Born In: Sagona, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Born: March 4th, 1922
Passed in: White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: November 11th, 2013
March 4, 1922 - November 11, 2013
Our beautiful and loving mother, grandmother and sister, Nita, passed away on November 11, 2013 after enduring a number of illnesses that presented physical challenges but never took away her good spirits and optimism. Born March 4, 1922 on Sagona Island, Newfoundland, she lived many lives in different parts of the country.
Nita is survived by her daughters Margot and Katherine, their husbands Stephen Lane and Martin Lockyer, her grandchildren Griffin and Emily Lockyer, her sisters Sadie Hamilton, Clarissa (Charles) Stevenson, Dorcas (Stan) Keller, and Shirley Burgess. She also leaves brother-in-law Norm Tiller, sisters-in-law Sylvia Keeping and Mary Crosbie ,as well as many nieces and nephews.
After leaving Sagona to pursue her nursing studies at Grace Hospital in St. John's, NL she worked in various cottage hospitals in Newfoundland before travelling to Toronto for bigger opportunities. After meeting her future husband William (Bill) Crosbie in Muskoka she moved to Windsor, Ontario, and married in 1952. She pursued various interests (golfing, bowling, bridge, gardening, ceramics), travelled with her husband and friends (after Bill's untimely death in 1978) and volunteered with the IODE and the May Court Club.
Nita moved back to St. John's to join Katherine and enjoyed many happy years with family and friends and watching her grandchildren grow up. She continued her interest in financial affairs and enjoyed entertaining in the home she had decorated and was so proud of.
Her next life was in British Columbia where she moved to White Rock to be closer to her grandchildren and lived for 9 more years. She overcame cancer and lupus but eventually other illnesses took their toll and her last year presented many physical challenges. Nita passed away on November 11, 2013 at Peace Arch Hospital where she was very grateful for the care of the nurses on 6 North.
A memorial service will be held on Nov. 22 in White Rock at the Church of the Holy Trinity. A donation in memory of Nita may be made to the United Ostomy Association of Canada http://ostomycanada.ca/donations or to 344 Bloor Street West, Suite 501 Toronto, ON M5S 3A7.