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October 05, 2013
I just came across Nancy's obituary. She was a dear friend from my time working at the Bridge in the early 70's. When I read of all the wonderful events that marked her precious life, I was not a bit surprised. It is who she always was! I would love to hear from her family. R.I.P., Sweet woman. Richard
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December 30, 2010
As I was decorating our Christmas tree this year, I came across the ornaments she gave me over the years that I worked with her at Min-Dak Health Systems. We didn't see each other often, but that didn't matter, we always got updated once a year at Christmas as to what was going on with the family. We think about her, Hilary, Emily and Tom often and hope all of you are doing well. She was an amazing woman, you should be so proud of her and all the lives she's touched. No one will ever forget her! Love, Pat and Rick Callens
December 28, 2010
I miss my aunt Nancy so much and think of her all the time. I will always remember her bubbly personality, smile, and laugh. I miss being able to talk to her about health issues and getting her opinion on things. I miss joking around with her. I miss everything. I'm so lucky to have known such an amazing person! Love you Nancy!
July 28, 2010
It's been almost two years now. We are preparing for the race and thinking of her all the time. Some days it still hits me. I'm so proud of my mom and I wish I could have spent more time with her on earth. But I have such HUGE shoes to fill. And I'm so proud to have her for as long as I did. I LOVE YOU MOM!
August 09, 2009
I can't believe it's been a year since she left us. I miss her so much. All these tributes to her are so wonderful. There is still this ever-present void, but it's not as painful anymore. It's becoming filled with happy memories. We went to visit her yesterday and there were three sweet letters from some children saying that they missed her. It can sometimes take my breathe away the outpouring of support we've gotten from people. My greatest sadness is that she's not here to live amongst us. She loved life more than anyone else I know. She was my best friend. She would be in awe over all these messages that people have sent her. I don't think she knew how much she touched people -- she was so humble. I knew my mom was wonderful, but I didn't know all the wonderful things she did until I read these posts and met some wonderful people that told me stories. And after all this, I can say that I was so lucky to have her as my mom! Wow -- this woman that everyone is talking about is 1/2 of me! I'm so truly blessed that I had her for 28 years. I LOVE YOU MOM!
August 08, 2009
I miss Nancy so much and think about her often. I still can't believe she's gone. It just doesn't seem real. She will be in my fond memories forever. God Bless Her Family.
August 08, 2009
I too was thinking about Nancy over the past few days especially. I truly to miss her! She was more than a doctor, but truly cared as a friend. Looking forward to seeing her in perfect health in the resurrection. (John 5:28, 29)
August 07, 2009
I just received an email that this guest book will be closing soon. I had to take a moment and read through some of the entries again.....and realize how wonderful Nancy English truly was. What an impact she made on this earth! I still miss her - and wept openly when I had my first doctor appointment with her replacement (sorry to Dr Rachel Nelson for that. She was so understanding of my tears - and probably has had many more of those emotional reactions.) God be with Nancy's family - they must still miss her so. She's a shining star in the heaven's now :)
August 07, 2009
I believe that all of us who were blessed to have Nancy English as our doctor will never forget her. So many times, as I search for answers for medical problems, I wish that I could consult with her. She was such a special lady and epitomized the kind of doctor that the world needs. I still miss her.
October 03, 2008
October 3rd, 2008 Well it was that time again to make my yearly appointment with Dr. English. I called and was shocked to hear that she had passed away. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. She was a great lady and we had been through alot over the years. She new how much my husband and I wanted to have a child and all the disappointments we went thru before we finally had a healthy baby boy. She delivered our boy just over 7 years ago and she always said what a blessing he is. She was my doctor thru it all, not only a doctor but also a friend. When we moved out of the area I kept her as my doctor and made my yearly trips back to Duluth, I think some people thought how silly to keep going over to Duluth when you have clinics in Grand Rapids, but you know what when you have a doctor like Dr. English you know why you kept going back. It will be hard to find anyone to take her place.

I feel honored to have known Dr English and will pray for her family during this difficult time.
September 13, 2008
I met Hilary and Emily when we were students at Montessori. Nancy was always so kind.

After college graduation, I worked in my field for nine years before resigning to stay home with my two young daughters. In the three years I have been away from work, I have realized that I need a new career. I spent several sessions with a career counselor before making a major decision and commitment. I paid off my first college loans in November and started school again in January. After all this time, Nancy has been my biggest inspiration. Every time I think about the time commitment I am making, I think to myself, "Well, Hilary Crook's mom did it with two little girls." Every time I think about tuition, I tell myself, "Nancy English did it." When I am bogged down with homework, PTA duties and my normal parenting responsibilities, I think, "Well, she managed to juggle all of it. So can I." She made such an impression on me. I have not seen anyone in your family since I moved on to middle school, but the impact Nancy had on my life lasts to this day. Please accept my condolences on your loss. It is clear she has touched many people and changed many lives.

Alissa Holte Acker
August 29, 2008
As we approach the elevators and get off on the 3rd floor, I think we all await that moment when it will become easier to get through our day. In your honor, we continue our high standards of patient care. We smile through our grief and hold back our tears hoping that tomorrow we'll awaken from this terrible dream. It's like we are holding our breath and waiting to see you scurrying around the corner with that smile on your face. Reality strikes when we see your empty chair. Your little glasses are missing and your white coat is gone. That silly laughter of yours has become like one of those moments of uncomfortable silence. Your collection of stuffed characters is absent, along with the usual half bottle of Diet Coke and your healthy snacks for the day......

We miss you......Your spirit is vibrant, resonating with the clarity God intended for you to embed in the souls of all the lives you touched. You are our angel and inspiration.

You are sadly, yet so fondly missed. Your legacy is as profound as our adoration for you....you will never be gone~you will live forever in our hearts.

Knowing you has been a blessing and an honor.
August 28, 2008
To Nancy's family and friends - As a long-time patient of Nancy's I extend my deepest sympathy. She was a gifted and kind physician and person, with a rare talent for relating to patients as though they were friends. She shared her life with us, and drew us out to talk about ours. I will miss her caring concern, wit and humor.
August 28, 2008
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Dr. English's death. I am one of the many family medicine physicians she helped train during her time in Duluth. I learned so much from her during my three years in Duluth. Most importantly she taught me the joy of medicine and how to balance your life. She will be missed, not only in Duluth but anywhere those whose lives she touched are.
August 26, 2008
To the family of Nancy English Crook; I send My deepest sympathy and love. Nancy was a wonderful person and doctor and I will miss her immensely. She always had a friendly smile and demeaner when she greeted her patients. She was always joketive. She was a kind and thoughtful person. While it is never a fun thing to go to the doctor unless it's just a check up, she made the visits far more tolerable. I know you all must be suffering her loss greatly, as we all are, but know that she will always be with you in spirit and that you are not alone in your mourning her death. We will all miss her greatly.
August 23, 2008
To the family of Dr. English I send my deepest sympathy. Nancy was my doctor for more than 10 years and as many people have said, her sense of humor, talent and patience are what have made her special to her patients as well as her friends, family and colleagues. What a wonderful, talented, beautiful, kind and humorous person. I will miss our visits immensely. I will miss our converstions and her humor as we discussed topics such as cheese and how she had faith that the pharmacy would "screw it up" in regards to a med. change. We also discussed cakes and such things and I was amazed at her calmness and professionalism when she contacted my pharmacy and thought to myself, "How does she do it?" Her death is a shock to me as well as everyone else and I pray that God will console and comfort her family, friends, and close colleagues. What a tremendous loss to humanity and our community.

Thank you Dr. English for your patience, skill, love, kindness and tolerance. I will miss seeing that blonde hair and your stuffed animal clip on the collar of your white jacket, and especially your wonderful, kind self.

With greatest sincerety, Nancy Miller
August 20, 2008
Dear Tom, Hilary, & Emily,
We were so shocked and saddened to hear about Nancy's sudden death. We hope that you find some comfort in remembering the many happy times you had together as a family. We recall memories from days at Montessori School when Hilary was a classmate of Christine.

Take special care of each other as you cope with your tremendous loss. Know that Nancy is missed by many people as she had a very positive impact on many lives.
August 20, 2008
Dear Tom, Hilary and Emily,

You are in our thoughts and prayers.
It's unbelievable what happenend. We are still shocked.
We can't find words to express our deep grief...
Nancy was like a mother to all of us when we lived with your family. She was one of the most admirable and talented woman we knew and will ever know. All three of us girls still remember how full of energy she always was. No matter what she did she was always full of passion.
Especially we both (Carolin and Caren) are so thankful to her that she organized such a great rotation at Duluth clinics for us. It was so great to see how much she loved being a doctor and more than that helping people.
She will be a great role model as a doctor as all three of us will become a doctor one day. Claudia, for example, decided to go to medical school when she was able to accompany Nancy at a birth.
There is so much more to tell about Nancy.
We are very blessed that we have had such a wonderful "American mum".
We will NEVER forget her.
We stay in touch!
Always Love,
Your German girls,
Caren, Carolin and Claudia
August 19, 2008
My Mom and Dad (Tom and MaryAnn) are good friends of Tom and Nancy's. Until the Fargo Marathon this year, I hadn't seen Nancy for several years. She was stunning and full of life. My first memory of her was from when I was 7 years old. I had been recently adopted by my parents, and she was pregnant with her first daughter, Hilary. I remember thinking that she was beautiful and looked like an angel. I'm certain now, that she is one.
August 17, 2008
tom, hilary and emily

our whole family was very sad to hear of your loss
(dick, heide, britt and kirsten westergard)
August 17, 2008
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I had the privelege of working with Dr. English when she came to St. Luke's OR. I remember her as a resident and was very happy that she accepted a position at PS Rudie. She was an excellent Doctor to my father and also myself when needed. She will be greatly misssed. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. May your memories of Nancy ease your pain in time.
Nancy Rae Radimecky
August 17, 2008
To the family of Dr. Nancy English,

I myself and my mother Edith Paaso, feel a deep sorrow in this loss. We are so sorry she left us all at such an early age. She has done more for my mothers' health than words can say. I truly feel she is in Heaven helping and smiling with the Angles. To us she was like our own Angle helping and listening whenever we called and came in.
I personally know a death in the family is the hardest thing to go through, and I hope you all can make it through this loss as God will be there for you. Keep the faith.

God Bless
The Paaso and Launderville family
August 16, 2008
To the family of Nancy English, MD - Nancy was a wonderful physician and friend. She was caring, kind and always had time for you no matter how busy. She brought joy and laughter into any room. She will be missed by many. May God to be with her family and give them strength to get through this difficult time. She has gone home but we will all miss her.
August 16, 2008
To the family of Dr. Nancy English,
I met Nancy when she was a resident at St. Mary's in Oncology. I was working with the Oncology support programs and was grappling to find a physician to speak to families during a weekend program on a Saturday morning located an hour out of town. She eagerly volunteered even though she had family responsibilities and long on-call hours. I realized then she was a remarkable caring doctor and person. What a legacy she passes on to all who met her!
August 16, 2008
To the family of Nancy English: She was the BEST!!! She was my doctor for a number of years, and for that I am grateful. We always talked about travel--where we were going and where we had been. However, more than anything, I knew that she was an outstanding doctor. I miss her already.
August 15, 2008
I finally found a doctor that I felt had so much heart and compassion . I am truly at a loss without her in my life but understand that my loss is not nearly as much as that of her dear family. She gave me a personal feeling of comfort and led me to believe that I would be alright ..and I believed in her...she was indeed a wonderful friend and doctor...
August 15, 2008
She was simply amazing. She was inspiring,gentle,kind and heartfelt. It is so empty with out her. We love all of you.
August 15, 2008
To the Family of Dr. English: I am so deeply sorry to hear of the death of Nancy. She was an excellent doctor, who seemed more like a friend, than a doctor. I always felt comfortable around her and that is something I have heard from anyone who had met Nancy. She will be greatly missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was an amazing woman who will always be remembered.
August 15, 2008
To the family of Dr. English,

God has a plan for everyone and and it was time for Nancy's journey to take another path. Please find comfort in knowing she was truly an amazing individual and will be sadly missed by everyone she touched along her lifetime. I'm thankful God put her in my life and the things I will remember and cherish the most will be her generous heart, smile and caring nature. I'm sure you all knew how special she is...but after reading all the entries I realize how lucky I was that she touched my life along the way. My prayers and heart go out to you in your loss.

Sincerely,
August 14, 2008
It was an honor to be a patient of Dr. English for over 10 years. She was the epitome of someone who lived by the Golden Rule--treat others as you wish to be treated. My little girl just adored her as well, and I think she'd visit her once a month for any little thing if I'd let her. May the cherished memories of this wonderful lady remain strong in each and every one of us until we meet again.
August 14, 2008
Dear Family of Dr. Nancy English: I am very sad to hear the news at the death of my doctor. She really did take time to LISTEN and her patient's really felt she CARED which is a very rare quality these days. I pray that God ,the Father of my Lord Jesus Christ grant you comfort and peace in these days of sorrow.
August 14, 2008
I first met Nancy when she was a resident at St. Mary's and I was a new manager. Several years later as I was looking for a physician, she was the first person to come to mind. She had such a genuine good heart and I was always amazed at the things she would remember - even though we hadn't see each other for a year. My heart aches for you and your family and I am deeply saddened and shocked with her loss. My deepest and most sinsere sympathy to your family.
August 14, 2008
We were four of Dr. English’s first patients. We met her at St. Luke’s Urgent Care in 1992 when she was with Family Practice. We immediately fell in love with her and had been with her ever since, from Family Practice to P.S. Rudie. She cared for us through cancer, many illnesses and other problems. She was an extraordinary doctor and human being. We were fortunate to get to know her in the beginning of her career when she had fewer patients and more time to spend with us. Naturally with someone that special the word got out (including ours, we bragged about her to our family and friends all the time) and her schedule quickly filled up. We just want you to know how much we loved her and how special she was to us. She was more than a doctor, she was a friend. She was kind, caring, sweet, cheerful (always a twinkle in her eyes) and funny. For the first time in our lives we actually looked forward to going to the doctor. She will be deeply missed by all of us. She was truly a special gift from God. We miss her and are very saddened by the news of her death. Nancy talked lovingly of her husband and daughters through the years. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
With our sincere sympathy,
August 14, 2008
August 14, 2008
When my first doctor of 10 years left her practice in PS Rudie Cliinic, I made an appointment with Dr. English nothing nothing about her. Within the first few minutes of meeting her I felt so blessed and relieved at the instant rapport I felt with her. She took time to listen and didn't rush her patients, she was personable and down to earth and fun to talk to. We compared our engagement rings, hers being emerald and mine sapphire and joked about being 'different' because we chose not to have diamonds. I will miss her, and I send my prayers to her family and friends and all the other patients and those who worked with her and loved her.
August 14, 2008
I am so sorry to hear of Dr. English passing. She was a wonderful person, she delivered my daughter and I couldn't have been happier with the way it all went. I hope for good things for her in the next world, wherever that may be.
August 14, 2008
Please accept my sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family. Dr. English was a friend and doctor for my two daughter living in Duluth. She also delivered and care for five of my grandchildren. She will be missed by so many people as she was truly a kind and wonderful person
August 14, 2008
My thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. English's family. She was the most amazing Doctor and person I have ever known. She truly cared about all of us.. She will be deeply missed.
August 14, 2008
Dr. English has been my doctor for about 10 years, and I can wholeheartedly agree with everything everyone has written in here. She is one of the most caring and personable people I've met. It never mattered how busy her day was or how many patients she was seeing, she always took the time to really listen and try to help, and beyond that, she remembered all her patients on a very personal basis. She treated them as friends, rather than patients, which is I think what made her so exceptional at what she did. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
August 14, 2008
As I read all the entries in your guest book I found that every word I wanted to express has been said several times over & over. I myself was one of her very 1st patients at P.S. Rudie. The 1st time I met her I knew she would be my doctor & friend for a long time. My husband needed to find a physician, and when I told him to go to Dr. English, he was very hesitant, but did, and has also been there ever since. Dr. English was the most kind & compassionate person I have ever known. Not only did she remember you at every visit, but always remembered your last conversation. She always wanted to know about your family & always had a story to share about hers. She took time with her patients, you never left there feeling like you missed something. My daughter married last spring & made her permanent residence in St. Cloud. Dr. English wanted her to remain a patient of hers! If it wasn't a 3 hr. drive, I'm sure she would have, as she had a hard time finding another doctor there. It's going to be a very difficult task of finding another doctor even close to Dr. English. Our deepest sympathy to your family, friends and her coworkers. Dr. English was a beautiful person.
August 14, 2008
It is just unbelievable - I had my annual physical (chit chat) with Dr. English just 3 weeks ago. She gave me the confidence to hold my head high at my first triathlon 8/3/08. The year before she applauded me as I ran my first mile nonstop. She was an inspiration! I will miss her! May the memory of Nancy's kindness and bright smile bring you peace in the days to come!
August 14, 2008
Dear Tom,
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Nancy. No words can express the sorrow felt by friends,family and the community she touched. While I only met Nacy on a few occasions, I could see the bright light that beamed from her and that wonderful smile. I also saw the bountiful love she held in you.
I hope you and your family feel the embrace of prayer from those around you during this difficult time.
Sincerely
August 14, 2008
My deepest sympathy to you all. I am a nurse manager at St. Luke's and have had the honor of sitting on committees with Dr. English and witnessing the compassionate and competent manner in which she practiced her profession. She was the epitome of a team player. Dr. English spoke at our annual awards and shared, what I feel, was the most meaningful story I had heard in that environment in a long time. Dr. English lived her life with great intention and grace. We have lost a great colleague at St. Luke's.
August 13, 2008
Dearest Tom, Hilary, and Emily,

