Nan died peacefully at Blue Water Rest Home on September 14, 2021, surrounded by the amazing staff who have cared for her so lovingly for the past few months.
Born in England on February 6, 1924, Nancy Steventon served in the land army during World War II, before marrying David Brash and emigrating to Canada as a war bride. In more recent years, she was officially recognized for her contribution to the British war effort.
Nan is survived by two of her daughters, Jillian (Terry) Johnston and Joanne Taylor (Tom Craig). She was preceded in death by two of her children, David Hugh in 1951 and Heather Nancy (Philip) Cressman in 1995. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
Nan always filled her homes with music, both classical and Broadway. Two of her favourite things were Yardley English lavender and Cadbury chocolate. Over the years she found special joy in her many beloved canine companions. In the 1970’s, Nan learned to drive, an activity she loved, and she remained a proud and careful car owner until she was in her eighties. After her many years of long working hours, Nan came to relish peaceful afternoons with a good book, and her music.
A graveside service was held at St. John’s Cemetery, 21557 Richmond Street, ARVA on Monday, September 20th at 11 AM. If you were unable to attend the service, the family invites you to join with them from the comfort of your home. Watch the service at your convenience by visiting www.facebook.com/haskettfh.