Josephine Sybil NASBY

Josephine Sybil Nasby passed away Dec. 16, 2002 at the Rosedale Hospice, Calgary, AB, at the age of 80 years.

She will be sadly missed by her children Bill Nasby of Austin, Texas; Beverely Hipolito (Allan) of Calgary, AB; Michael Nasby of Vancouver, BC; Patricia Nasby of Okotoks, AB; Steven Nasby of Vancouver; and Ray Nasby of Ladysmith, BC; grandchildren Chad, Chris, Jessica, Celeste, Trina, Dixie, Ray, Cody, Derrick, Michael, Roni and Devyn, all of BC; a great-granddaughter Elyssa.

Josephine is also survived by her sisters, Patricia Heaumann of Lincolnshire, England, and Connie Pearson of San Jose, CA, and many other relatives and friends.

Josephine “Jo” was born and raised in Crossfield, AB. She then moved to Calgary where she enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and completed five years active duty for our country. Upon completion, she then returned to Calgary and opened her own cafe, working there until her marriage in 1951.

After raising her six children, she retired in Chilliwack, BC and continued to be very active with her local bowling leagues which went on to win bronze in the Olympics on the Canadian women’s team. She recently returned to her native Alberta residing in Calgary with her family. After a short but courageous battle with cancer, she has returned home to be with her Lord, our Father in Heaven.

We express our sincere thanks to the staff at the Rosedale Hospice for their care and love to Mom.

The little star shines brighter

as an Angel hurries by

Wings welcoming the newest soul

To fly across the sky.

The journey here has ended

Yet a new one has begun

We will see her smile forever

As she dances in the sun

— by Naiomi-Mary

In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted at your local Hospice. Cremation and arrangements are in care of Pierson’s Funeral Service, Calgary, AB. 403-235-3602.