Nancy meant so much to so many people, including myself. She was my best friend. Her love and compassion go beyond words. I feel so very fortunate to have shared in so many memories with all of you. She truly loved each and everyone of you.

There will be a giant void in all of our lives without Nancy. I will definitely miss our once a month dinners that have gone on for close to 10 years with missing only a couple of times in those years. We always managed to solve the world's problems during those dinners and I wonder how the world will cope now?

The greatest memory I will always have of Nancy is her help with my pregnancy and delivery of Cleo and Zachariah. She went so far above and beyond her call of duty during our time in the hospital.

She definitely knew how to bring happiness and laughter into the world. Remember the good times.

I love you all.
August 13, 2008
Nancy has been so many things to me and my family throughout my life. She was a neighbor and a friend and then a doctor for me, my sisters and then my son. I know that there is not another doctor that will ever make me feel more at ease. I was always excited for appointments so we could catch up on our families and everything going on in our lives. She is someone that I always expected wuold be there. Nancy and her family are and have been dear friends and people that I have always and will always love and have so many fond memories of. I think of writing newspapers, playing night games, putting on plays and dance recitals with Tom, Nancy and my mom and dad as the audience. My family and I will always love and support the Crook/English clan!
August 13, 2008
To all that knew and grieve the loss of Nancy. I remember when Dr English came to our unit to do her rotation in OB. She was so life and excited to put her knowledge to pratice. But I got to know Nancy on a more personal level. She cared for my Aunt when she was a patient at SMDC and followed her throughout her illnesses. Her social work background was such an asset to her pratice, but more than that, was her compassion and genuine concern for her patients. It's hard to understand why her life was cut so short. She will be missed by everyone who's life she touched. My throughts and prayers are with you all.
August 13, 2008
Dr. English has been my physician since I was a teenager. She was my mother's physician, and my sister Amy's as well. As many others have previously said - she was not only my doctor, she was my friend. I have worked at St. Luke's for 4 years and every time I would see Dr. English in the hall she would always make time to stop and talk with me. She was part of the motivation for me to go back to school for my registered nursing degree. Just a couple of weeks ago, she asked me when I started school again for the fall semester. I loved her so much as a person. She was beautiful, inside and out. I am still shocked and saddened about her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. God bless.
August 13, 2008
Dr English was my daughters' physician, and they always commented on how nice she was to them. Even though they are now grown and have moved away from the area, she never forgot them. Whenever I saw her at the hospital she would stop and talk and ask how they are doing. What a kind and thoughtful person. She will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
August 13, 2008
To the family and friends of Nancy,

Nancy was my physician for about 7 years and as many have said, Nancy made it a point to make me feel that she had all the time in the world for me, my life and my concerns of the moment. She remembered to ask about my loved ones and many details of my life. A few years ago after having moved away, I ran into her again and even though much time had passed, I felt her warmth and caring and appreciated her for it. No words can heal your grief. All I know is that I am glad you were blessed with such a wonderful loved one and trust that she and her creator will continue to surround you with the love you have always known from her. You have my deepest sympathy and I wish you peace as you rebuild your lives.

Peace,
August 13, 2008
I just want to say how deeply sorry i am for your loss. Like many, i was shocked to hear of Dr. English's passing. She has been my doctor for quite a few years. She was more than a doctor to me, she was a friend and confidant. She was always interested in my life and what i was doing. When i went to see her, it was more like going to see a friend i hadn't seen in awhile, not just another annual visit to my doctor. She encouraged me in all aspects of my life....especially school. I had a REALLY hard time moving away from home to attend pharmacy school in north dakota. Dr. English called me a few times during those first few months just to see how i was doing. She has inspired me to be the best (pharmacist, friend, daughter etc) that i can be.

She was always willing to listen and ALWAYS went above and beyond. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
August 13, 2008
We were saddened to learn of Nancy's death. She was a treasured "best friend" to our daughter, Lisa, and you were all friends to Lisa's whole family. The world is a poorer place without Nancy in it.
August 13, 2008
It was an honor to have worked with such a wonderful, caring & compassionate physician. Your patients will miss you. We will keep you & your family in our prayers.
August 13, 2008
We feel very blessed to know and have Nancy in our lives. Nancy and Tom's love and care of our son D.J.means so very much to us. The world is truly a better place because of Nancy's compassion, intelligence, and always bright smile. We always felt comfortable and at ease while in her presence. We will always remember Nancy as a great women. In life we normally meet 10 truly unique and wonderful people. Nancy heads that list. We both admired Nancy not only for her accomplishments in medicine. Also for being such a good wife, mother, daughter, friend, fantastic cook, and a truly dedicated athlete. Our deepest sympathy to Tom, Hilary, Emily, family, and friends.
August 13, 2008
I attended medical school in Duluth with Nancy- she brought her family with her throughout the experience- no matter how far away they were in material distance, she kept them front and center: she kept her priorities straight while also succeeding with the rigors of a medical education. Nancy never lost sight of the importance of loved ones above all. She'd happily tell of her kids' activities and looked forward to seeing them and her beloved husband: she made those opportunities happen no matter how intense the schedule. I will always remember the "glow" she had about her. I smile to read the way her patients felt so cared for by her: you could see those qualities in her right from the start! She certainly DID care and always will. Blessings to her and to all her family, patients, and friends.
August 13, 2008
Thank You for your help with my mother and for myself .You will be sadly missed .
August 13, 2008
Your mother's/wife's passing is such a horrible loss to this community. As a patient, she would always tell me how she wanted her daughters to wear their helmets while snowboarding, etc.. As a friend, she recently sat in my hospital room, propped up her feet and told me about her new position as chief of staff for St. Lukes and we would be getting together soon. We spoke for alomost 45 minutes about the girls and how they were doing amongst other trivial stuff to keep each other up to date on what was going on in our busy lives. I will miss her cheerful disposition and smile. As my doctor,I actually enjoyed going to appointments with her as it was more of a social visit with Nancy. God Bless you all.
August 13, 2008
We will always have fond memories of Nancy and her family. Nancy was my professor and mentor in college but she truly became my friend. The friendship didn't end with school but continued so that she also became the rest of my family's friend as well. She truly was a compassionate genuine individual who loved her family and life. She will be greatly missed. We truly enjoyed spending time with her and Tom when we were up in Duluth this last winter. I am so happy I have those memories!!
August 13, 2008
To the family of Nancy English:
I just wanted you to know I worked with Nancy during her residency and after she went into practice at the clinic. She always had a smile that was infectious, no matter how difficult the day she would make you smile or laugh. She always made time for others, she was truly genuine loving woman. I am so sad for your (and all whom she touched) loss. I pray God's blessing on you and your family.
August 13, 2008
As with others, I was shocked by news of Dr. English's passing. It is still hard to believe. I just saw her during an office visit last month. She was so easy to talk with and so very caring. My thoughts are with her family and those close to her. She will be greatly missed by so many.
August 13, 2008
Tom, my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family for your loss. The several times I met Nancy over the years with you at Marshall (Emily and Andy's events) and other events, she always had a warm and freindly greeting, accompanied with a wonderful smile. We will also miss her.
August 13, 2008
To Dr. English's family: I would like to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. As were so many other people, I was a patient of hers a few years back. She was always compassionate and had a smile on her face. She was constantly looking out for the wellbeing of others. Hopefully the thoughts and prayers of all who care will be of comfort to you at this sad time.
August 13, 2008
My deepest sympathy to Tom, Hillary, and Emily. Nancy was truly one of kind, a wonderful Doctor and friend. She will be missed. Jean
August 13, 2008
ITo my Dr. and my friend-I will miss you. Hallie Martin
August 13, 2008
My prayers go out to the family. May our Lord Jesus be with you in this time of great loss. Nancy was a wonderful person, warm, kind and generous. She will be missed by all thet knew her.
August 13, 2008
I was blessed to have her as my Doctor for many years. She always went above and beyond to help you. Even though I only knew her as my Doctor, I felt like she was family. It will be near to impossible to find anyone like her. She was one of a kind. She will be missed. My heart goes out to all who were blessed to have her in your life.
August 13, 2008
Doctor English, you will be dearly missed. I am honored to have had the privilege of working with you and learning from you as you took care of your beloved patients. Your demeanor with them was inspiring and your patience with them was humbling. Thank you for touching more lives than you will ever know about. God Bless and keep your family in this difficult time, we will keep them in our prayers.
August 13, 2008
To the family of Dr. English,
Dr. English was a very kind and caring person. She will truly be missed and surely not forgotten.
With Sincere Sympathy,
Amy and Susan Rogge
August 13, 2008
Dear Tom,

