruce Brown on 6th November 2018
My wife and I were struck by the photo of Anita in the obituaries. What a beautiful woman she was. Then we read that her father was Arvo Niitenberg. I first worked for Arvo in 1961 at Lakeview GS of Ontario Hydro. Our paths crossed many times since and he was the one who promoted me to be Station Manager at Lennox GS in 1978. I always enjoyed Arvo - he was a great man and I am sure his daughter was also. My condolences to the family. God's blessings to you all
Posted by Olga McAfee on 5th November 2018
Erik, I send my sincerest condolences to you, your children, Vaige and Linda. You may not remember me, I was Arvo's Admin. Asst. for many years at Ontario Hydro. I had met your family a couple of times. I remember how proud Arvo was of his two daughters, and he beamed at how they followed in his footsteps to become true professionals in the working world. He spoke often of Anita's accomplishments, and the beautiful family she had. May this lovely woman rest in peace, and may God give your family the strength to get through this very difficult time.
Posted by Anne M Kaunismaa on 5th November 2018
Our sincere condolences to the whole family. We have fond memories of Anita over the years. Sulev & Anne-Mai
Posted by Silvi Pirn on 5th November 2018
Armsad Luksepad, Niitenbergid, ja kõik kes Anitat tundsid ja armastasid. Mul on nii väga kurb seda uudist kuulda. Andku Jumal teie südametesse Oma rahu ja andku teile ilusaid mälestusi igavesti. Puhka Rahus kallis Anita.
Posted by Fred Mertz on 5th November 2018
Our deepest sympathies our friend Jaak and Toivo
Posted by Alec Ross on 5th November 2018
Erik, I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. My sincere condolences to you & your family. Take care, my friend. Alec
Posted by Charles Knapp on 4th November 2018
RIP Anita- you have been so very courageous in your fight with this terrible disease. Erik, Karina and Kristian -our family offers our deepest condolences to you during this very difficult time. May you all reflect on all the great memories that you have enjoyed as a family with the knowledge that her suffering is now over. XO Charlie Knapp (TFS'80) , Stéphane, Véronique and Charlotte.
Posted by Riina Makk on 4th November 2018
RIP Anita. Love to the family. So many lovely memories of my beautiful, intelligent, fun other sister growing up.
Posted by Tiina Thomas on 4th November 2018
Anita was my best friend, growing up in our teenage years. We shared so many laughs,great trips, hours listening to our vinyl. We were so bonded in true friendship. I am so sad for her family, especially my God-daughter, Karina. I hope we continue to keep a strong bond, as It will help me stay connected to Anita. Love to you all in this difficult time.xox Tiina

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