Nan Arnold passed away on May 4, 2015 at Wexford Creek Care facility. She was born on August 1, 1921 in Peachland, BC. She grew up in Vancouver where she lived until her marriage to Clarence Arnold in 1941. They were married for 54 years until Clare’s passing in 1995.
Their daughter, Marilyn, was born while they lived in Prince Rupert. They moved back to Vancouver where their son, Robert, was born. Later the family moved to Victoria where they lived until retirement. They travelled by trailer across the USA and Canada for 6 months. They moved to Nanaimo in 1963.
Nan was predeceased by her parents Sam and Jessie Michael, sister Mary Brown, and brother Robert Michael.
She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Williams (Squamish), son Robert (Betty) Arnold, grandchildren Dean, Michael & Shelly Williams; Steven & John (Erin) Arnold; 8 great grand children, nieces and nephews; special friend, Beryl Hamilton and her very special four legged friend, Maggie.
Nan was a perfectionist and excelled in sewing, knitting, crocheting and tole painting. She believed that if you are going to anything, always do it to the best of your ability.
She belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary to the Harewood Fire Department where she was president for one term; the TOPS Nanaimo group; Bowen seniors where she attended many activities with her friend, Jean Thomas.
Nan loved her family and enjoyed her time with them, especially her visits with Bob, Betty & Maggie.
We would like to thank the VIHA Home Support, Deb Rose, the staff at Kiwanis Villa, Dr. N. Rogers, Dr. Barron, and the caring staff at Wexford Creek where she spent her final years. A special thank you to the Wexford staff for the honour guard they gave Nan. It was very moving and thoughtful. You were all very special to her and the family appreciates all you did for her. Nan was a very special lady to all of us and she will be sorely missed.
No service by request. Flowers are gratefully declined. If so desired, donations may be make to the SPCA, Nanaimo Food bank or to a charity of your choice.
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