Please accept my deepest sympathies for Nancy's passing. You can take comfort in the support of your family and memories of the many wonderful years you and Nancy have had together.

Sincerely and warmly,
Gregg
August 12, 2008
I was so shocked to hear of Nancy's passing. Seeing her progress through residency to a practicing family physician, her smile, humor, and compassion never wavered. She was genuine and caring, both at church and in the medical setting. My deepest sympathy to her family.
August 12, 2008
To the family of Nancy, my thoughts and prayers are with you. We are deeply saddened. I would like you to know that she has truly touched our lives. I first met Nancy when she was in the residency program when I worked in the hospital. I felt so at ease when talking to her that when she joined PS Rudie, I became one of her patients. She set an example that others should follow. Everything you could want in a physician she was, and more, to myself and two daughters (who just adored her) she was a friend. I have never met a more compassionate and caring person (and physician). Her strengths are much more than the paper has room. We will miss you!! We will remember your smile, your laugh, your lollipops out of Spongebob Squarepants, your drawings, your kindness, your listening and caring. Our lives are better (and healthier) for your presence in them. You have touched our lives!!
August 12, 2008
My heart goes out to Nancy's family and friends.
My mother referred me to Nancy years ago. After each and every visit my mother and I would call each other to discuss what a wonderful women and friend she was. We were very blessed to have her in our lives. To someone who did not know Nancy... they may be confused as to why exactly she was much more than a doctor to her patients, but we all know...we know.
When my mother called me the other morning to tell me the shocking and very sad news, well my heart began to ache.
I can see her great smile, hear her laugh, her joking, and her wonderful stories about her life and family.
Nancy is an amazing women that reached out to many, what an inspiration she will forever be.
August 12, 2008
My Mom and Dad were good friends with Tom and Nancy since before I was born. I grew up around Emily and Hilary when they lived in Moorhead, MN, and continued to see them throughout the years. I have very fond memories of Nancy, from training runs at the cabin, to Grandma's Marathon weekends. What I will truly treasure were our "24" weekends, where Nancy, my Mom and I would go to the English/Crook cabin and watch a whole season of 24 within two days. It was a tradition I looked forward to yearly, but I would gladly trade that tradition in to have Nancy back again. During this time I am especially saddened for Emily and Hilary, whose Mother was taken too soon, and for Tom, whose partner in life was taken. I will always think of Nancy with a smile on her face, and I continue to pray for her family.
August 12, 2008
When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter I figured I should find a Dr. I had never really had one before! So I did much research, gathered opinions and recommendations and decided on Dr English… I had no idea I would be gaining so much more than a Dr.
Every visit we chatted about running the next big marathon, or our families or what I was up to. She would remember all those details the next time we would come for a check up, going to the Dr became like catching up with a friend.
She was a beautiful person, we just loved her. My prayers go out to her daughters and husband, who she talked so highly of.
August 12, 2008
My deepest sympathy to Tom, Hilary, Emily and family. Her bright and smiling face with be missed within St. Luke's. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
August 12, 2008
As I read through this guest book I am not surprised to learn that so many feel as I do. I have been a patient of Dr. English for 13 years; she was not just my physician, but a trusted friend and advisor. She saw me through both of my pregnancies, delivered both of my children, and continued to care for myself, my husband and both of my children. I know that my respect and admiration for her, and my sorrow in losing her, is echoed by all.

My deepest condolenses to her family; she glowed when she spoke of you and I am so sorry for your loss.
August 12, 2008
Her brilliance, sparkle and intelligence lives on in the hearts of all who knew Nancy. She charmed our lives, she added joy to the lives of everyone she met and loved. One definition of heaven is living on forever in the legacy of family and friends...and by this definition, Nancy has achieved heaven.
August 12, 2008
I was shocked and saddened to read of Dr. English's passing. I have taken care of many of her patients as I am a nurse at St. Luke's. She was always kind and respectful to me. She had such a beautiful smile and way about her. Please know your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you.
August 12, 2008
I had the pleasure of working with Dr.English and Emily at PS Rudie and was shocked and saddened to hear of her passing. She was a very kind and generous woman who loved everyone like they were her own. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and may god bless you during this difficult time
August 12, 2008
The joy and passion with which Nancy English lived her life was inspirational. My friend and my doctor. A person I truly trust and respect. I just saw Nancy at the Brewhouse Triathlon, August 3. Patty, Denise, Nancy, and I giggled about their team name, "Under 4" - hoping they would finish the race under 4 hours. They managed to come in under 3 - and with some wiggle room! My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. She will be remembered fondly and missed lots!
August 12, 2008
We are very sorry. We want everyone to know how nice she was and how funny she was. She always gave us stickers and we could take a lollipop from the talking SpongeBob Squarepants. We will miss her alot.
August 12, 2008
I met Nancy in the mid 1980's when we were taking pre-med courses together at Moorhead State University. Even then, she was "a diamond in the rough." Most of us were very naive, immature, self-centered and tangential. I can remember being so impressed by Nancy's academic prowess, intellectual curiosity, infectious good nature, zest for life, sense of style, connection with her nuclear/extended families, and pride in her Scandanavian heritage. When I was crippled by indecision/uncertainty, Nancy had a laser sharp vision of the family life and medical career that she wanted.
We fell out of sync when my son became seriously ill and was hospitalized with pneumonia. I missed two weeks of classes and had to drop out. Since it was a small school the classes were only offered in a sequential fashion once a year and I had to wait 12 months to resume my studies. Despite her own busy schedule Nancy kept in touch with me and continued to inspire and give me the encouragement that I needed to complete the pre-med requirements and apply to medical school. She was my MENTOR, ROLE MODEL, ADVISOR and FRIEND. She supported me through a divorce and rigorous residency in general surgery. With a heavy heart and eyes filled with tears I have read the beautiful accolades to this extraordinary woman. I feel so fortunate to have been a small part of her life. My sincere condolences to her family, colleagues and patients.
August 12, 2008
My prayers and thoughts are with the English/Crook families at this time. Nancy English was not only an exceptional physician, but an amazing friend. She will not be replaced in any aspect of life, and sadly missed by so many. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to have met her, and been inspired by all that she portrayed as a person...what a wonderful woman. She has been our family doctor since she started practice at P.S. Rudie, and will be remembered always.
August 12, 2008
Tom: It was with much saddness I learned of Nancy's passing. It's been well over 20 years since we were part of Lutheran Health Systems. My best regards and sympathy go with you and your family during this time.
August 12, 2008
My daughter worked with and was a patient of Dr. English for years, and knowing how much she meant to my daughter and how much she helped and mentored her those years, I cannot even begin to imagine the loss her family must be feeling at this time. I still smile when I remember Dr. English wheeling my brand-new grandson down the corrider, congratulating us & beaming:)
May God bless and comfort everyone feeling the loss of such a wonderful person. She obviously touched many lives.
August 12, 2008
FOR THE FAMILY OF DR. ENGLISH...I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT HER PASSING. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON. I MET HER WHEN SHE WAS AT THE FAMILY PRACTICE CENTER, AND BECAME HER PATIENT WHEN SHE STARTED AT P.S. RUDIE...LAST FALL WHEN I WAS HAVING A PROCEDURE DONE SHE WAS SO GIDDY TALKING ABOUT HER DAUGHTERS WEDDING...AND HOW PROUD SHE WAS OF HER WHOLE FAMILY. SHE WILL BE MISSED. GOD BLESS YOU ALL...JEANINE RYAN
August 12, 2008
August 12, 2008
Words are very hard to find at such a difficult time. You have been in our thoughts and prayers since receiving the sad news of Nancy's death. She was a very special person, a good loving wife, mother and friend. May God grant comfort and peace to you Tom, Hilary and Emily. With our deepest sympathy.
Virginia and Frank Pickar
August 12, 2008
As I read through this guest book, I have tears in my eyes, just as I did when I first heard that Nancy had passed. I did not know her on a personal level, other than as my doctor, but I, too, feel that I have lost a special friend. She touched people's lives in such a caring way.
I know that there are many people who mourn her loss, but I want to especially send prayers of comfort to her family at this difficult time.
August 12, 2008
What a shock in the paper this morning. Dr.English was my Dr. for 15 years. She felt like a friend. Her concern, caring and humor will not be forgot. I feel in a sense I have lost a family member. My deepest sympathy goes out to her family, friends, colleagues and fellow patients like my self.
August 12, 2008
My daughter called me on Saturday to tell me, with a tear-filled voice, that Dr. English had died. Such heartbreaking news.

