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NANCY JANE MEIKLE (published on April 14, 2010)

NANCY JANE MEIKLE Nancy Jane Meikle was born in Moose Jaw, on March 2, 1955 and passed away in Moose Jaw on April 8, 2010. For most of the intervening years, she lived life to the fullest and travelled and worked in many parts of the world. Nancy is predeceased by her father Robert Meikle; her grandparents Matle and Ted Housego and James and Vera Meikle; all of her father's siblings and by her cousins Marilyn Pruysers and Theresa Foster. She is survived by her mother Vivian Meikle and sister Pat Aldred (Malcolm) of Moose Jaw, sister Sandra Nichol (Shane) of Calgary, sister Judy Fredeen (Edward) of Medicine Hat, brother Rob Meikle (Cathy) of Winnipeg; brother Bill and his mother Jane Meikle of Edmonton; uncle Ian Housego (Billie) and aunt Irene Meikle of Vancouver. Auntie Nancy adored her nieces and nephews Brodi (Pam), Riel and Merran (Jesse) Aldred; Aaron (Bryanna, Daniel) Nichol; Michael (Cathy, Logan, Jaxon) Nichol and Tristan, Keisha, Caitlin and Garrett Fredeen. Also left to mourn are many cousins and their families and extended family from many parts of the globe. We happily shared our Nancy with countless friends and families around the world, many of whom she visited with over the past year as she lived with her illness. Nancy studied nursing in both Winnipeg and Victoria, trained as a midwife in Wellington, New Zealand and studied in Townsville, Australia to obtain a master's degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She participated in the health care and human services fields for the majority of her career. She worked at nursing stations in many communities in the far north; volunteered with community development projects in Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Laos, Cambodia; worked as a nurse at the special care baby unit (SCBU) and the emergency department of Nelson Hospital in New Zealand and instructed nursing students both in New Zealand and most recently on behalf of Dalhousie University, in Iqaluit, Nunavut. As a family, our lives have been enriched by both exciting and daring vicarious experiences and for the opportunities she created for us to join her in many far off destinations. We also had the privilege to expand our own circles of friends. We enjoyed the company, and often the hospitality, of her myriad of friends - while visiting in their countries or, as we happily extended hospitality on her behalf when she would direct friends to stay with her family if they happened to be visiting Canada. Many thanks to Dr. Geyer, the staff of the Union Hospital in Moose Jaw, Home Care staff, the Allan Blair Cancer Centre in Regina and the Nelson (New Zealand) Hospital for your care and concern during Nancy's recent illness. A gathering to celebrate Nancy's life will be held at St. Andrew's United Church on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. Her cousin Gail Clark will preside. Flowers are graciously declined by the family, however for those who may wish to make a donation to a charity in remembrance of Nancy, please consider the Canadian Cancer Society or Save the Children (Canada or New Zealand branches). As her uncle Ian Housego so eloquently wrote she was a beautiful human being given over to helping others through their trials and tribulations and also through their happy times. She was admired, respected and loved by people far and wide . In living memory of Nancy, a tree will be planted in Besant Park by W. J. Jones Son Funeral Home, Moose Jaw, toll free 1-877-693-4644 . Please sign the memorial register at website: (Obituaries).

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