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ture-lun­cheons there. The new base­ment will al­low for bet­ter stor­age of ar­chives be­cause it will be cli­mate con­trolled. A balustrade will be added to the roof and foun­da­tion stones that were re­moved were sliced in half and will be used as sid­ing.

A ma­jor do­na­tion cov­ered most of the costs of the ren­o­va­tion while fundrais­ing ef­forts added the rest. The new so­lar­ium is ex­pected to be closed in by the win­ter and in­au­gu­rated in the spring. – Nancy was born in Fred­er­ic­ton, NB on Au­gust 28th, 1933 and died in the Aberdeen Hospi­tal, New Glas­gow, on Septem­ber 17th, 2012; wel­comed home by the Lord, and the an­gels of heaven. She is sur­vived by her lov­ing hus­band Harry, his chil­dren Joanne (Mary), Philadel­phia, PA, Kevin, Toronto, ON, Robin, Man­otick, ON and her friend Jean, of North Bay, ON, Lau­ren, Ne­pean, ON, grand­chil­dren Ivy and Grif­fin (Lau­ren), Aaron (Kevin), brother Ste­wart (Vicki), Cookeville, TN, sis­ter-in-law Alice, Cal­gary, AB. She was pre­de­ceased by her par­ents, Kathryn and Bryce Love of New Glas­gow, broth­ers Richey, the hus­band of Alice and Wil­liam Ge­orge in in­fancy. A close fam­ily, she had many cousins, most now de­ceased, but still has close ties to her cousin Ma­ri­etta Free­land, Que­bec City. As a young­ster, Nancy was al­ways in­ter­ested in sports, and en­joyed run­ning, bas­ket­ball and soc­cer, as team ac­tiv­i­ties. She ex­celled in high school bas­ket­ball and went on to play one se­mes­ter with the girls’ bas­ket­ball team of Aca­dia Univer­sity in Wolfville. Early on, she re­ceived a diploma of pub­lic recre­ation from the Univer­sity of Bri­tish Columbia and later a BA de­gree from Aca­dia. Be­com­ing a ded­i­cated teacher, she be­gan her teach­ing ca­reer at Stanstead Col­lege, Stanstead, QC and then took a break to earn her teach­ing diploma from MacDon­ald Col­lege, fol­low­ing which she was asked to teach phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion at Sher­brooke High School, Sher­brooke, QC, where she be­gan to amass a num­ber of stu­dents who loved her dearly, and to this day, en­joy re­mind­ing ev­ery­one that “Nancy Love (later Brown) was their coach!”. Her hus­band Harry re­mem­bers count­less hours af­ter school, and in the evenings, when he would wait out­side the gym­na­sium doors for her to fin­ish her games, or prac­tise ses­sions, al­ways proud of her end­less en­ergy and love for her work and stu­dents. For years she was also a mem­ber of the Len­noxville Curl­ing Club and played bas­ket­ball with a lo­cal women’s team. When the then new re­gional high school was be­ing built, she was one of five phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion teach­ers se­lected by the school board to visit sev­eral schools in the New Eng­land area, with ac­tive and suc­cess­ful phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams, to gain in­sight into means to cre­ate sim­i­lar pro­grams for the new school named Alexan­der Galt Re­gional High School, Len­noxville, QC. She then taught in that school and coached in­ter­scholas­tic girls teams in track, bas­ket- ball and soc­cer, un­til her re­tire­ment in 1990. Her work is re­mem­bered by “The Nancy Brown Soc­cer Tour­na­ment”, held ev­ery fall, on that cam­pus. But she was ac­tive in other ac­tiv­i­ties as well. She and her hus­band both ac­tively work in their church, St. An­drew’s Pres­by­te­rian Church, Sher­brooke, and she had been pres­i­dent of the Lady’s Guild, for many years. She also en­joyed be­ing a mem­ber of the Len­noxville Quil­ters, where each week, through­out the school year, she would join her friends in quilt­ing. She loved to cook and to en­ter­tain friends and fam­ily mem­bers for din­ner or lunch. When health prob­lems in her lat­ter years in­hib­ited her ca­pac­ity for hik­ing, cross coun­try ski­ing and walk­ing in gen­eral, she joined an aqua fit­ness group at Bishop’s Univer­sity, Sher­brooke, which helped her mo­bil­ity, and she en­joyed the ac­com­pa­ny­ing so­cial ben­e­fits. A bet­ter than av­er­age bridge player, she looked for­ward to play­ing with her friends reg­u­larly. She was a beloved teacher, coach, mother, wife and friend, and will be deeply missed, but all are com­forted by the Psalmist’s words found in Psalm 116:15,

Visi­ta­tion 6-8 pm Fri­day in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glas­gow, to al­low the op­por­tu­nity to ex­press con­do­lences to the fam­ily. Her life will be cel­e­brated in a ser­vice to be held at 11 a.m. Satur­day, Septem­ber 22nd, in Lit­tle Har­bour Pres­by­te­rian Church, fol­lowed by in­ter­ment in nearby Church Brook Ceme­tery. A memo­rial ser­vice in Nancy’s hon­our will also be held at 2 p.m., Oc­to­ber 13th, 2012 in her home church, St. An­drew’s Pres­by­te­rian Church, Sher­brook, QC. Any­one wish­ing to make do­na­tions in Nancy’s mem­ory can make it to the Lady’s Guild of St. An­drew’s Pres­by­te­rian Church, Sher­brooke, the Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion or a char­ity of choice. Con­do­lences may be sent by vis­it­ing: www.rh­porter.ca

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