Sept. 6, 1955 - Feb. 25, 2013
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With a peaceful final breath our Girl From Ipanema was gone. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nancy packed up and left family and friends in 1984 for a new life in Canada. Her many adventures gave her close friends in Vancouver, Victoria, Alberta and finally Parksville. Among her many loves were family, friends, her dog Jesse, outdoors, gardening and painting. She adored the beautiful San Pareil sunsets but resisted the equally magnificent sunrises, due to their uncivilized time of day. Another great passion for Nancy was the English language. She always had 2-3 books on the go, devoured crossword puzzles and was virtually unbeatable at Scrabble. After a glass of wine she was proud to boast that "the drunken immigrant" had beaten her husband once again. Nancy's love for dogs, of any shape or size, was also unrivalled.
Many a lucky pet spent days and nights at the house on Sabine.
Her husband John, mother Nina, fathers-in-law Jack & Tom, father Alberto, sisters-in law Sue & Collette, brothers-in-law Mark, Dan & Brian, nieces and nephews Joe, Kelsey, Lucas, Kate, Rachel, Samantha and Nicole, countless family and friends in Brazil, and her equally loved Canadian friends are feeling her loss with great sadness. At the same time there is a happy feeling of good fortune at the privilege of having had Nancy in our lives.
There is not enough room here for all the thoughts and memories. For those that would like to enjoy more please come to Nancy & John's home at 1035 Sabine Rd in Parksville on Saturday, Mar. 9 between the hours of 1:00 & 6:00 pm. There will be a special tribute at 2:30 but please arrive at your leisure.
Nancy has a message for you,
"Shower the people you love with love,
Show them the way that you feel.
Thing are going to work out fine,
If you only will."
Love you Babe, John & Jess, xo
Nancy loved flowers but would likely prefer donations to the Oceanside Hospice Society or Parksville SPCA.