Dr. English has been my daughter’s and my family doctor for ten plus years, and was a close, trusted and favorite friend to each of us. More than a friend, really, as it was she who advised and guided and brought the answers we needed. She seemed to forget the clock on the wall during visits and always had time to listen, always showed great care and interest.

It is so hard to believe that she is gone. She was young and beautiful and vibrant and I thought she’d be around…for always.

What an amazing woman we have lost -- I am so very sad and sorry for her loved ones.

Dr. Nancy English will be sadly and deeply missed.
August 12, 2008
I HAVE HAD THE HONOR TO WORK WITH NANCY FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS. WE WERE ALWAYS HAPPY WHEN WE HAD AN "ENGLISH PATIENT" BECAUSE THAT MEANT WE WOULD GET TO WORK WITH HER. SHE WAS ONE OF THE NICEST, MOST CARING AND HONEST PEOPLE THAT I HAVE EVER MET. HER PATIENTS TRULY LOVED HER . SHE WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY MYSELF , MY COWORKERS AND ANYONE WHO HAS EVER BEEN BLESSED ENOUGH TO KNOW HER.
August 12, 2008
I am shocked and saddened by the loss of Dr. Nancy English. She has been my doctor for many years. She was both highly skilled and exceptionally compassionate. I often saw her running or walking on the Lakewalk. She was a real inspiration to me. She was a truly positive presence in the medical community in Duluth. I know we will all miss her tremendously. I send my sincere condolences to her family. Linda Deneen
August 12, 2008
August 12, 2008
A good friend of mine called to tell me Dr. English had passed away. I could not believe it – I was so saddened. Nancy was my only doctor for 10 years. I went through some very tough times, and she advised me wisely and helped me through. She was the kind of doctor that was empathetic and caring – she asked about my children and told me about hers. Just before moving to Florida last year, she told me she could still be my doctor and to stop in when in Duluth. My sympathies to her family – I know she is so loved and missed.
August 12, 2008
Dr. English was our family doctor for over a decade, helped with prenatal care for both of my pregnancies, and gave of herself over and above a routine physician's call.
She was also a dear friend, helping us through the death of our 14 month old daughter in January of 2008. Her presence, friendship and support will be sorely missed.
Our sincere condolences to Tom, Hilary and Jacob, Emily, and the whole family. May God bless you at this time of deep grieving.
August 12, 2008
Dr.English was an amazing doctor to not only myself for the past 11 years, but also to my family and many friends. She was more of a friend & mother than a physician. She always made you feel like you could tell her anything and not only would she listen, but she would care. She will be very sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
August 12, 2008
I just learned today of your loss. I am still in shock as everyone is. I remember Nancy when she started her residency at SMDC. But I remember her more on a personal level, when she was on duty the day my Aunt entered the hospital with a cardiac arrest. Her quick response and level of expertise so early in her pratice saved my aunt's life. But it didn't stop there. Because of her extended knowledge and social work expereince she was able to help us, and our family though many difficult time's. Whenever she would show up on my floor at work, I would tease her and say, yes, we have "the English patient". I will so miss her and will always wonder why her life was cut so short. My thoughts and prayers are with all that grieve her loss. Sincerely, Marilyn Line, Duluth.
August 12, 2008
Nancy is a wonderful and beautiful person. What lucky people we all are to have had her in our lives! I feel like I've lost one of my best friends at times. I still can't believe it with each passing day. My heart goes out to everyone who loved her, especially her husband and daughters. As she did for so many others, I'm sure she's making someone smile at this very moment! We sure will miss you!
Blessings,
Nicole Peterson
August 12, 2008
My heart has just been so very heavy since I heard this news on Sunday. Whenever Nancy entered the door of my shop many years ago I was always ready for what I knew would be a wonderful conversation. Her love for Tom and her girls was so evident...she will be greatly missed by so many. The love of our family goes out to all of you.
August 12, 2008
she was my doctor every once in a while. when my dr was not in. she will be sadly missed
August 12, 2008
What can I say about this shocking time...
Nancy has been my doctor for 11 years. Not only was she an amazing doctor and mentor that I trusted she was a friend. My love and sympathy goes out to her family. She will forever be missed.
August 12, 2008
My deepest sympathy gos to the entire fammily. I only had the pleasure of meeting Nancy a couple of times but she made a lasting impression, she was truly a remarkable woman and my heart gos out to Tom, Emily, and Hilary.
August 12, 2008
the loss of nancy is one that is felt throughout this community.Not only was she a fantastic doctor, she was a friend. She gave hope and encouragement to all who knew her. she will be missed & remembered always.Thoughts and prayers go out to her family.May God comfort you at this time,& heal your sorrow.
August 12, 2008
I am so very sorry for loss of Dr. Nancy English. She was my doctor along with many of my friend's and family members doctor. She was such a wonderful person and it is so sad that she is no longer here. I know she loved her family very much and she will always be with you.
August 12, 2008
I have seen Nancy since her first weeks of practice at P.S. Rudie. She really understood the concept of family practice. My best description of her is that she was part of our family. She was always happy and went a step beyond. She cared for us like we were part of her family also. Both my husband and I knew her through working at the Duluth Hospitals. She was adored by all. Our deepest sympathy to the family. We will always remember her loving and caring spirit.
August 12, 2008
It is hard to describe what a shock it is to loose such a wonderful person. I'm am so sorry for you Tom, Hilary, and Emily-there are so many wonderful things to say about Nancy. She loved you all so much, and we talked all the time about our families. I was blessed to know her all these years at PS Rudie, it is like a second home to all of us. She was such a gracious friend with her knowledge, and comforting words when needed. She had such a great sense of humor and smile for everyone. This is such an incredible loss, I will be praying for strengh and comfort for you all. I will miss her.
Sincerely, Jodie Ehnes
August 12, 2008
To the family of Dr. Nancy English. We still just can't believe it is true. Sorry for your loss, and our hearts go out to you and yours. Dr. English has been our dr for many years, and she will NOT easily be replaced. She was so caring and friendly, and will be very much missed by us and many many others.
August 12, 2008
The news of Dr. English shocked and saddened me. She was a wonderful person to get to know and she loved her job and her family. Dr. English was my family doctor. She became my doctor when I was a teen. She was my doctor with both my children and was there when both my girls were born. She was a wonderful Dr she did not treat you like just another patient you were all friends. She helped me with any problems that I was facing being a new mother. She knew the answers to just about everything you asked and if she did not know the answer she knew how to find it. Dr. English will be missed. To her family I am sorry for your loss.
August 12, 2008
My deepest sympathy to your family.
Nancy was my doctor and friend for the past 11 years. She delivered and was the doctor of my two young daughters as well. We will miss her terribly and remember her fondly.
August 12, 2008
My heart goes out to Nancy's family. She was my doctor and friend for 10 yrs and co-worker for a little while. She was an amazing woman and doctor! It was obvious she loved her family and helping people. She always made my daughter and I feel like we were her only patients! We will miss her greatly and her kindness will never be replaced. I can only hope to find a doctor that cares that much about her patients.
August 12, 2008
Nancy is a woman of honor and dignity that many trusted. She was not only my doctor but the one person I trusted with my children, my family. Her celebration of life will be cherished always and not forgotten. You don't know me but I feel as though I know you and I am sorry for your loss. Keep your memories close to your heart.
August 12, 2008
Tom-I am so sad to hear of Nancy's death. We met when I first moved to Duluth from New Hampshire six years ago and started working at Benedictine Health Center. She was a bright light for me personally and from what I witnessed and heard from others, she was very loved and appreciated. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your daughters.
August 12, 2008
Iam deeply saddened by the death of Nancy. I had the honor of going on a few Marathon trips with Nancy. She was ALWAYS smiling and had kind words, and funny stories to share--she always was laughing and enjoying life. I want to just tell her whole family and all who are reading this that I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, wife and dear friend. I know we all agree what a great person she was and pieces of Nancy will always remain in our hearts.
August 12, 2008
Tom and daughters, there are no words that can express my thoughts for you today. I was so saddened to hear the news of Nancy's death. It is just unbelievable. I have known Nancy since she was a medical student on the labor floor. I still remember teaching her how to sew up an episiotomy. She became one of the most respected doctors in the community. Her manner, her compassion, her wit and smile will always be with me. I was very fortunate to know her and to pass on the reins of Chief of Staff to someone that I knew would do a amazing job in all that she tackled. I will miss her and share your grief.
August 12, 2008
I had the pleasure and opportunity to work with Dr English as a nurse at St Mary's Hospital. While I did not know her well, I was impressed with how kind and caring she was not only to her patients but to staff as well. I was saddened to learn of her death and wish to send my condolences to her whole family. She will be missed.
August 12, 2008
Dr. English was my doctor when I lived in Duluth 10 years ago before I moved to the Twin Cities area. She also treated my mom and my sister. In this huge city I still haven't found a physican that compares to her. Many times I was inclined to drive to Duluth for my appointments.

