Postons, Nancy

Postons, Nancy

December 1st, 2017

(REVISED)

Our family is sad to announce the end of a life well-lived. Two days shy of her 90th birthday, Nancy Postons died on December 1, 2017 at London Health Sciences Centre. She leaves behind her loving husband, Arthur, of 64 years; children John (Cynthia), Mike (Mallu), Leslie, and Craig (Caroline); grandchildren Mark (Cassandra), Sheila (John), Anna, Nancy (Wesley), Jamie (Rachel), Jonas (Cori), Emma, Henry, Julia, Alexandra, and a new great-grandson, Alex Josias Ferreras Stewart, who arrived on Sunday, December 10th, 2017! (Farewells and new beginnings...) Nancy was born in Toronto in 1927, the daughter of Florence and Frank Spring, and sister to Fred and Delphine, both deceased. In 1953, our Dad, a young electrical engineer from England’s Midlands somehow swept Nancy off her feet, and they went on to a lifetime together in Hamilton and London. Although their lives were devoted to all things “home,” Mom and Dad enjoyed travelling both near and far: from regular cross-country skiing trips to the Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont and the annual rite of walking the Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine to seeing Mike and Mallu married in Finland and even taking the Trans-Siberian Railway all the way from Beijing to Moscow. But Mom’s real roots (and heart) were as a caregiver. She was the Gold Medalist in her nursing training at Peterborough Civic Hospital, later working for years as a registered nurse at Komoka Nursing Home. She gave countless hours, in retirement, to gently holding hands as a palliative care volunteer. And her sense of community extended far beyond healthcare. A strong person of faith, Mom was a choir member at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church for 50 years, never missing a practice. She’s also remembered by her many friends and neighbours in the Queen Anne Circle community, where she spent most of her life. Perhaps the best indicators of her sense of care and community were her 20 consecutive annual trips with Jamaica Self-Help, helping the poor and destitute at a health clinic in one of Kingston, Jamaica’s worst slums. Her relationships there became deeply rooted extended family. The tiny pleasures in life were important to Mom, too. ‘Puttering’ in her kitchen. Theatre trips to Toronto. A game of Scrabble, which she usually won. The soft touch of her cat, Bertie, nestled on her lap. Neil Diamond on the CD player. Her weekly bridge group. Knitting a simple dish cloth (many times!). Home-made birthday cards. Sitting in the sun on the patio with a half-glass of lemonade. Preparing her annual basket of $5 gifts to pass out to us kids and grandkids after every Christmas dinner. These small touches defined Mom and will be how we most remember her. Special thanks to Dianna and Gynet for their trusted, loving care and attention in Mom’s final months at home. Visitation at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Friday, December 15 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Friends are invited to a celebration of Nancy‘s life at ST. AIDAN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 1246 Oxford Street West, London on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation at the church at 9:30 a.m. Luncheon reception immediately following. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations gladly accepted to London Health Sciences Foundation or to a charity of your choice. 

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Carol and Brian HughesOur deepest condolences to Leslie and family. I had no idea when I was thinking of you a couple of days ago but so glad a hug was sent. Much love and many more hugs to all.
Gord and Heather WarrenDear John, Cynthia and Family, What a wonderful tribute to your dear mother. She surely filled her life with much care and love to others. We are saddened to hear of her passing and send out our prayers and love to all of you as you deal with your loss and live with your many memories.
Gynet AllderTo Arthur and family, saddend by the loss of Nancy. In my short time knowing her she was such a darling. May God Bless her and keep her under his wings. Love Gynet
Mary Pipitone We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mary and Iggy Pipitone
Debbie GodfreyDear John and family, I am so sorry for your loss of such an important family member. Her life is an inspiration to those left behind.
Dawn KershawDear Mr. Postons and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Mrs. Poston's passing. Hers was indeed a life well-lived. She gave so much to so many, and together you raised children who continue to live your example. I am especially thinking of you, Mr. Postons, and sending you much love and support.
Marisa KaczmarczykDear Art and family, I was very saddened to hear of Nancy's passing. I have vivid memories of her smile, her laughter, and her gentle touch. The two of you together made such a wonderful team --- and have given so much to your community, here in Canada and in Jamaica. I know Nancy has touched the lives of so many people - she will be sadly missed by many of us. With much love to all the family, and a special hug for you Art - Marisa
Robert Black and Judy AdamsDear Art, John, Cynthia, Mike, Leslie and Craig - we were very sad to learn that your dear wife and Mom, Nancy, had passed away. She was a lovely and warm-hearted lady. It was inspirational to read your tribute to her and she lived her life as an example for all of us. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your families at this difficult time.
Faith and Ken EmbletonTo Uncle Art and all my cousins! It was with a very sad heart i heard of Aunt Nan's passing. We all loved her so. She was angel on earth and I am sure she is now one sitting on the right hand of God and most likely singing . I will always cherish my memories of her. I loved it that she came to visit me and we had so much enjoyment time together. It meant the world to me. I send love and prayers to all of you. I know there are really no words that take the pain of loss away but my heart is with all of you in your grief. Hugs Ken and Faith and family in Yellowknife.
Lori & Mel StanghettaUncle Art & family, So sorry to hear about Aunt Nan. I wish we could be there with all of you but please know we are holding you in our hearts and prayers. Aunt Nancy always had a beautiful smile every time I saw her and was such a kind, kind person. She will be truly missed by many and I know we will see her again someday in eternity. Love to all, Lori
Bette SpringArt & family, Our hearts are heavy at the loss of a very special person. Nan's life of service is over. She loved and served many here on earth and now loved ones and rewards await her in eternity. Our loss is truly Heaven's gain. Thinking of you all. Much love, Bette
Donna SecordDear Art and family-I am deeply saddened by the loss of Nancy. I fondly remember the two trips to Jamaica, and the caring compassionate way that she treated her patients there. She will be missed by so many.
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