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Born: Jun 24, 1935
Date of Passing: Sep 05, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
June 24, 1935 - September 5, 2020
After surviving a plane crash on the tundra, Nancy remained undaunted, and eventually met her future husband, aircraft mechanic Don Oliver, on a flight from Churchill to Igloolik. They had two children together and lived in several communities across Canada before choosing Austin, Manitoba, as a place to call home. Nancy taught there until her retirement and then volunteered to teach in Poland, the Dominican Republic, and Bulgaria.
Nancy enjoyed the quietly rewarding pursuit of gardening and meeting old friends and new on her walks.
Nancy is interred by her husband in Brookdale Cemetery, Holland, MB.
Pioneer, teacher, nurse, mother, and friend
- a life well lived.
"We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne."
- Robert Burns
White's Funeral Home
Neepawa - Carberry - Minnedosa
In care of arrangements
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 19, 2020
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