Kristiansen, Daphne Pamela

Daphne passed away, February 9, 2016, born October 28, 1920, in Brighton England, second born with two sisters, Mary and Dorothy.

Nan grew up in Brighton and was an accomplished swimmer prior to the war.  She enjoyed swimming at Beban Park, swimming up to 40 lengths well into her 80’s.  Nan survived the depression and World War II, working for the NAFFI in London until 1945.  She met and married Ray Winkler of the Royal Canadian Third Engineers in London in April of 1943, and immigrated to Canada in 1946.  They lived in Milestone, Saskatchewan, where they worked on the family farm until their first child, Pamela, was born.  They soon after moved to Nanaimo.  When their second child, Roger was born in 1949, Nan felt it was important to travel back to Saskatchewan to have the support of her family.   Nan worked for the Vancouver Island Regional Library headquarters from the early 1960’s until she retired in 1984.

She is survived by her children, Pamela (Stan) Wood and Roger (Lynn) Winkler, grandchildren, Todd, Jason, Kelly, Steven, Ryan, and Shannon, eleven great-grandchildren and many other relatives around the globe.  The Wood family and the Winkler family would like to thank Dr. Peter King and the caregivers at Dufferin Place for the great care they provided to Nan.

Thanks to all for your love and support, no service by request, flowers gratefully declined.  If you wish, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.

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