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NANCY FLEURY (FRIEDERICI)
Born: Feb 19, 1946
Date of Passing: Jan 31, 2022Offer Condolences or Memory
February 19, 1946 – January 31, 2022
With the heaviest of hearts, we sadly write to inform of the sudden passing of Nancy Fleury (Friederici), of Teulon, Manitoba (Nanny) at the age of 75.
This incredible lady will be forever missed by the great love of her life, her best friend, devoted and adoring husband of 57 years, Eugene, and her beloved daughters, Laurie (Angus) and Cathy (Keith). Also left to mourn and celebrate her life are granddaughters, Brandy (Tony), Nikki (Marty) and step-grandchildren, Megan (Moe), Alexandra, and Tyler (Kristy), along with great-granddaughters, Toni, Marley (Brandy), expectant grandbaby Nikki, and Elizabeth (Alex), Darius and Rae-Anne (Megan). She is also dearly missed by her lifelong best friend, Ellie Hodges of BC, and her extended family, which she adored.
Mom was born in a one bedroom farmhouse on February 19, 1946 to Otto and Martha Friederici of Arborg, Manitoba and was one of eight children, the youngest of four daughters. She was predeceased by her parents, brother Herman, and by her grandson Christopher (Cathy), but is survived by loving sisters, Helen Puhach, Tillie Twohig and Shirley Carbert (Don), and brothers, Eric, Albert (Judy), and Arthur (Betty).
Those who knew her will not soon forget the great love she had for family, her strong compassion for all, her desire to do things right, her strong determination, and that wicked, sometimes inappropriate sense of humour that endeared her to all. Her go-to quote was "couldn't give a rat's arse", which would always bring a smile to our faces because most times she really couldn't. She was that liberated, and told it like it was, even if it wasn't what you wanted to hear. She taught us that when life got tough, get tougher, and yet to always find the way to be kind. She was hard working, compassionate, so humble yet strong, always loving and honest, caring and forgiving and she always, always put the needs of others before her own. Her favourite of the four seasons was Spring, as she had a deep love of plants and gardening - her favourite flowers being lilies and roses. She loved camping, fishing, fireside hotdogs, and sometimes just to go for a car ride in the countryside to enjoy Dad's company. She was also an amazing cook, making something extraordinary out of seemingly nothing, passing her passions through generations to come.
She was also the strongest believer in helping others, and quickly saw the need to help locally when Mom and Dad moved to Teulon in 1977. She started many local charitable organizations including the Teulon Christmas Cheer Board, the local Food Bank, and she was an avid catalyst for donating to those in need, ultimately receiving the Governor-General's award for Community Service in recognition of her hard work.
It's impossible to sum up in a few paragraphs the essence of who she was, but the best of her will be carried in us all for our lifetimes and beyond. She is forever loved and missed by those fortunate enough to have known her.
As hard as it is for us to say goodbye, it's time for you to rest in peace, beautiful lady. You will always be remembered with the greatest of affection. Your legacy lives on in us all.
A heartfelt thank you to the nurses and doctors at Stonewall Memorial Hospital for their kindness and compassion to ensure Mom was comfortable.
Her loving family will be hosting a celebration of her life in the coming months.
In lieu of flowers, we respectfully request donations in her name to your local food bank.
Ken Loehmer Funeral Services in Teulon,
in care of arrangements.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 05, 2022
Condolences & Memories (11 entries)
Nancy and I were friends in high school. We used to stay at each other’s home. I remember when she dyed her hair black and she convinced me to Color my hair. She was a spunky girl and always missed seeing her when I would visit Arborg. Sad to hear of her passing, my condolences to Eugene and family - Posted by: Doreen Johnson (High school friend) on: Feb 16, 2022
So sorry to hear about Nancy’s unexpected passing. We admired her unforgettable spunk and her ability to light up a room with laughter and robust conversation. Our sincere condolences to Eugene, the girls and their families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. She will be sorrowfully missed. - Posted by: Terry and Brenda Fleury (Eugene’s cousin (Terry) and wife) on: Feb 13, 2022
So sorry to hear of Nancy passing. I babysat for Eugene & Nancy way back when they lived on Alexander Ave. I still have pictures of them taking me fishing with them. Has been so many years, but have always been on my mind, hoping to run into them one day. Nancy you have touched many hearts, mine included, never have forgotten this beautiful lady. So very sorry for your loss Eugene, Cathy and Laurie. Your Wife and Mother was one special lady. - Posted by: Rosanne Boyechko (Friend/ babysitter) on: Feb 08, 2022
We were supposed to get together this July and take a tour to Vancouver Island but you went up to haven instead...Will miss you so much that it hurts..Will always love you and remember all the times we had together... - Posted by: Ellie Hodges (Best friend) on: Feb 06, 2022
I was absolutely stunned when I heard of Nancy's passing. We became close from the time we first met and I will miss her so very much. Find comfort in God's arms Nancy and rest in peace. I will forever miss you and love you... - Posted by: Mary Orr (Sister-in-law) on: Feb 05, 2022
We are so sad to hear of the passing of Auntie Nancy. She was so spunky and had the most loving way's about her. She alway's made you feel so loved and so special and was alway's so glad to see you. Her hug's were the best! She will be greatly missed. Our love and prayer's are with Uncle Eugene, Laurie and Cathy and all her Family. RIP Lovely Lady!❤ - Posted by: Wanda and Darren LaRose (Neice and Nephew) on: Feb 05, 2022
We are so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. She was always such force when it came to her charities but never really looking for any glory. Just get’er done. She was always a genuine promoter of Teulon and it showed in so many ways. The beautiful yard every year was also a tribute to her and Eugene's hard but loving work. Our sincere condolences to Eugene, the girls and their families. Bert and Kathy - Posted by: Bert and Kathy Campbell (Friends) on: Feb 05, 2022
My sincerest condolences - Posted by: Janice Morin (Acquaintance ) on: Feb 05, 2022
Mom passed on Monday, January 31, 2022. In our grief, we had forgotten the date she passed. I love you Mom - Posted by: Laurie Fleury (Daughter) on: Feb 05, 2022
So sad to hear about Mrs. Fleury’s passing. I remember babysitting the girls, Laurie and Kathy (on our old stopping grounds on Martin Avenue) while their parents went out for the evening. I was always in awe of how beautiful Mrs. Fleury would look. They were such a fun loving couple! Our hearts go out to the family. The Boychuk family - Posted by: Bonnie Boychuk (Friends of the family) on: Feb 05, 2022
I’m so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. I had the chance to meet Nancy when Eugene was my hockey coach. What a bright and caring woman. My thoughts are with you Eugene, Cathy, Laurie and your families. - Posted by: Maurice Bouvier (Friend ) on: Feb 05, 2022
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