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Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, it is with deep regret that we announce the death of Nancy Jane Nolan. Nancy passed on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Riverview Health Centre at the age of 53.
She is survived by Darryl, partner of 23 years, her children, Jonah and Chloe, stepson Brian and his wife Keren; grandchildren, Ryden, Braelyn and stepson Trevor; her four brothers, Patrick, Todd, Kelly and Terry, and their partners; brother-in-law Dale and partner Grace; two biological sisters, Aurora and Toni and their partners; adopted mother, Shirley Nolan, biological mother Lorraine Gladu and partner Rodd, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-aunts, cousins, extended family and friends.
She was predeceased by her loving father Robert Nolan.
Nancy grew up in Transcona, later buying a forever home in Charleswood with her beloved husband Darryl.
She always had a love for music. Nancy attended 57 live concerts in her lifetime, as well as many years attending the great Winnipeg Folk Festival. Since 1992, Nancy has only missed two festivals. Both times were for the for the birth of her two children, Jonah (1999) and Chloe (2001), who were both coincidentally born during folk fest.
Nancy was the cool aunt, the hip friend, the caring stepmom, the doting grandma or "hamma" as her grandchildren say, the wise coworker and the woman who knew every lyric to every song. She enjoyed spending her time at the Nolan family cabin at Wanipigow Lake and the family cabin at Lac du Bonnet, travelling, and being with family. Nancy was a dedicated nurse for 23 years with Manitoba Corrections. She loved her coworkers and helping disenfranchised individuals.
The family would like to say special thank you to CancerCare Manitoba and all of our loving friends who helped out so much.
A Celebration of Life will take place once Covid restrictions are lifted.
If desired, in lieu of flowers, the family ask donations go to the Winnipeg Folk Festival or CancerCare Manitoba.

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 12, 2021

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • I just heard of Nancy's passing. I am still in disbelief. My heart goes out to you Darryl and your family. She was such a beautiful soul. Inside and out. I had the privilege of working along side of her in Corrections. Hugs. - Posted by: Mavis Glenda Brennan (Co worker) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • So very sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. Much too soon. She enjoyed life and loved to laugh. She loved being a mother. Condolences to you, Darryl, and your family. May she rest in peace. Love, Andrea xo and Carmen - Posted by: Andrea Carlucci (Former co-worker) on: Jun 18, 2021

  • Our condolences to the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dan & I went to high school with Nancy, she was always such a happy and bubbly person. She will be missed. - Posted by: Lisette & Dan Lussier (Friend) on: Jun 18, 2021

  • Darryl I'm crushed to hear that cancer has taken Nancy from you. It is incredible to think that someone so full of life has left so much earlier than we all would have hoped. My deepest condolences to you, your children and the whole family. - Posted by: Elizabeth Arychuk (nee Grace) (friend/colleague ) on: Jun 15, 2021

  • Darryl & family Our condolences for your loss, may all the happy memories help to heal your broken hearts. - Posted by: Fryklund family (Friends) on: Jun 13, 2021

  • Nancy was a very special niece. She will be always in our hearts and in our prayers. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Pat Tkachyk (Aunt) on: Jun 12, 2021

  • I met Nancy 49 years ago. We did lose contact for awhile but thankfully we were able to rekindle our friendship. Nancy was a true inspiration who when faced with a devastating blow, did so with a smile and dignity. You are loved by so many. RiP my dear friend... - Posted by: Alice Bomhoff ( nee Fraser) (Friend) on: Jun 12, 2021

  • We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Kim Gaskin-Casey (Cousin ) on: Jun 12, 2021

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