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Nancy Elizabeth Falconer 1930 - 2012
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November 04, 2013
Dear Susan; I am just now learning of the loss of Nancy and add my sympathies to those of all who loved her. She was my Supervisor at Toronto's Children's Aid and our road trips to Ithaca became memorable. She was wise when I needed advice and fearless in the face of life's challenges. Her style,(remember her raccoon coat?) her energy, and devotion, to you all, are qualities I remember vividly 40 years later.
I was blessed to have crossed paths with such an amazing woman. Take care Susan.
Molly Katsoulis Light
March 28, 2013
May she rest in peace...sorry for your loss, Holly and Susie.
March 06, 2013
Happy Birthday, Momma
January 28, 2013
Holding my hand
She took her last breath
that soothed my fevered brow
sewed, knit, cooked,
and now
lay still in mine
so small
January 10, 2013
Friends since kindergarten...such fun with Nan. Sleepovers at memas house in town and at the lake. So sad that you are gone. I love you. Mac (Eleanor Mackin Duffin)
January 03, 2013
close friends since Mynderse Academy I occasionally lost touch but made up for it starting in 1987 40th reunion. Love always Nan, Beverely Miller Henderson, Wingo, Kentucky.
December 26, 2012
miss you Momma
December 17, 2012
I will miss Nancy very much. Nancy was strong, witty and fun. Michael, Susan, Holly and all the extended family I truly believe that Nancy will be that Angel watching over you.
December 15, 2012
hey guys, this is one of the long lost sorry about aunt nancy....what a beautiful picture in the paper. she was an extraordinary i wish I were not so far away and had been able to hang out with you guys more.. i love you all and know you are in my heart.
cousin andy falconer
December 14, 2012

The Visit

“I don't like that sweater you're wearing- it doesn't suit you!”
And she grabbed his arm to gain support
as she cautiously walked down the steps from her apartment.

They had so much to catch up on-
it had been a while since his last visit..
and oh! how her eyes sparkled,
and her face crinkled with her mischievous smile,
and she laughed her raspy laugh
and caught her breath:

“do you remember when?”
“whatever happened to?”….
“how are you doing?”...

They recalled so many memories that spanned over their forty-year friendship.
Their stories came tumbling out.

She was so happy to see him
So happy that he was moving on
and that he was o.k.
So happy that that he was there
with her –

She was gutsy, outspoken, accomplished
She was radiant, vibrant, witty
She was a trouper as she continued on
into her next journey

I was witness to a beautiful,loving friendship.

I am blessed that our paths crossed.
Farewell dear Nancy
Gail Foy
December 13, 2012
How very sad that Nancy is gone--unimaginable, she was such a vibrant presence. I have so many wonderful memories of Nancy. She was my supervisor at CAS when I first started as a social worker there. We became the closest of friends and remained so for many years. She knew my son Julian and taught him to play video games when he was just 7. My husband Peter, who died last year, also knew her well. We met her in Europe one summer when Julian was just 3 and we were travelling all over. She was travelling with Holly--do you remember? She also came to visit us in London one year when we were living there. She and I walked all over the city looking for some special fashion item she just had to have. We worked together on Preparing for Practice, which gave me a good headstart in my academic life. I also remember her creativity, which was evident in everything she did.
Rest well, Nancy. You have lived a rich and lovely life. Condolances to Susan, Holly and Michael.

Karen Swift
December 13, 2012
I first met Nancy about 1970 when we were colleagues at the Toronto Children's Aid Society. What struck me initially was her warmth and intellectual curiosity. Our working relationship became a close friendship that has endured for over 40 years. She also befriended another mutual friend, Dana Stehr, whom I later married. During our marriage we visited her once or twice a year in Ithaca. I have very fond memories of her funky house at 133 Giles and the creative way she decorated it.
Some other things stand out. Eating at a new restaurant every time but always breakfast at Cafe Dewitt. Nancy loved looking at anything old. I think we saw most of the antique dealers In and around Ithaca. In fact I have things we bought in Ithaca hanging on the walls of my condominium. Last but not least, i remember the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle. She and I would pore over the puzzle with her finding three answers to my one. Most times we finished it.
The last two years I visited her on several occasions and each time noticed her slowing down. I never found her to be down but rather upset with the inconvenience her illness caused her. Despite her outgoing nature Nancy kept a lot of things close to the vest particularly her health issues. Other things too, such as her age. I only found out her age about a year ago when I finally got up the nerve to ask her.
When Susan called with news of Nancy's death, I reached out to a number of people who knew Nancy when she lived in Toronto. Most of them are long retired and not Internet savvy to send a message this way. The terms people used focused on her uniqueness, that she was one of a kind. She was seen as someone who went out of her way to help other colleagues
and was a true friend.
I would like to express my condolences to Susan, Michael, Holly and other members of her family.
Good bye old friend, I will miss you.
December 12, 2012
Nancy was a dear friend with sparkling wit and continuous creativity, a special ability to talk with all people, a loving matriarch to her family, sincere and positive in all aspects of her life and energetic and dedicated in whatever she did. I'll always love her, remember her and miss her.
December 12, 2012
Sending love to Michael, Holly and Susan, Nancy's beautiful grand-children, great grand-children and her family. Know that our hearts are with you.
December 12, 2012
I will remember Nancy as a truly wonderful friend. I loved her intellect, her wit, her creativity and most of all her generous spirit. I hope her family can celebrate all of her wonderful qualities for years to come. Dana Stehr
December 12, 2012
My sincere condolences to Nancy's family. It was a pleasure to know Nancy.
December 12, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
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