Nancy Olisa Scobie (nee Anderson)

Nancy Olisa Scobie (nee Anderson)


September 28, 1917 – February 27, 2012

Nancy Scobie of

Kelowna, B.C., passed away peacefully at

Kelowna General

Hospital at the age of 94 years.

Nancy is survived by her daughter Jean Scobie of Kelowna B.C., seven

grandchildren: Randy, Lynda, Cheryl, Scott, Benjamin, Tori, Curtis; eight great


Matthew, Laura, Sarah, Jasmine, Andrea, Eric, Tawnee, Kai; great, great grandaughter Zoey; sisters: Berniece,

Mabel; brother William; numerous nieces

and nephews.

Nancy was predeceased by her husband Benjamin in 1944; son John in 1995; son Kenneth in 2006; longtime

companion Jack Perkins in 1988; parents: Andrew and Anna Anderson; sisters: Olga, Aldine, Betsy, Mary, Margaret; brothers: Albert, Arthur, Emil.

Nancy was one of twelve children, and she often spoke of her years growing up on the family farm. She enjoyed going to many dances with her sisters and brothers. She had many wonderful stories she told to her children of those

early years. Nancy married her husband Ben in 1936. Ben joined the R.C.A.F. in 1942 and lost his life in 1944. Nancy worked in Edmonton, AB while raising their children. In 1956, she moved to Yellowknife, NWT where she worked as a bookkeeper for several firms. She enjoyed living in the North, and often said some of her fondest memories were of those years.

Nancy moved to the Okanagan in 1976. Some of her

greatest joys were oil painting, gardening and the family

get-togethers in her home. She had such a kind and happy nature and a lovely smile for everyone. Nancy will be

lovingly remembered and greatly missed. We were blessed to have had her in our lives.

Much gratitude goes to the wonderful staff at the David Lloyd Jones Home for their compassionate care while

Nancy was there.

No service will be held as requested by Nancy. Cremation will take place and Nancy’s ashes will be properly placed by Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home. 250-765-3147.

In Lieu of flowers, donations to the

Alzheimers Society would be appreciated.

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