It is with great sadness that the family of Nancy Christine Conrad, 74, of Lower Rose Bay, announces her passing on Friday, December 2, 2022, at the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, surrounded by her loved ones. Nancy was a very private and selfless person whom these words might embarrass, however, the hole she leaves in the hearts and social calendars of so many would never go unnoticed.
Family was very important to Nancy; she loved big family gatherings and would often host extended family dinners and took it upon herself to care for the elders in her family. Nancy’s love and support of her children was unwavering, and she made sure to celebrate every event in her children’s lives and stated that her most important job was bringing up her three beautiful children. Her love of life, family, friends, and the community at large were so important to her. Nancy would not miss a hike, group walk, or community dance with Johnnie if she could help it; she even attended on rolling crutches. She considered other’s needs as important as her own and would often not be at home because she was off doing something for someone. Whether it be driving them somewhere, making a social visit or bringing them a meal. Nancy was the golden thread of love spun invisibly through the hearts and lives of her family and friends.
Nancy’s quiet courage, strength of spirit, creativity and sense of humour will be carried forward by those who knew and loved her. She had adornments and ornaments to decorate the house for every season, I mean every season: Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, St Paddy’s Day, Canada Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving. She was always open to exploring new things and events and this was the cause of her meeting Johnnie, who was always by her side and willing to go along with any shenanigans she got up to.
Over the years Nancy worked at the Riverport Fish Plant, Stedman’s, Philip Cook’s Insurance Agency, and the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission. A faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church, she supported the work of the church in any way she could, as financial secretary, Sunday school teacher, member of the church bell choir and the E.L.W. Over the years, Nancy volunteered at Centre Consolidated Elementary School helping the teachers of each of her three children, she also volunteered with the Fisherman’s Memorial Hospital’s gift shop and many other organizations that asked her to lend a hand.
Born in Lunenburg, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Florence (Joudrey) Conrad. She is survived by her husband, John LeBlanc; daughters, Janine Himmelman, Bridgewater, Christine Himmelman (Jason Little), Hubley; son, Wade, Bridgewater; sister, Brenda (Earl) Bachman, Lunenburg and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Nancy was predeceased by the father of her children, Eric Himmelman; sisters, Mona Annis, Carolyn Walsh; and two infant brothers.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Highway 3, Lunenburg. A service to celebrate Nancy’s life will be held on Wednesday December 14, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, First South, followed by a Celebration of Life. Her family asks you to bring stories and fond memories to share. Interment will be in the First South Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, Soul’s Harbour Rescue Mission, Bridgewater or to the Second Story Women’s Centre. www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca