Nancy Louise Little (nee Reade)
April 19, 1944 – March 12, 2014
It is with deep sadness that our family announces the peaceful passing of Nancy Little after a brief struggle with cancer. She died at home in the arms of her husband, Rodger and surrounded by her immediate family and a few of her closest friends (family really). Just her style, a home full of the people she loved! As always, she was brave, gracious and positive, thinking of everyone around her, until the end.
She was a Mom, Nana, and Great Grandma. She loved her many nieces, nephews and step relatives and their families. Nancy always enjoyed her career. In Port Hardy, she owned Gerry’s fabric store and sewing shop. After moving to Campbell River in 1973, she returned to school to pursue accounting. She worked at several businesses including McFee Supply and Sayward Timber until she retired. On top of working full time, school and being a mom, she enjoyed cooking & entertaining, gardening, fishing, sewing, canning, crafts, boating and travel. Her latest loves were camping and riding ATVs. She wintered in Yuma, AZ for many years.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Rodger Thebeau; daughters, Cherie (Bill) Chalmers and Jorgina Little (John Robilliard); sons, Darcy and Tony Thebeau; 8 grandchildren, 3 in Campbell River: Trina (Al) and Mandy Chalmers, Lynsay (Aaron) Chalmers-Clarke and 5 grandchildren out of town, as well as six great-grandchildren. Brother David (Cecile) Reade, sister Connie Lucyk. She was predeceased by her mother and father, Doris & Ron Arbuthnot; brother, Doug Reade; daughter, Melanie Thebeau; brother-in-law, John Lucyk and niece, Marianne Lucyk.
Our family would like to give a special thank you to nurses, Barb and Marleen, and Dr. Leizl Sullivan and Dr. Allen, for their sincere care and compassion while helping Nancy through her illness. In addition, a heartfelt thank you to her very dear friend, Carol Smith, who dedicated herself to giving Nancy the best of care and friendship during her last few months.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 1:00pm followed by a Reception and Celebration of Life at the Maritime Heritage Centre – 621 Island Highway. Please, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to local Campbell River charities: Cameryn’s Cause, CR Hospice or CR Transition House.