CLARKE Nancy Marguerite 1956-2020
Nancy passed away in the Palliative Care Unit at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax on December 30th surrounded by family and friends. Born in Gander, NL to Eric and the late Dorothy (Verge) Clarke, she grew up close to her large extended family. A devoted daughter, she encouraged her parents to move to Halifax after her father’s retirement to spend more time with them as their health declined. At the time of her own death, she was still active in the care of her father at Parkland at the Gardens, a community she adored. Nancy leaves to mourn her father, Eric and brother, David (Linda) of Gander, uncle Graham P. Verge of St. John’s, as well as her many cousins and friends. Nancy’s sense of style, grace and generosity were known and appreciated by everyone who knew and loved her. Known as “Fancy Nancy” by her young cousins she had a 42-year career in the Airline Industry and was employed with Air Canada at the time of her death where she was affectionately called “Nancy Speaking”, a testament to her consummate social skills and throwback to when she worked as a switchboard operator for EPA. Her passions were travel, fashion and textiles, a perfect day would be would be visiting the Batta Shoe Museum in Toronto, however she adored the simple pleasures of a drive to the South Shore and a picnic lunch just as much. Her favorite pastime in the city was a walk in the Public Gardens. Funeral service will take place on Thursday September 23, 2021 at 2:00pm at Barrett’s Chapel, 328 Hamilton Avenue. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Friends of the Public Gardens (PO Box 36013, 5665 Spring Garden Road Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3J 3S9).
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Nancy Clarke 2021..
Décès pour la Ville: St-John’s, Province: T-N