Nancy J. Whitford, of White Rock BC passed away peacefully on February 10, 2008 after a long and courageous battle with emphysema and lung cancer. Nancy was born in Seattle, moving later to Bellingham Washington where after raising her two children Debbie and Michael she worked for many years at All About Travel. In 1981 she met her beloved second husband, best friend, and love of her life Leslie Whitford, and upon marrying him in 1987 Nancy moved to White Rock where they spent wonderful years together traveling, gardening and enjoying family, friends and loved ones. In addition to her husband Leslie, Nancy is survived by their cherished and large combined family of 31: Children and spouses Debbie and Jim, Les and Janet, Michael, Wendy and Kevin, Gaye, Wanda and Rich, Jeff and Nancy, and Sandra; Grandchildren and spouses Jeremy and Kate, Laura and Bryce, Kelly, Jason, Leah, Josh, Jill, Shane, Nichole, Christopher and Conner: and 5 (soon to be 6) great-grandchildren Mariah, Dawson, Mason, Megan and Kaden.
Nancy’s kindess, warmth, wisdom and devotion to her family, friends and loved ones leaves us with a remarkable life to remember. She will be greatly missed by everyone whose lives she touched. Les and Nancy’s children would like to express their appreciation to the many friends and neighbours whose generosity and support during the past several years helped make their lives easier, and a special thank you to Dr’s Grant Gibbings and Anne McNamara and their staffs. A tribute and celebration of Nancy’s life will be held in the Fireside Room at White Rock Baptist Church on 140th Street at 11:30 am on February 23, 2008 followed by a reception. Donations to a favourite charity are requested in lieu of flowers.