Nancy Kathleen McAdam

Nancy Kathleen McAdam

Nancy Kathleen McAdam, 70, passed away peacefully August 10th, 2015 at her home in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. A memorial service was held for family and friends on Saturday August 15th at Bowers Funeral Home.

Born July 23, 1945 in Victoria, Nan was the daughter of the late Allan and Kathleen McAdams. She will be remembered by her beloved children and their families: son Jonathan Witt and wife Anu of Saskatoon, their children Mira, Sona and Ashwin; daughter Heidi Grogan and husband Mike of Calgary and their children Aidan and Abby. She is survived by her sister Sue Reddick, brothers Gordon and Ian McAdam and their families. Nan will be deeply missed by the countless friends with whom she shared life.

Nan grew up in Nelson and loved life at the lake in the summers and skiing in the mountains in the winters. After leaving Nelson, she moved to Vancouver and graduated from UBC with a nursing degree. In her career as a nurse, Nan served the community in Salmon Arm with dedication and care. In her retirement, Nan cherished all her times spent with her children and grandchildren. Much of her life in Salmon Arm was reflected in her large garden, rows of canned peaches, stunning and intricate quilts, her cook-stove and farming. In recent years, she loved nothing more than being on the Shuswap Lake with her beloved dog Danny.

Nan leaves her friends and family a testament of courage and determination to live fully — whatever your age. Our lasting memory will be of her as mother, grandma, sister, friend taking to the road in her RV to enjoy what life had to offer her in the present moment.

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