HILLSDEN, ANNIE (NANCY)
ROBINA PATTERSON GIBSON
January 5, 1924 – March 19, 2014
It is with great sadness our family announces the passing of our dear Mother and Nanny at the age of 90. Her rich laugh and beautiful smile will be deeply missed.
Nancy was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland and immigrated with her family to Victoria, BC in 1926. She attended school there and later worked at the Old British Fish & Chip Shop. She married George in 1951 and while he was in the Navy, she was a devoted caregiver to her mother who resided with them. In 1967 the family moved to Whiskey Creek and raised their four sons filling their lives with country living. There were always pots of homemade soup on the stove, baking on the counter cooling, flowers in the garden and an old movie playing on the TV (which she could name all the actors to the day she passed).
Nancy was predeceased by all of her siblings and her husband George (2005). She is survived by her four sons Eric (Lorna), Ralph (Ann), Glen (Corinne), Darren (Deanna) and her three grandsons Brian (Britney), Chris (Haley), and Adam (Breanne).
Nancy was a dedicated grandmother, mother, mother-in-law and wife. We feel blessed to have experienced her unconditional love. She was always ready to go to family dinners and enjoy the laughter. Family was everything to Nancy.
On March 19th, with the family by her side, the sun broke through the clouds, shone down upon her, and with her last breath she went directly into the arms of her loving husband George.
We would like to thank Dr. Haslett and the 3rd floor staff at THE GARDENS for their kindness and respect for Nancy during her 8 years of residence. The family was comforted by knowing she was cared for to the very end.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.In lieu of flowers, a contribution to a charity
of your choice would be appreciated.