DAVIS, Nancy Elizabeth (nee Caldwell)

December 24, 1936 – May 9, 2015

Nancy Elizabeth Davis was born in Moncton, N.B. December 24, 1936 and passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 9, 2015 in Calgary, A.B.
Nancy will be sorely missed by her husband Peter, sons Allan and Robert, along with daughters Janet Hantho (and her husband Russ), Anne (and her husband Vincent), seven grandchildren and one great grand-daughter.
She was a fierce competitor in many sports, including swimming, running, skiing and cycling. Her determination to do her very best was evident at every competition she entered. In 2006, she completed the “Escape from Alcatraz” swim without a wetsuit. Last summer, she swam several events at the FINA World Masters Championships in Montreal including the 3km open water swim. Nancy also ran 10km road races, cycled in many countries including Vietnam and France, and skied in many resorts in Europe and Canada.
Nancy also loved to travel and was a great fan of animals.
She had a remarkable zest for life and will be sadly missed by all those who knew her.
An open house party celebrating her life will be held on Wednesday May 13th, at 904 – 38th Ave S.W. from 5pm onwards.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Nancy’s Memory to the Canadian branch of “Medecins Sans Frontieres”. MSF Canada is located at 720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 402, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2T9 or www.msf.ca/en/msf-canada

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  1. On 12/05/2015 at 5:13 pm Cub Wright Said:

    To Peter and family I am very sad at Nancy’s passing. I found her to be a very interesting lady and truly enjoyed my times with her. Unfortunately I am unable to attend due to prior commitments. I will be thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

  2. On 13/05/2015 at 7:16 am Mel Shannon Said:

    You have my sincere condolences.

  3. On 14/05/2015 at 2:20 pm Joy Killam Said:

    Very sorry to get the sad news of Nancy’s passing. Nancy always went out of her way to keep in touch with family and I was amazed that she had all the items that she brought from the Maritimes.

    We enjoyed her warm hospitality in Vernon and Calgary on many occasions. I have passed the news on to my mother Jean and children Mike and Kathleen. Our thoughts are with your family.

    Kelowna, B.C.

  4. On 14/05/2015 at 8:38 pm Sally Shandley Said:

    I was so sad to hear of Nancy’s passing, May you find comfort in the wonderful memories you hold close during this difficult time.
    I was blessed to have known her.
    Sally Shandley