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NANCY STEWART RUSSELL June 5, 1930 - October 20, 2020 Born June 5, 1930, died October 20, 2020 in the company of family. This occasion was made into a happy one thanks to the compassionate and excellent delivery of Medical Assistance in Dying. Nancy thanks the staff of Belmont House for their support through her and Aubrey's final years. Ever adventurous, Nancy departed this world with her wits intact and her expansive curiosity tempered only by a willingness to let the mystery be. After several days of visits with family and friends, Nancy goes into the mystery to join Aubrey, Sarah, and other precious people of her heart. Fondly bidding her yet another amazing journey are Sandy, Judy, Jennifer, Kelly, Laura, Jeddie, Hazen, Grahame, Camila, Lucas, Tory, cherished cousins, various study groups, walking companions, music lovers and art appreciators. Nancy leaves behind a large volume of unpublished letters to the editor of the Globe & Mail and strong convictions about protecting the arctic. With a lifetime that paralleled the rise of internationalism and the United Nations, she left this world disappointed in Canada profiting from selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and angry with Ottawa's hypocrisies toward the Indigenous peoples and nations of Turtle Island. To celebrate life generally and Nancy's interests particularly, Nancy encourages all to reflect and act to balance and repair the destructive impacts of extractive industries on water and the life it sustains by supporting practices of Indigenous Sovereignty through: Rights Action, Yintah Access:, Raven Trust: https:// wetsuweten-2-2/, Idle No More: support-mikmaq-treaty-rights- and-livelihood/, https:// 1492LandBackLane/, legal-fund-1492-land-back-lane. Water is Life.
Published by The Globe and Mail from Oct. 23 to Oct. 27, 2020.
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I would like to thank Nancy for being an amazing neighbour. I live around the corner from Belmont House. I would often find her in the rose (memory) garden as I would cut through there on my way to work. This Spring and Summer I missed our "just because" visits and chats about books, social justice and memories of her family life. I had no idea of the Warrior she was and still is. What a legacy to leave! Proud to say that I had a rare occasion to meet a Warrior full of Grace. My best on the new adventure with great sidekicks, Sharon
Sharon Graham
November 20, 2020
Nancy was extremely warm and friendly and would give you the biggest smile and start conversing with you on important matters, especially on things that were not done in a fair way in Canada. Was always concerned for those people who were not treated well, and that is how our last conversation went. May she rest in peace, Mariana Grinblat - fellow academician.
November 6, 2020
Jean Lawrence
October 26, 2020
Carol Heppenstall
October 23, 2020
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