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.
Donations to Days For Girls, London would be appreciated by the family.
Jill, thinking of you today, had many good conversations with your Mom, when she was herein London.
Hugs and special thoughts for you and your family!
M-J. and Grant
Your mother lived a long and interesting life. It was wonderful that you were able to spend the last days with her. I hope you can hold on to that knowing that you were by her side at a time when she really needed you. We love you and my not be able to make it to the funeral in person, but we will be their supporting you in spirit.
Jill & Terry !
Just read of your Mom’s passing….a sad moment for you & your families.
Sharyn & Doug Dalrymple
I first met Nan in 1994 when she moved in across the street from us in Goderich. I was 14 years old and we quickly became great friends. I’m 41 now and she has been a constant friend and mentor all these years. I will miss our joking together, the late nights spent listening to LPs, our hours-long telephone calls, and her many stories of the land army. She was a woman of incredible wit, insight, intelligence, and kindness. Rest in peace my dear friend. I will miss you greatly.
Nan was a grand old gal. Aways up for an adventure! Happy Trails! RIP
Heather and Maya
Sending our love Jo
Thinking of you, Jill and Terry.
Blue Water Rest Home
Sending condolences on behalf of the Residents, Staff and Board at Blue Water Rest Home. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time.