It is hard to put into words how heartbroken I was to hear of her passing. What a beautiful person she was, and I feel very blessed that she was part of my life.

I will continue to keep your family in my prayers.
August 12, 2008
My deepest sympathy to Nancy's husband and daughters. She was my doctor and my friend for the past 15+ years. She will be deeply missed by all.
August 12, 2008
I used to work with Dr. English at PS Rudie a few years ago. Not only was she a fantastic doctor, but she was genuinely one of the nicest people I've ever met. She always had a smile on her face and something pleasant to say. Tom and girls...I am so sorry for your loss. I hope it can give you some consolation to know how many people, including her patients, that loved her. She will be missed by many.
August 12, 2008
I just met Nancy at my cousin DJs graduation party. She was so sweet and funny and she got on to me for tanning. I thought that was really cool she just met me but it was like we had already known eachother. Im so sorry for your loss, she was a special woman.
August 12, 2008
This is such an unfortunate and heartbreaking loss for everyone. Dr English was my doctor for at least the last 10 yrs and also cared for my 2 children since they were infants. She was always so very caring and listened to my concerns. She was also so good with the kids--she made them feel important and always made sure they had stickers of something they liked and of course a sucker from the Sponge Bob bucket. Her kind and caring ways will be greatly missed by our family. Our thoughts and prayers go out her family, friends and co-workers.
August 12, 2008
My deepest sympathy to you Tom, Hilary, and Emily. This seems so impossible. She was a wonderful, generous, caring friend and colleague. I will keep you all in my prayers.
August 12, 2008
My deepest sympathies go out to Dr. English's husband, her two daughters, father & brother. My sympathies also go out to the staff at P.S Rudie. She will be sadly missed by so many. I saw her on a couple of occasions when my regular doctor was out, and was so pleased to witness her deliver my grandson, Aidan, 2 years ago. She has been a wonderful & kind physician to my daughter and her entire family. She had a manner about her that put a person at ease immediately. It was so obvious that she truly loved what she did. I am just so sorry to all who knew her & have been affected by her loss.
August 12, 2008
Nancy was my favorite doctor of all time and friend for 12 years and I am stunned by her loss. She always had that beautiful smile no matter where or why I saw her. It is amazing how many lives she touched so positively. I am so blessed to have known her.

My deepest sympathy to her family including Dad English whom I had the pleasure of meeting one Thanksgiving. Nancy was always so proud of Hilary and Emily and Tom. I will never forget the wonderful woman she was. All of you and Nancy's dear friends are in my thoughts and prayers.
August 12, 2008
Dr. English was not only a great doctor, but also a trusted caring friend. My daughter and I will truly miss her, and our thoughts and prayers go out to all her family and friends.
August 12, 2008
At a family reunion in 2005, Nancy graciously opened up their Akeley cabin to us, my sister and her husband. Because of Nancy's warm & hospitable ways, we spent a most memorable time with them that day. Nancy was a gift to us all! Our hearts go out to Tom, Hilary & Emily.
August 12, 2008
My sincere empathy to Nancy's family on her passing. She has been my family's doctor since my pregnancy with my 2nd son who is now 13. As so many others have mentioned, our medical visits always felt like catching up with a family friend more than a medical event, though of course we were very satisfied with her 'doctoring' ability. She always asked me about my mother, whom she had never met, due to Nancy's family cabin in the Park Rapids area where my mother lived. My last memory of her was walking by my new home on Park Point while I was setting up for the Park Point rummage sale at 6:00 a.m. and pleasantly chatting with me from across the street. She was wearing a baseball cap and had her hair pulled back and I didn't realize it was Nancy until a few minutes later after she had passed by. I always planned to apologize for my feeble brain the next time I saw her. I'm so sorry I won't have the chance now. Our family will truly miss her. You are in our thoughts and prayers. She was an outstanding speciman of humanity! Janine, Bjorn and Dane Bjerklie
August 12, 2008
I was saddened to learn of Nancy's unexpected and untimely death. I know she will be missed dearly by the family, her medical colleagues and many friends in Duluth and elsewhere. I knew Nancy primarily through Tom, a colleague of mine at the Benedictine Health System, as well as through First Lutheran Church where we were both members. Nancy's smile reflected her warmth and caring and interest in others. May the many wonderful memories of Nancy help you through this difficult time, Tom, and in the coming years. Nancy's life was well lived and worthwhile for as she passed along the way she did indeed make many people smile. Tom....be well my friend.
August 12, 2008
“Me and Nancy” –The necessary ingredient in all of my mom’s best stories from her childhood. I always wished that I could have a Nancy too!

I know that the friendship between them was very special, and it’s because of it that I have always felt a special connection to both of you, Hilary and Emily. My wish for you is that you can cherish all of your memories of your mom, and I know that you will. She is an amazing light, and will always be shining bright for you.

It is so amazing to have so many people from all walks of life reach out to let you know how she touched their hearts and lives. I know that it didn’t take her passing to know it though; and that I think, is her greatest legacy – to just be phenomenal! I know that you both are!

Please know that our family has wide open arms for hugs, and that our thoughts and prayers are with you always. We love you so much.

Maren (Harden) & Brad Holzinger and family.
August 12, 2008
Dr. English, was a kind, and very easy to talk to woman. She was a customer of mine at Petite Sophisticate and also my baby girl's doctor. She was never to busy for questions or just to see how things were going. I always looked forward to seeing her. She will be truly missed be me, my family, and all who knew her.
August 12, 2008
Dr. English was my sons' and my physician. Replacing her will be impossible. Our doctor visits were more like social visits and we always felt like we were the most important patient of the day. Dr. English was the epitome of what a doctor should be. I feel very fortunate to have had her as my physician and feel a great loss now that she has moved on.

