Ecclestone, Nancy - peacefully at University Hospital on Monday, December 19, 2011, Nancy Ann Ecclestone of London in her 75th year. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Ted Ecclestone. Nancy will be missed by her four children, Susan, Ted and his wife Anna-Maria, Peter and his wife Sarah, and James; grandchildren Teddy, Aidan, Liam, Amy, Samantha, and John. Dear sister of Tom Kirkpatrick, Mary Ferguson and Susan Taylor. Nancy received Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Western Ontario and her Teacher's Certificate from the University of Toronto. She was a teacher, computer programmer and the Director of the Centre for Activity and Ageing. Nancy served on many volunteer committees, including the London Art Gallery and the Women's Christian Association. A generous grandmother, family was very important to Nancy. She always sought out and excelled at new challenges including obtaining a computer science degree after raising four children, learning to play the clarinet in her retirement, and breaking 100 at golf in her seventies. Visitation on Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. A celebration of her life will be conducted at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 280 St. James St. at Wellington, on Thursday, December 22 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, 1490 Richmond St., London, ON N6G 2M3 would be gratefully acknowledged.
December 19, 2011, 3:59 pm
Ted and family,
My deep condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gillian Uy (nee Benson)
December 19, 2011, 6:32 pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your mum was a remarkable woman. I feel blessed to have known her. May her spirit soar.
December 19, 2011, 6:43 pm
I had the great pleasure of sitting beside Nancy in the London Concert Band and admired her courage in the face of some daunting health problems. I will miss her.
Bruce and Debra Seago
December 20, 2011, 9:32 am
The Seago family would like to express our sincerest condolences. Your family is our thoughts.
December 21, 2011, 9:58 am
My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.My condolences on your loss.
December 21, 2011, 10:02 am
Ted and Family,our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The DeMita Family
December 21, 2011, 12:51 pm
Dear Susan, Ted, Peter and Jamie
I am sorry I am away on Sabbatical (living in Canmore, Alberta) and will not be able to attend the visitation or funeral. Many memories have been flooding back of “celebration” of Nancy’s life. We worked together for about 17 years with Nancy as employee, collaborator, and boss (well, really she was always the boss); for most everyday of those years we would spend time together organizing and carrying out the study of over 400 older adults, writing grants side by side at the computer, discussing Centre issues, or chatting about what our families were up to. It was a wonderful time in my career with Nancy “pushing” me and also opening doors and opportunities for me with National and International relations. Of course highlights included the trip to Brazil, with a side trip to the jungle and Iguazu Falls, and the conference in Heidelberg Germany including Nancy’s encouragement to see how fast our little rental car could go on the autobahn. Through those 17 years I was blessed with Nancy’s friendship.
Of course the obituaries recognize some of the contributions of Nancy to the “Centre”; indeed the profile of the Centre and any of the accomplishments are due to Nancy and her establishing direction, working with the University and Hospital personnel, abilities in getting good people together and creating collaborations with other entities. It was an exciting time with Nancy at the helm and our “happiness” in working closely together.
Best wishes to all of you, and your families; it is a sad time but do “celebrate” all that your “mom” did.
December 22, 2011, 8:48 am
Dear Ted, Anna Maria, Teddy, Aidan and Liam. The Jeffrey family wishes to extend its deepest sympathies in the loss of your mother and grandmother. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Jim & Shelley Rideout
December 22, 2011, 10:05 am
Ted, Anna Maria, Aidan and Liam, Our family extends our greatest sympathy and prayers to your family through this difficult time of losing a Mom and Grandmother. Our thoughts are with you. The Rideouts.
Nancy (Malone) Allen
December 23, 2011, 6:58 am
Dear Susan - I was so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. I will always remember her putting up with all of us at your famous sleepovers - Paula and Rani and I were just talking about them last month. My heart goes out to you and your family at this time.
January 18, 2012, 9:50 am
Dear Susan and Family,
When I was home visiting over the holidays, Mom shared with me the notice about your Mom. I'm sorry for your loss. I'm thinking about you and wishing you peace in your mind and peace in your heart. I hope you're doing well, supported by warm memories of good times together. I know from our childhood years at Masonville that you were a good daughter and I'm sure she was proud of you! Take care, Sarah
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