Fagan, Tracy Michelle

June 7, 1958 to Sept. 4, 2011

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Tracy on Sunday.

Tracy’s heart was as big as the world that she travelled. No one can say that she didn’t get the most out of every life experience. She embraced friends and family in every aspect of her life.

Tracy started her career at Pacific Coastal Airlines at Cassidy Airport right after graduation from NDSS; she retired after 25 years in the aviation business with Air Canada Jazz in 2003. Following her retirement at Air Canada Jazz and travels around the world, she revived her aviation career with a wonderful supportive group of people at West Coast Helicopters.

Through her work with the airlines she met and married her husband Michael Thompson, a pilot who shared her passion for travel. Michael flew all over the world which allowed Tracy to continue to experience new places and meet a whole new group of friends.

Tracy was an active Nanaimo community supporter from her days as a member of the Nanaimo Realty Marching Band, bathtub racer & Committee Member, to a member of the New Generation Chorus, The Altrusa Club, the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce, and fundraising for The Cancer Agency.

Tracy fought a valiant fight against the disease that also took the lives of her husband Michael Thompson, her Mom Joy Fagan, her Aunties Rose Bell, Lucille Fagan, Uncles Brian and Dermott Fagan. She was predeceased by her grandparents Pat & Rose Fagan and George and Joyce Randerson.

Tracy leaves to mourn her passing – her Dad Pat Fagan, brother Stephen Fagan, sister Terry Berger (Allen), nieces Kaela & Michelle Berger, step-son Evan Thompson, father-in-law Don Thompson; Mike’s twin sister Penny (Doug) McFarlane & family, brother-in-law Jim Thompson, and numerous relatives. Tracy’s world wide circles of friends were a wonderful support to her during Mike’s illness, her mom’s illness and her own challenges with cancer. They are forever in our thoughts and prayers.

A celebration of life will be held on the 17th of September 2011 @ 1100 hours at St. Peters Catholic Church – Celebration to follow in the church basement.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Research Foundation.

Let’s find a cure.

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