Nancy Kathleen Bryant-Bain (née Jones)

January 29, 1951 ~ August 15, 2020

 

It is with great sadness that the family of Nancy Bryant-Bain (née Jones) announces her passing on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the age of 69 years at the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton. Nancy is lovingly remembered by her children, Casandra (Nathaniel), Kimberly (Greg) and James (Sirina); her grandchildren, Jack, Isaac, Angus, Brynn and Marcus.

 

Nancy was born to parents Gloria and Jack Jones, on January 29, 1951 in Weston, York County. She grew up in Etobicoke as a young child, and on a great farmhouse in Caledon East in her teen years. She loved to play baseball and play the guitar as a teen. With her love for folk music, she entered into a number of folk competitions and sang many a Gordon Lightfoot songs. Her summers were spent in Port Carling, Muskoka on Lake Joseph with her large extended family. Nancy loved to recount stories of her mom, dad, and siblings Heather-Anne (predeceased) and husband John, Doug (Donna-Dale), Matthew (Terri), Randy (Treya), Alison (Michael) and Ron (Jackie). Over the years as the family grew, she happily enjoyed time in Muskoka with her children and many nieces and nephews.

A large part of her life was spent in Aurora, Ontario where her children grew up. She worked in administration for the York Region Board of Education. Once her children ‘flew the coup’, Nancy moved to Muskoka with her second husband Allen F. Bain (predeceased) and her beloved pets. She enjoyed the great outdoors and was committed to her work in the service sector.

 

Nancy eventually moved to Markham to spend time with her children and grandchildren. After she retired, she moved to Gibbons, Alberta to share more of her time with her son and his family.

 

Her grandchildren will fondly remember the time she spent with them. She nurtured and cared for them as babies and could often be found on the ground playing with them. They loved to play games and sing songs together. In the last few years she was a big fan of their sports activities (rugby, soccer, baseball and hockey) and loved to watch her granddaughter in Scottish Highland dancing.

 

Nancy will be greatly missed. Her faith and love for God was present every day of her life. Jesus was an incredible source of strength and comfort to her. She was a kind, generous soul who opened her arms to anyone in need. She never missed an opportunity to express her love to her family and was content simply being with them. Even in challenging times, Nancy’s faith in God and love for her family never faltered. She was known for her beautiful singing voice, delicious cooking and her skill with the sewing needle. When younger, she was an avid golfer and played very well. Nancy spent much of her retirement knitting and crocheting for family and friends. She gifted many of her creations to the Vernon Live Well Clinic in Vernon, BC.

 

Funeral arrangements are being organized and family will be contacted. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memoriam to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

We will miss your beautiful spirit, your beautiful eyes and your beautiful smile.

 

 

 

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