Dexter, A. Nancy Moore (Laban)

Nancy passed away peacefully with her family and close friends by her side on Friday, January 22, 2016. She was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan on December 3, 1922. She was the second oldest of five children. Nancy grew up in Regina where she met her future husband Eric Dexter. Eric was a friend of her older brother Jack and visited Nancy and her family shortly after the second world war ended. They were married in Vernon, BC, where her parents had moved in retirement, in September, 1946. Initially they lived in Lethbridge, Alberta, before moving to Moncton, New Brunswick in 1947 where her first son James (Jim) was born a short time afterwards. From there they moved to Gander, Newfoundland where they experienced Confederation in 1949 and then to Winnipeg, Manitoba where their second child Christine (Chris) was born in 1951. Nancy and Eric stayed in Winnipeg for many years except for a brief stay in Toronto in the mid-1970’s Nancy was a stay at home mom until her children were in high school. She then took on several secretarial positions. She and Eric were very active in the Anglican Church. When he retired around 1980, Eric became an ordained minister and Nancy was part of a team ministry at several churches in the Winnipeg area with Eric. A few years later they moved to Winfield, BC and then retired to South Surrey where Eric took the position as an Associate Priest at St. Mark, Ocean Park. Eric passed away in 1995, but Nancy remained a very active member of St. Mark’s, especially the ACW until recently, when her declining health prevented her from attending services. Until July, 2015 she resided at Pacific Carlton assisted living. She was previously deceased by her parents Albert and Violet Laban, her husband The Reverend Eric Dexter, her brother Jack Laban, her sisters Joan Kersley and Elizabeth Laban and her grandson David Dexter. Nancy has one surviving sibling, Victor Laban (Ruth), her son James (Dianne), and her daughter Christine Boser (Robert). Nancy has three surviving grandchildren, Nicole McLean (Todd), Martin Boser (Glenna), and Jody Dexter (Ryan Hudson). She also has three great grandchildren, Jada and Tryton (Nicole) and Ethan (Jody). She has many nieces and nephews in various parts of Canada. Being active in the church, both as a member and a volunteer, Nancy has always had a huge circle of friends and has deep roots in the South Surrey/White Rock area. She was so very pleased to be able to stay in White Rock close to her friends. A Celebration of Nancy’s Life will be held at St. Mark, Ocean Park, Anglican Church at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the ACW at St. Mark or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered at

Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre


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