Tom, Hilary and Emily, thank you for sharing her with all of us. My deepest condolences to you and all of your family.
August 12, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful docotr to me, my son, sister, mom and grandma.
August 12, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with the family for their great loss. Nancy was a good friend to everyone and will be dearly missed by all. She welcomed me to the community when I arrived 4 years ago. For that, I will always be thankful. God Bless.
August 12, 2008
Nancy was my doctor, but more importantly, my friend. I will miss her terribly and my thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
August 12, 2008
When I moved to Duluth six years ago, I asked around for a good Dr. I was referred to Dr. English and found a great Dr. I never felt rushed with Nancy and always felt more like I was going to see an old friend than a Dr. My heart goes out to the family and I will alway miss my Dr. and friend.
August 12, 2008
Dear Tom, Hilary, & Emily,
I can't even put into words how very heartbroken I am at this moment. I was absolutely shocked to hear of her passing late Friday night. Nancy was like a mother to me, and also a wonderful teacher, boss, coworker and friend. We talked about our families often with each
other, and she was so proud of her daughters and loved all of you so very much. There will never be anyone else like her, and I am so proud and fortunate to have had her in my life. I will miss her so very much and will be thinking of you often.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Stacy
August 12, 2008
I have worked with Tom for the past 17.5 years and have gotten to know Nancy and the girls. Nancy saw my infant daughter when Mollie was very ill and no one else would see her. It was really a comfort to a couple of worried parents. I am so shocked and saddened by this loss. Nancy will be greatly missed by her many family members and friends. She touched so many lives.
August 12, 2008
We are deeply saddened by your loss. Dr. English was a wonderful and caring Dr. to all.
August 12, 2008
Nancy was like a second mother to me. She was my angel, my inspiration, and my confidante. She was too good for this earth. In the eight years I worked with her and saw her as a patient, she helped me through a lot of trying times and she was my rock during my journey to adulthood. She made me laugh every day and had a sense of humor that is rare to come across. She got so much joy from seeing children and bringing out her Spongebob sucker jar and giving out stickers. She delivered my son and she always treated him like one of her own children. This is a loss that will take a lot of strength for us to get through. Tom, Emily, Hilary, and the rest of Nancy's family, you are in my thoughts constantly. She was the sunshine.
August 12, 2008
I have such a sweet connection to Nancy. We share a best friend, Denise Harden. And Nancy and Tom live across the street from my daughter-in-law Chau's parents Lan and Hiep Nguyen. We've been together at wedding celebrations and "best" friend get togethers. I'm so sorry for your enormous loss. May God bless you all and comfort you with loving memories of your wife and mother. With much affection, Carol Johnson
August 12, 2008
Dr. English was our family doctor, she delivered our two children. We appreciated her care and happiness at every visit. She was truly a wonderful person, who always had a smile on her face.
August 12, 2008
Dr. English was my doctor for many years and i will sadly miss her.
August 12, 2008
Dr. English was my physician for the past 12 1/2 yrs. She delivered my 3 children and was not only an excellent physician, but a mentor and a friend. My family and I have many fond memories of Dr. English, we will miss her.

She always shared her family stories with us. She was very proud of her daughters and husband. You are in our prayers. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you.
August 12, 2008
To the family of Dr Nancy English. I am so sadened to hear of the sudden passing of such a wonderful woman. She was my Doctor for the past 5 1/2 years. Each visit was like seeing an old friend. She was the nicest, most caring, understanding Dr anyone could ask for. I looked forward to seeing her. My heart goes out to all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May it be of some comfort just knowing that such a wonderful person touched so many lives and so many loved her. She will be greatly missed by all.
August 12, 2008
Dr. English was so much more than my physician at P.S. Rudie, she was a friend and previous co-worker in a way. Up until 5 years ago, I worked upstairs in X-ray for 10 years and would see her almost every week-day. And every time I saw her, her face lit up with a smile and her eyes just sparkled--she had a way of making me feel like I was such an important person in her life. I was SO blessed to have known her and will miss her so much.

I pray God will wrap His arms of comfort and strength around her family at this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
August 12, 2008
Nancy English was a dedicated physician, loving mother and wife, and to us, a wonderful friend. We were so blessed to have had Nancy in our lives. Her smile, her laughter, her hospitality, her love of life. We will remember you forever, dear friend. Tom, Hilary, Emily, we all share your loss.
August 12, 2008
We are deeply saddened by this news. Nancy always was smiling or laughing and made you feel special.
BIG HUGS to all of the family to help you handle this unexpected loss.
August 12, 2008
As many are, I am so sorry for your sudden loss. Nancy was so full of life. As I started my career in the medical system, Dr. English was the first doctor I had worked for in 2003. She was the most kind hearted, humble, loving individual I had ever met. Despite her greatness, she always displayed her humbleness. She truly walked beside you. I will always cherish that experience and friendship! She also brought my son into this world in 2005 and assisted in the care of my second son in 2007. My doctor appointments were much like having coffee with an old friend rather than the usual. I can't thank her enough for her excellence, for all the time she gave to myself and others, her true friendship, and loving way about her! God Bless to Tom, Hilary, and Emily. With the biggest smile on her face, she always spoke so highly of you all. Nancy has made such a wonderful impact on so many lives, she will be missed but never forgotten!
August 12, 2008
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2008
http://www.ruthann1.com

August 12, 2008
We are so deeply sorry to hear about Dr. English. We have been her patients for over 8 years. She brought me through my pregnancy and helped in delivery of Robert. She was suppose to see Robert on Tuesday for his 3 year check up, it was always fun seeing her. She always explained what she was doing and why. I always felt so comfortable with her. We will greatly miss her.
August 12, 2008
The loss of Nancy English is going to be a huge void for everyone that knew her. She was not only our families physician, our daughters co-worker, a friend, and a person who deeply cared about everyone, but most of all a devoted wife and mother. She took care of all of us. Our hearts and prayers go out to you Tom and the girls. The memory of Nancy will live in all of us, as she taught us all the true meaning of life.
August 12, 2008
Hilary and Emily-
I can’t even begin to tell you how sorry I am to hear about your mom. A really great memory came to mind when thinking of her. I remember staying at your house when we were kids and how she had very, very proudly displayed your artwork in really nice matted frames on the way downstairs to the basement. I remember thinking (in my elementary school mind) “Wow, she must really be proud of her girls to frame their drawings so nicely on the wall…mine only made it on the fridge!” I never forgot that. I had the pleasure of seeing her at Grandma’s this year as well as my visits at P.S. Rudie…she was always smiling. She was such a wonderful woman and I am so sorry for your loss.
August 12, 2008
I knew Nancy from Fargo, ND when she was a social worker and participant in our womens group. I was thrilled when she came to Duluth after we had moved here in 1985. She will be deeply missed. She was a talented, lovely, empathic, physician, and friend. My most sincere and deepest condolences to Tom, Hilary, Emily and the entire family.
August 12, 2008
I used to care for Emily in the infant room at Great Beginnings Child Care in Moorhead when Tom and Nancy lived here. I remember you as such a nice family. I was so sorry and shocked to hear of Nancy's passing. My thoughts are with you, Tom, Hilary and Emily.
August 12, 2008
As a pharmaceutical representative, I had the true pleasure of calling on Dr. English for nearly ten years. She was not only a top professional, but a kind, caring person. Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss.
August 12, 2008
I'm deeply sadden by the death of Dr. English. She was my doctor for 13 years. She delivered my 3 children and always treated them as if they we her children. Dr. English was way more then a doctor to me, she was truly a friend. She will be sadly missed by my entire family. Her family is in my prayers and I hope they will be able to find comfort knowing how many lives their mother and wife has touched.
August 12, 2008
Dear Family,

Nancy was more than a colleague. She was a fountain of hope, joy and caring. Her friendship and support were without condition. Not seeing her smiling face in the hospital hallways is like not seeing the morning sun.

Peace to you all. From this we learn that we have to live each day as if it is our last. I am happy that my last meeting with Nancy was filled with laughter and joy.

