It is with great sadness that Nancy’s family is announcing her passing on March 26, 2003 at the age of 77. Survived by her husband and best friend of 53 years, William (Bill) Harrower; children Peter, Gordon, Jean, Barb and Mary; grandchildren Nathan, Brodie, Jami, Abby and Emma; and sister Jean Hadley of Fredricton, New Brunswick. Born in Brockville, Ontario, she spent her teen years in Montreal where she met her future husband and became a Registered Nurse, graduating from Royal Victoria Hospital. She and Bill married in Vancouver on March 24, 1950 residing at Little Mountain Camp.
Nancy was deeply involved in Girl Guides as a nurse, lifeguard and leader even bringing her young sons to the Camp in Sechelt. Nancy promoted her childrens’ involvement in competitive swimming, volunteering at swim meets for many years. In the 1960’s Bill and Nancy were introducted to a Gulf Island named Saturna, where the family would spend most summers; Nancy acting as lifeguard, East Point nurse and cook for all the fish her family caught. Even as summer residents, the Harrowers were always considered “locals” due to their hard work in the community and friendship with everyone. Eventually Bill and Nancy retired to their little piece of paradise, which they called ‘Dunworkin’ and created a a marvelous garden, played bridge and enhanced their community spirit by involving themselves with different service clubs. They lived in Sidney on Vancouver Island for a few years and eventually moved back to the mainland to be closer to their children.
Everyone who has ever met Nancy, will miss her humour, generosity and most of all her friendship and love. The “Laird’s” wife will be greatly missed by all. As per her request for no fuss, her family will have a private gathering and later in the year she will be returned to her beloved Saturna. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated.