Nancy Margo Balcom
Obituary for Nancy Margo Balcom
It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Nancy on November 24, 2019 at home. She had been diagnosed with cancer two years ago. Nancy was the beloved mother of Laura; wonderful daughter of Joan Marie and the late Paul Balcom; best baby sister to Lynn Hamilton and Michael (Sandy) Balcom; and a cherished aunt to Christopher (Megan) and Cory (Michelle) Balcom and the late Jacob Hamilton.
Nancy obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Dalhousie University in 1988. She was most recently employed by Manulife as a Business Systems Analyst. Prior to this she held positions with CGI as a Senior Consultant, and a Pension Administration Supervisor with Maritime Life. Her professional career spanned over 30 years.
The pride, joy and love of Nancy's life was her smart and beautiful daughter Laura. They lived, worked and played as a team. Nancy's "happy place" was the family cottage at Lake Torment, where she lovingly tended a large vegetable garden. Many fun adventures were had at the cottage with family and friends. She enjoyed swimming, hikes with her dog and being in nature. Her last canoe ride at the cottage was October 27th.
Her loyal friends since childhood were very important to her. She continued to form more friendships throughout life including her dog walking companions, her fellow employees and Laura's fantastic former caregivers. The family would like to acknowledge the support that these people have provided and a special thanks to her "other brother" for the yard maintenance during her illness.
Nancy lived her life to its conclusion with grace, dignity and courage. Her positive spirit kept her moving forward allowing cherished memories to be made for all who loved her. During her illness she received excellent care from her medical team. We will miss Nancy beyond what words can express.
A celebration of Nancy's life will be held on Monday, December 2nd, at 1 p.m. in Rockingham United Church, 12 Flamingo Drive, Halifax with Reverend Sarah Reaburn officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Donations in memory of Nancy can be made to the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation - Molly Appeal or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences can be left at www.donaldkwalker.ca
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