MCGREGOR, Nell (nee Gudmundson)
February 17, 1928 – November 04, 2013
If you were lucky enough to have known Nell/Nellie then you knew how much she loved life and made sure laughter was in her life. Her love and pride for her family and value she placed on friendships were second to none. Beth & Hannes Gudmundson raised their daughter to have a strong work ethic, a sense of adventure, and a kind and compassionate heart. Mom graduated as a R.N. from Grey Nun’s Hospital (Regina) in 1950 and her passion for nursing continued until her retirement in 1988. She met her husband, Doug, while working at the hospital in Central Butte Sk. and they raised their two children in this community they loved. Doug established McGregor’s Travel Agency, which allowed them to pursue their love of travel. They organized many tours throughout the world – so many friendships, so much fun and wonderful memories! They retired to White Rock B.C. in 1995 and Nell developed friendships through her volunteer work with the Peace Arch Hospital Auxillary, her baking, sewing business, cribbage, bingo, traveling and trips to the Casino! She would return to “the Butte” every summer after Doug’s passing in 2005 to enjoy fishing, friends, family, and football (Go Riders!). Her “adventure” (her words) with pancreatic cancer was difficult but through it all she remained Nell; more concerned with the impact it was having on others than what it was doing to her. Our heartfelt thanks to those who supported both, us and Mom, through this challenging time. To the team at Peace Arch Hospice, you are ALL incredible! Dr. Lowe, our parents thought the world of you and the care and compassion that we saw you give to them has meant so much to us. Brother Jack (Marge), son Rob (Karen), daughter Ann (Greg) and the grandchildren Gavin, Carley, Taylor, Kyler, and Alison will have many special memories of a very special person who loved them dearly. The grandkids always gave her something to smile about and to be proud of. Mom, it has been our pleasure and privilege to help you complete this journey we call life. As by your wishes your body will be donated to UBC Faculty of Medicine, and no funeral service. Your request to your friends and family is for them to perform a random act of kindness for someone – something you did often to make a difference. We trust that your memory will ensure this kind action from all. Forever in our hearts, Rob, Ann, and Families.