Advanced Search:

Regular Search
❮ Go Back to Listings


Date of Passing: Jul 18, 2016

Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory

Adjust Text Size: A+ A-

MRS. NANCY JANE WHYTEHEAD (nee ANDERSON) 1930 - 2016 Peacefully, on Monday, July 18, 2016, Nancy Whytehead died, at the age of 86, at The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg, after a long struggle with dementia. Nancy's life is celebrated by daughter Mary Holmen, granddaughters, Catherine and Martha (Andrew MacDonald); daughter Louise and son-in-law Ken Hunter, granddaughters, Karin (Michael Holmes), Lindsay (David Enns) and Laura (Bryce Matlashewski); daughter Jennifer and son-in-law Douglas Copeland, grandson Russell (Ashley Marcos) and granddaughter Julia (Jake Skrypek); daughter Cathy Whytehead and son-in-law Dave Wulff; and great-grandchildren, Claire and Emily Matlashewski, Elizabeth Holmes and Nicholas Enns. Nancy is also survived by her extended family in the United States and England. Nancy was predeceased by her husband Lawrence Whytehead, sister Mary Bolen, and son-in-law John Holmen. Nancy was born on February 11, 1930, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She moved to the United States with her family as a young child and grew up in New York City and Wakefield, Massachusetts. She attended Washington Irving High School in New York and graduated from Wakefield High School. Nancy enrolled in the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1951. In 1952, she met and married Lawrence while he was studying in Boston. Nancy followed him back to England and they lived in London where their first child was born. In 1955, they immigrated to Canada and three more daughters followed to complete the family. While her daughters were growing up, Nancy was active in the Mothers' Union of the Anglican Church, Anglican Church Women, YW Neighbours, St. Mary's Academy Mothers' Guild, and the Interfaith Pastoral Institute (now the Aurora Family Therapy Centre). In 1973, Nancy resumed her professional nursing career, in the Intermediate Care Nursery (T1) at the Women's Centre, retiring in 1997. She loved her babies! Her professional and volunteer work exemplified her commitment to the well-being of mothers and their children. Nancy moved to The Convalescent Home in November of 2007 and spent many wonderful years in her new home. She participated in many of the activities, including chapel and music programs, and found a renewed energy and engagement in life. The family thanks the staff of The Convalescent Home for their compassionate and loving care of our mom and grandma. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Anglican Church, corner of Stradbrook and Nassau, with Rev. Paul Lampman officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg, 276 Hugo Street N., Winnipeg, MB, R3M 2N6 or the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4G2. NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE 204-949-2200

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 23, 2016

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Oh my I have so very many wonderful memories of Nancy!!I worked with Nancy in T 1 nursery for years and years.We ALWAYS had such a great time!We had so many laughs..she had such great stories.And she absolutley loved the babies..she could often be seen snuggling one on her chest..rocking. I am sad to hear of her death but happy that her long struggle is over.She will be missed! To her girls..she talked about all of you and the grandchildren so much!I feel like I know all of you.. I hope you can surround yourself with your wonderful memories of her. Take care all of you, Suzy (Vernon)Kowaluk - Posted by: Suzy kowaluk () on: Jul 23, 2016

Neil Bardal Inc. (Winnipeg)

Neil Bardal Inc. (Winnipeg)

3030 Notre Dame Ave (Map)
Ph: 2049492200 | Visit Website

❮ Go Back to Listings