Agnes(nan) Meek (nee Hannah) MCCONOCHIE


Agnes (nan) Meek (nee Hannah)

October 26, 1924- July 15, 2014

Nan passed away on Tuesday, July 15th with her family by her side. She is survived by her daughter Sharon Hastings (John) of Courtenay and her sons John McCabe (Karen) and Kevin McCabe of Courtenay, her step-children, Barbara Arseneau of Nanaimo, Betty Armour (Dave) of Courtenay and Lynda O’Connell (Mike) of Idaho, USA. She is also survived by her brothers Andrew Hannah (Joan), Robert Hannah (Loie) of Maple Ridge and George Hannah of Prince George, sister Elizabeth (Betty) Zaharia (John) of Maple Ridge. Nan will be fondly remembered by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Nan was predeceased by her husband William (Bill) McConochie, parents Andrew and Agnes Hannah, sister Helen (Nellie) and brother in-law Warren Kickbush and stepson William (Bill) McConochie.

Nan was born in East Whitburn, Scotland on Oct 26, 1924. She came to Canada with her parents and brother Andrew in 1928. The family settled in Haney, BC and then Nan moved to Courtenay in 1947.

Nan was a life member of the Royal Purple and held various chairs in the organization. She was always willing to lend a hand and volunteer her time and energy in her community where needed.

After retiring Nan and Bill travelled to various countries. They also enjoyed cruising, boating, RVing and curling. One of her greatest thrills was attending the Scot Tournament of Hearts in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1981 to be a cheerleader for her daughter Sharon. Another unforgettable experience was meeting Queen Elizabeth, when she visited Comox.

Nan will be remembered for her joy of life and infectious laughter. She took great pride in her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Nan has requested that there be no service but a private family get together will be held at a later date. Flowers gratefully declined, Nan and the family would appreciate donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank Eagle View for their loving kindness and care over Nan’s last year of life. We would also like to thank Casa Loma and Comox Valley Seniors Village for their friendship and care, when she made her home with them.

A special thank-you to Doctors Gornall and Ingrey for their compassionate care.

No Sad Tears For Me

I hope by now that some of the initial pain of my departure has begun to wear away…and that the kind carpet of pleasant memories has started to unroll. I only ask one thing: No sad tears for me, please. Every wonderful, delightful thrill, experience and emotion life has to offer has been mine.

So no sad tears for me, please.

Rather, recall me with a fond smile as the wife, daughter and friend who shared your laughter, tears and dreams through the years.

No sad tears for me, please.

I lived a goodly span of years and enjoyed them all. I’ve laughed a lot, cried a little…I’ve seen many sunsets and a few fresh dawns, walked in the April rain and watched the wheat fields roll. I loved a man and was loved in return and walked with the hands of young

people in my own.

No sad tears for me, please.

Think of the happy times; The Christmas mornings, the nieces, nephews, graduations, the Thanksgiving dinners and most of all, remember the thousand of times we were all together as family and friends. On Christmas Eve if there is a small star in the sky, look

at it with love and let it come into your heart…and remember me.

No sad tears for me, please.

A woman never really dies while there are those on Earth who

loved her. A woman is never gone as long as there are those who remember her with fondness…and as long as her memory evokes a wistful smile. All who have loved, and who have been loved, have earned a piece of immortality…

No sad tears for me, please

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