Nancy Cookman late of Chilliwack, passed away on June 21, 2005 in the Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 63. She was born in Lanark, Scotland on September 1, 1941 and lived in the Chilliwack area for 50 years.
Nancy worked as a clerk for Continuing Care at the Upper Fraser Valley Health Unit for 14 years prior to her retirement on September 13, 2001. In her very own words some of her favourite things to do were spending time with family and close friends, especially camping trips, outdoor gatherings and family dinners. She enjoyed craft-days with her children and grandchildren as well as her fellow retirees. Nancy loved her garden, the greenhouse, knitting, crocheting and a day at the river fishing. But, her most favourite thing to do was to troll around a lake in the Caribou fishing for trout. Mom looked forward to camping with friends and family, playing Scrabble and games and sitting by the campfire.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Les, of 9 years, and children, Laurie, Janet, Kevin (Cheri); her husband Les’ children, Grant (Brenda), Darcy (Roger), Derek (Tracy), Janice (Mich) and Ricky and their children; her grandchildren, Kyla Bailey, Derek Bailey, Tyler Archibald, Miranda Archibald, Brittany Waslen, Jayden Johnstone, Logan Prachnau and Hailey Prachnau and her great grandchildren Jenaya Mott and Brody Archibald. She is also survived by her sister Ray (Bert) Petrie, brothers Jim (Lauretta) Lumsden and Dave (Wanda) Lumsden and an aunt Betty Taylor as well as many nieces and nephews. Nancy was predeceased by her parents, Jim and Nan Lumsden.
Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, June 27, 2005 from the Chapel at Henderson’s Funeral Home in Chilliwack at 1:00 pm with Pastor Graeme Isbister officiating. Donations may be made to the B.C. Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Arthritis Society.