It is with overwhelming sadness and heavy hearts that we share the news of Nancy’s passing. The past few years of illness made every day a struggle for her. Despite it all she continued to care for our Mom in her last stages of life and to be a loving sister and friend.
Nancy was loved by siblings & partners Dan & Louise, Bill & Ann and Ann & Herb and by nephews and nieces & partners Kevin & Cathy, Dani &Dane, Hayley & Scott, Jake & Courtney and Sam & Hayley. She was also much-loved as Great-Aunt to Molly, Domenic, Hugo and Sophie.
But these aren’t the days we want you to remember. You’ll have your own memories of Nancy to cherish and these are just some others we want you to hold:
She loved and took such pleasure in her little pup Licorice, earlier in dog, Maggie, as well as countless cats and wild creatures she brought into her life. Each one knew just how blessed they were to be loved, cared for and played with by her.
Her deep appreciation for everything beautiful brought her such peace and joy. It could be seen in her eyes as she walked the beach or forest, when she was creating a garden or a fishpond, in her paintings and gift cards she made, and the way she decorated her homes and our shared home at Jewel Lake. Some of you will know from her very poetic writing that there was beauty there too. She was a born artist.
Nancy's work as an LPN brought her tremendous joy. She was deeply dedicated to the well-being and peace of her patients. She gave with a full and open heart and with all her skill putting patients' needs above all else. Her co-workers witnessed this care and dedication and it was in this work that she found deep and lasting friendships with Cathy and so many others. Since childhood, she also shared a wonderful friendship with Diane from Campbell River.
We are grateful for the care she received from Drs. Resnick and Smiljanic - you did all you could.
We say good-bye with the heaviest of hearts and yet knowing that taking your final resting spot with Mom, Dad, Grandpa and Grandma in Grand Forks is where you want to be.
We’ll see you in the stars at night and in all the beauty around us every day. You were loved more than you’ll ever know.
In lieu of flowers, plant and grow or make something beautiful. As Nancy knew so well, the world can take all the beauty we can give it.
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