March 15, 1941 – Nov. 21, 2012
After a brief battle with cancer, Nancy passed away peacefully, with her family at her side, on November 21st, 2012.
Predeceased by her husband, Lee; her brothers Jack, Bill, and Tom; brothers-in-law Lyle Hart, and Harvey Bradshaw; sister-on-law Marni Newton.
Nancy is survived by her loving son , Patrick (Siobhan); sisters Shirley Hart, and Betty Bradshaw of Wroxeter, Ontario; brothers-in-law Larry Hayton (Joanne) of Vancouver, BC, and Ken Hayton of Trail, BC; sister-in-law Helen Newton of Wroxeter, Ontario. She is also survived by her many loving nieces and nephews in Ontario and Trail.
Nancy leaves behind a treasured group of friends who she considered to be her family. Kay and Marlene Oslie, Joan Wiese, and Pat Newsted, all of whom were devoted friends to Nancy in her final days.
Nancy was born on March 15, 1941 in Listowel, Ontario to Reg and Euretta Newton, the youngest of 6 children. As a young woman she went west to Edmonton where she met and married Lee in 1966. Patrick arrived three years later. After a brief posting to Belleville, Ontario, they landed in Courtenay, BC where they lived for 7 years. Upon Lee’s retirement from the Air Force, they moved to Qualicum Beach.
Qualicum was the place they called home and where they made lifelong friends. Nancy was employed by RBC until her retirement in 2002. She and Lee enjoyed their times at the Legion and were active members.
Upon her retirement, she discovered the joy of wintering in Palm Springs, and also travelled to China, Scotland, England, Spain, and Tenerife with a few cruises and bus tours thrown in for good measure. She enjoyed her travels and her desert winters and made wonderful friends along the way. She will be missed by all who knew her.
We would like to thank Joan, Pat, and Marlene for all the love and friendship shown to Nancy. We will never forget it. Thanks also go to Judy, the Home Care Nurse who provided Nancy with comfort and compassion during this difficult time.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 1st at 2:30 pm at the Qualicum Beach Legion. All are welcome. To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.