After a 25-year struggle with Breast Cancer, Nancy passed away peacefully on October 28, 2022 at Oak Ridges Hospice of Durham. Nancy was surrounded with love from her husband, David, daughter Dana (Dignard), son in law Dan, grandson Mathieu and granddaughter Cassia. Nancy was predeceased by her son Jeffrey, her parents Bruce and Hilda Powell.
In her youth Nancy played baseball for Sunnyside Park and was captain of the Donevan Collegiate cheerleading squad. In adult life, Nancy took up swimming and became an instructor and Red Cross examiner. She also was an assistant coach for the Oshawa Kiwanis Synchronized Swim team when her daughter competed. Nancy went back to school and became a law clerk, working for a local firm for over 20 years.
She really enjoyed her time with the girls at Book Club and playing golf in the Sunnybrae ladies golf league. Many ski trips were taken to Western Canada and the US with her husband David. To say Nancy was an animal lover is an understatement, especially fond of her kittens Porky, Topflite, Nightflite and Smudge and of course her grandpuppy Aspen. Much of her summertime was spent enjoying the sunsets at the family cottage on Kennisis Lake, Haliburton.
Nana was a Mama Bear and loved her children and grandchildren fiercely.
She will be missed!
A special thanks to the Oak Ridges Hospice and all their staff (Amy, Brook, Ola and Robert). Also, to the Lakeridge Health Cancer Clinic and Staff, Dr. Koneru (nurse Sue), Dr. Huang (nurse Irene) and Dr. Chandoke (nurse Cindy).
There will be a private family internment and a Celebration of Life at a later date.
In Nancy’s memory donations may be made to Oak Ridges Hospice, CIBC Breast Cancer Run for the Cure (team Nana are we there yet?) and the JDRF.