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Strickland, Nancy May

Nancy May Strickland (nee Adamson), beloved wife of the late Roy Strickland of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Rosedale Hospice on Saturday, July 10, 2004 at the age of 72 years.

Nancy was born in 1932 in Winnipeg, MB and spent her early education years in Manitoba and Southern Ontario. She moved to Calgary in November 1940 where she attended McDougall and James Short Schools and Central High School. She attained her teaching degree at the University of Alberta (Edmonton) and taught in Calgary from 1951 to 1957. Nancy married Roy in 1956. She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Patti and Kevin Brown and Deb Strickland and Phil Ferguson; a son Ken Strickland; and five grandchildren, Geoffrey, Stephanie, Jonathan, Karla, and Jessica, all of Calgary. She is also survived by a sister Jeanne Skeet of Calgary. Nancy was predeceased by her husband Roy in 2002; sister Audrey Askew in 2003; and granddaughter Victoria in 2000.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 2:30 P.M. To forward condolences go to If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 944 – 2433 or directly to the Rosedale Hospice #900, 833 – 4 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3T5 Telephone: (403) 263 – 4525. The family wishes to thank Dr. Ken Cody, Dr. Scot Dowden, the staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, and the staff at the Rosedale Hospice.

In living memory of Nancy Strickland, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Anthony Tumelty :

    I never knew Nancy but was related to her through her Grandmother, Barbara Jane Adamson nee Maughan who was the daughter of my Great Granfather William Maughan who was born in Escomb, County Durham, England in 1850. Please accept my sincere belated condolences.

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    I am also related to Nancy through her Grandmother, Barbara Jane who I have been told stayed with my Great Grandfather when she was young. my condolences to I am sure a great woman.

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