Originally from Ottawa, Nancy fell in love with the Rockies on a family trip to BC in 1976, and relocated to BC in 1985 after completing her education. Nancy worked with Vernon’s School District 22 until her retirement in August 2019. She was a dedicated professional who loved teaching. She found great joy in each student’s success and in turn, every student who worked with Nancy experienced the benefit of her teaching abilities. Nancy loved to knit and sew, and enjoyed Netflix, needlepoint, and even tried her hand at painting and stained glass. She loved the outdoors and was an avid walker and bicycler.
Nancy was a great animal lover, and owned two horses in her early twenties. She also dearly loved her Alaskan Malamute Amber, who came to her as a puppy in Stony Rapids in the late 1980s. In 2014, Nan found a loving, new companion in a beautiful black cat named Cairo. Nan and ‘Sir’ met at the Vernon SPCA and it was love at first sight. Sir Cairo patrolled the grounds of their condo development with Nancy at least twice each day, and was much fawned over by friends and neighbours.
Nancy’s funny cat stories and her love of animals made it possible for many more animals to have funny stories! Thank you, Nancy, for thinking of the animals and leaving a loving gift to them in your Will.