With deepest sympathy

Paul Sanford and family
August 12, 2008
I attended UMD medical school with Nancy. I always admired her ability to balance family and medical school with humor and grace-even when chicken pox hit during finals week! My condolences to Nancy's family.
August 12, 2008
My heart is so heavy at the passing of Dr. English. She was my physician for over 10 years, as well as both of my daughters. What a kind, caring, wonderful lady she was! Here are just a few things she did in my life: she helped me SO much through some extremely stressful situations in my marriage by guiding me to counseling and care. She delivered my beloved grandson, Dane, in July 2007. She was always interested in my life and the lives of my daughters. We talked about music (which I love, too), and life and love and hopes and dreams. I will miss her so much - she was much more than a doctor, she was a confidant and a friend. I can't imagine how I will be able to replace this wonderful person, this lifeline.
My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends, as I'm sure your lives are forever changed as well. God bless you and surround you with His comfort and love, and may you SMILE as you remember Nancy. Know that she touched MANY lives, and that her legacy will carry on for a long, long time.
August 12, 2008
I am so sad to hear about Nancy. She also was my physician for over 10 years. She was the sweetest and one of the most caring people I know. I will miss her sweet smile and my visits with her. God will take care of her in heaven. My sympathy to all the family. Take Care.
August 12, 2008
I was saddened to hear of Nancy's death. She was a wonderful Doctor in our family. I had the pleasure of volunteering in the Ballroom with Tom and Nancy at the DECC as a White Knight where we worked together in the silent auction. Nancy had a lot of energy and made everyone she came in contact with feel special. Nancy never just walked past you, she would stop and ask how you were. She had a beautiful smile .My prayers go out to Tom , Hillary and Emily and the extended family.
August 12, 2008
My heart goes out to the English and Crook families. Nancy will be sadly missed by everyone who was lucky enough to have known her. I know you will all cherish Nancy’s memory and I hope that you are comforted by the thoughts and prayers of everyone that knew and loved her. I will forever be grateful for Nancy’s friendship, encouragement, and mentorship over the years; Nancy was truly one-in-a-million. God bless each of you at this difficult time.
August 12, 2008
Dr English was more than our Dr, she was our friend. She will be sadly missed by
Melissa, Kerstyn and Karissa Hendricks
August 12, 2008
To the family and friends of Dr. Nancy English, We are so sorry for your loss. We were so blessed to have Dr. English as our family's doctor. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
August 12, 2008
Our deeoest sympathies on the passing of Nancy, she has been a wonderful doctor to my wife and two daughters, I know they were always very comfortable with her caring style and felt she was more of a friend than a doctor.
August 12, 2008
The two most important events in my life included Dr. Nancy English - - the birth of my two children. She was a rock during the pregnancies and births, and she had been an invaluable support to me for the past 13 years.

I am a middle school teacher that has a tendency to take on too much. One overwhelming day I had forgotten to leave my job after a meeting/homeroom and bring my own children to their elementary school; both kids were gleeful. They happily stayed at home watching cartoons. At 5:00 pm, I was still oblivious to the fact they had never gone to school. There I was at my middle school running an after-school club, and my husband called wondering why the kids had stayed home. I was upset. I immediately made an appointment with Dr. English; I felt I needed to talk with her about my out-of-control life; I also had been having slight dizzy spells (turned out it was an inner-ear infection).

Dr. English was wonderful! She assured me that women tend to feel like they need to be Superwoman and try to multi-task to an unmanageable level. Then, she told me her own story. Dr. English said, "One night my daughter had a concert. She and I were leaving the concert together when I told her I would bring the car around to the front of the school. I left her in the school and went to get the car. I then got into the car and went directly home. My daughter had been forgotten! I thought I was absolutely going crazy."

We both had a good laugh, and I felt assured that I was not a bad parent/wife/teacher/sister, etc. Dr. English's personality and presence was medicinal to me; she made the world a brighter and better place, and I will miss her so very much.

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family and close friends.

Sincerely,
Mary Anderson-Petroske
August 12, 2008
I am deeply saddened by the news of Nancy's death. In addition to being our family physician, I also felt she was a friend and mentor. We will deeply miss her. Please accept our deep condolances.
August 12, 2008
I truly feel shocked by the loss of Nancy English. She was my DR for years and so much more than that. She was my friend, and I am going to miss her so much. I am so sorry for her daughters and husband who she talked about so often. This is an immense loss.
August 12, 2008
There are no words to express how saddened I feel by Nancy's passing. It reaches so many levels, as co-worker, friend, confidant. Nancy was such a special lady and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you Tom, Emily, and Hilary. All of us from P S Rudie love you!
August 12, 2008
Our family is so very proud and blessed to have had Dr. English in our lives –and heartbroken to have lost her. She was truly an amazing woman and will forever be one of my heroes. Our hearts go out to her family, friends, and patients.
August 12, 2008
To Dr. Nancy English husband and daughters. She spoke with such love of her family. My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead. Dr. Nancy English was not only my doctor for 16 years, she was my friend. I will sadly miss her and feel a very deep loss.
August 12, 2008
We have all lost a good friend, colleague, Chief. She was a bright spot in any room she entered. We will very much miss her calm manner, her guidance, direction, and humor.
August 12, 2008
Dr. English was my wife, Heather's doctor for many years, and early Thursday morning she helped bring our twin girls into this world. We will always be grateful for her special care and the reassuring confidence she provided, especially during the births of our three children. Our lives, and certainly the lives of our children, are blessed for having been touched by Dr. English.
August 12, 2008
Our deepest sympathies to the family.
My heart aches with this untimely loss of a great woman. Dr. English was our doctor at the birth of our son and we adored her. I think we unconciously got ill on vacations to Duluth just for the chance to see her smile at the doctor visit. Of course she always saw us.
Our prayers are with the family and we will cherish the memories forever.
August 12, 2008
I am shocked and saddened to hear of Dr. English's death.

She was my doctor for many years; yearly check-ups were more like a reunion with a dear friend than a doctor's visit.

She will be greatly missed.
August 12, 2008
I am so shocked and saddened by Dr Nancy's death. She'd been my physician for over 10 years, had helped me go through so much, and was helping me still. I could talk to her about anything and everything, and I will find it hard to replace her as my physician and never will replace her friendship. Our world has become a much less joyful place without her. Living the life she did, I know she's at peace. God bless you, Nancy; I will miss you.....
August 12, 2008
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I was so shocked. She was my DR as well as a friend. I enjoyed talking to her and rooted for her at some of the Marathons. I will miss her terribly.
August 12, 2008
We are so sorry for your loss Tom, Hilary and Emily. We were glad to be able to chat with Nancy for a few minutes at the Fargo Marathon. She sure lived her life to the fullest and with such passion. We'll keep your family in our prayers.
August 11, 2008
Maurice and I were sad to hear about Nancy's death. She will continue to live in the hearts of all those who were touched by her love, joy, and compassion. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tom, Hilary, and Emily.
August 11, 2008
We feel blessed to have known Nancy and witness her contributions to family, friends and community. She has been a dear friend for many years and we are greatly saddened by her untimely death.
August 11, 2008
I had the pleasure of working amongst Dr. English at P.S. Rudie and Assoc. back in the mid-90's. She was always so gracious and a wonderful person to learn from. I am very saddened upon hearing of Dr. English's passing. I condolences to her family and also the staff and P.S. Rudie. I will be thinking of all of you.
August 11, 2008
I didn't know Nancy but she was my daughter- in-law's doctor, Anita died in january, she cared for her during her illness with melanoma , she was the greatest person in the world according to Anita, she helped her through some bad times, and even after Anita died , she cared for my son and her family. I just wanted to thank you for sharing such a wonderful person, God bless you! I am sure that Anita was the firs
t person to welcome her into the Lord's Kingdom as she thought the world of Dr English
August 11, 2008
I had the good fortune of knowing both Nancy and her husband during the 80's in Fargo. We all worked together. In fact, I got her job as Aging Coordinator when she left for Med school.

Nancy was a gifted gal! Well ahead of her age in her vision and leadership. I also thought that she was gifted with a wonderfully secure partner who supported her with pride.

I have not seen them since that time..but can only imagine what a great family they created.

The cliche 'the good die young' rings very true in this situation! Her energy will continue to inspire.

My heart is with you all.
August 11, 2008
I'm visiting Duluth briefly from my new home in New Zealand and saw this very sad notice in the newspaper. Nancy was a friend back when our children were all growing up in Montessori (Odin & Carey Biron) and I have fond memories of her and your family. My most heartfelt and warmest thoughts to Tom and the girls. Nancy will be sadly missed.
August 11, 2008
I was so saddened to discover the news that Nancy has died. My husband and I had the wonderful chance to know her at UMD Medical school- she was always a spark of light and cheerfulness for everyone. Despite being a busy mom and wife she took on Medical School's daunting task and did it so well. My heart goes out to her family- she was an amazing and special person whose light shone very brightly.
August 11, 2008
The brethren of Cataract Lodge offer their condolences to the entire English family. Our prayers are with you . . .
August 11, 2008
I met Nancy only once, but felt that I knew her already through all of the wonderful memories Emily shared with me about her mom. What an amazing woman and inspiration to us all. My deepest sympathies to her family. Emily, my heart is with you, I am so sorry.
August 11, 2008
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
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