Nancy Ann Unwin
1934 - 2020
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Nancy Ann Unwin

February 15, 1934 -

January 27, 2020

Nancy Ann Unwin of Novi passed away January 27, 2020 at the age of 85.

Nancy was predeceased by her parents Eleanor G. (McGough) Unwin and Benjamin G. Unwin. She was the loving sister of the late Benjamin G. (Dolores) Unwin and Donald D. (Christine) Unwin. She showered her time, love, and generosity on her 11 nieces and nephews, 26 great nieces and nephews, and 7 great-great nieces and nephews.

A graduate the University of Detroit (MA in Clinical Psychology), she had a successful career as a school psychologist for 25 years (Detroit, Clawson, Lapeer).

Nancy loved bridge and achieved the level of Bronze Life Master. She enjoyed her retirement years at Fox Run community, participated many philanthropic endeavors, and pursued genealogy. Her love of animals was unsurpassed.

A Memorial Mass is scheduled for March 28, 2020 at 11:00 am at Catholic Church of the Holy Family, 24505 Meadowbrook Rd, Novi, MI 48375; reception following at Fox Run community.

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Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2020.
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February 18, 2020
I met Ms. Unwin as a teenager working at my dad's service station Shipley's Standard Service. She was always very nice and took an interest in how we were doing at school and what activities we were involved in. She was also very encouraging about getting a good education, something that can never be taken away from you. When she came in for a car wash, she was extremely nice to us and it really made an impact so that I remember her all these years later. Once I got drafted and made a career in the military I never saw her again but I could never forget her and her kindness.
Tom Shipley
February 11, 2020
I first met Nancy at one of the OUTskirts Sunday potluck meetings. I also attended a few of the WOA social events. We often talked about hers and my mother's love of Bridge and how inept I was at the game.
I cherish the memory of the opportunity to help her pack up her house before her move to Fox Run. We exchanged emails for awhile until losing touch years ago.
Nancy was a special lady, and I do and always will, keep her memory deep in my heart.
Rest in peace my friend.

Carol Popovich
February 6, 2020
What a dear woman this world has lost. Condolences to the family of this wonderful woman. She and I have crossed paths for years and years ago she taught a 8-week course teaching bridge at affirmation in Ferndale. I took those classes and am happy to say I am still playing bridge locally with a nice group of folks. Thank you Nancy for the many blessings I was bestowed because of you.

Sparky (nickname given to from Nancy)
Lillian R.
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