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Date of Passing: Feb 26, 2005

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NANCY KENNEDY (nee BISSET) 1912 - 2005 On Saturday, February 26, 2005 at Calgary at 92 years. Loving mother of Joan Karlowsky of Calgary, dear mother-in-law of Wayne, and loving grandmother to granddaughter Jamie and grandson Andrew. Nancy was born in Winnipeg, MB, to Helen and Ernie Bisset. She had an idyllic childhood along with younger brother Jack. From a young age she loved reading and writing, she published her first story in the local paper at age eleven. Nancy began her career in the 1930s as a Newspaper Reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press. During the Second World War, she joined the CWAC stationed in Calgary where she worked in Public Relations. During the war Sergeant Bisset married Sergeant Alexander Gardner (Scotty) Kennedy. Nancy finished her stint in the Army, moved back to Winnipeg where she rejoined the Free Press with her own column. Life in Winnipeg with Scotty, local horse owner and businessman, included bridge games, Junior League, family and many friendships. As a widow, Nancy moved to Vancouver to be with her family and ten years ago everyone moved to Calgary. Nancy's presence contributed greatly to her family. A lifelong reader, with an interest in current events, Nancy always kept everyone up to date on world and local events. Her sense of humour and love of animals will long be remembered by those who knew her. A private family service will be held. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Humane Society (S.P.C.A.), 1323 - 36 Ave. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6T6 Telephone: (403) 250-7722 ext. 309. The family gives their heartfelt thanks to the compassionate and caring staff of Unit 400, The Beverly Centre, Glenmore. In living memory of Nancy Kennedy, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY, AB T2X 3J3. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 02, 2005

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