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PARKINSON, Agnes Lynas “Nancy”

March 23, 1925– Lochore, Scotland
June 11, 2013– Calgary, AB

Agnes Lynas “Nancy” Parkinson graced our world from 1925 until her passing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

A kind and gentle soul, Nancy was born in Lochore, Scotland and moved to England following her marriage to Stanley Parkinson, the love of her life for fifty-two years.

A devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, she knitted feverishly, danced enthusiastically whenever she could, obsessed over crosswords, was a club champion at lawn bowls and laughed generously.

Caring for others was natural for her and smiling was easy. Not surprisingly, she became a dedicated nurse with an acute sense of duty to those in her care. During her twenty-two year career at Skegness Cottage Hospital she grieved for those patients who passed away and welcomed every new baby into the world with unbridled joy; they were all “her” babies.

In her later years, she was drawn to Calgary to watch her grandchildren grow up and be part of their lives. She joined the Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club and participated in the Alberta Senior Games.

Nancy will be remembered by her sons Stuart (Nicky) of Perth, Australia and Vincent (Grace) of Calgary; grandchildren, Andrew, Kira, Aaron (Amanda) and Natasha Pouw-Bray (Grant); niece Joyce Nobes (Jack); great-niece Charlene Clark (Mike); great-great-nieces, Alicia, Sarah and Ashley of Calgary; and many nieces and nephews in the UK. She was predeceased by her husband Stan.

A Celebration of Nancy’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the staff at Walden Heights for the care they provided to Nancy.

In living memory of Nancy Parkinson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. David,Valerie, Natasha,Chloe Baptie. Scotland :

    With heartfelt sympathy. She was a great aunt to all the family who will be sorely missed for her caring words and actions. Thinking of you all in Canada at this sad time.

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  2. Maureen Bannon :

    My condolences to the family of my Aunt Nancy (sister of my mother Janet Bannon nee Burnside).

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  3. Michelle Tolton and family Leicestershire , Uk :

    Our thoughts are with you all , we have very fond memories of Aunt Nancy, she will be greatly missed and we shall continue to wear our knitted slippers with pride x x

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  4. christopher roy butler :

    rip sadly missed … love Christopher and sarah xx

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  5. David and Veronica Sellers :

    For a very very special lady.
    We send all our sympathy to Vince,Stewart, Grace and families. We shall treasure the memories of our favourite Aunty, Aunt Nancy. She was not just an Aunty but a friend and mate, someone very easy to talk to and her vists to us were filled with laughter and fun as was her outlook on life. I wonder if she will ask the chef in heaven “is it spicey” she will be so sadly missed by us and all her friends in Skegness. love Dave (wiggy) and Veronica xx

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