January 17, 1942 - June 9, 2021
Funeral Home Wojcik's Funeral Chapel
NANCY LOUISE RUMMERY (NEE COGHLAN)
January 17, 1942 – June 9, 2021
With great sadness, we announce Nancy passed away on June 9, 2021. Nancy leaves behind many family and friends, and losing her is profoundly felt by her beloved husband Allan; children Randy (Carlene) and Tracy (Les); adored grandchildren Sydney, Andrew and Shelby; siblings Patrick, Warren (Darlene), Roy (Marlene) and Eileen (Barry); much-loved nieces and nephews Leah, Geoffrey, Ian and Derek; and sisters-in-law Pat and Judy (Joe). Nancy was predeceased by parents Thomas and May; nephew Cory; and brother-in-law Leo.
Nancy entered the world on January 17, 1942 and grew up in St. James. She attended St. James Collegiate, and made many friendships – notably, lifelong friend, Mary Gower, who she sadly lost a few years ago. We have no doubt “Nancy and Mary” are enjoying a post-game beverage at a curling club, somewhere, out there.
Setting out as an adult, Nancy met the love of her life, Allan, and in 1966 they began their loving bond as husband and wife. Together they raised their kids, and Mom was always there with love, encouragement, compassion, and band-aids, sometimes all four at the same time. With family and friends, she loved to sit around the table or the pool, enjoying conversation, a good game of cards and sometimes a tasty beverage or two.
As her kids got older, Mom set out for a career, working for Westport Insurance and then for the provincial government. Consistently, she received praise for her professionalism and good humour, bettering both of her workplaces by her everyday presence. Nancy was always grateful to her dear friend Pat Dunlop for encouraging her to start and maintain her career in the civil service.
Nancy and Al enjoyed travel, going to many Briers, the tropics and even to a wedding in College Station, PA. Beloved friends, including Errol and Kathy, Lawrence and Joyce, Gil and Sharon, and Lorne and Ruth made these times special and memorable.
Nancy especially shone from 2001 onward, as her three grandchildren arrived into the world. She loved to spend time with them and rejoiced in every one of their achievements.
We extend our profound gratitude to the Winnipeg Paramedic Service and to the ER team at St. Boniface Hospital. Their dedicated efforts and compassionate care made a tremendous difference to our family.
Nancy brought joy into this world, and we will miss her every day.
In accordance with Nancy’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Winnipeg Humane Society would be appreciated.