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Nellie Lindsay

January 3, 1923 - January 25, 2013


On Friday January 25th at the age of 90 years Mrs. Nellie Pearl Lindsay passed away peacefully at Sunnybank. Nellie was predeceased by her husband Lloyd Russell Lindsay in 2012; infant daughter Lynnda Jane; her daughter-in-law LeeAnn; sisters Beatrice, Rita, Loretta and brother Bill. She is survived by sister Dorothey and sister-in-law Gertie and many nieces and nephews.

Nellie is survived by daughters Sandra (Helmut) Knippelberg, Joan McKay and son Lloyd William; grandchildren Lisa (Dave) Larsfolk, Chad (Ainsley), Cassidy Lindsay, Dean McKay and Jodi Larosee; great-grandchildren; Karlee Snippa, Morgan LaRosee and Maya Lindsay.

Nellie was born in Shaunovan, Saskatchewan on Jan 3rd 1923 and lived in Scotsguard. At the age of 13 the family moved to Kamloops BC. Mom in her teens worked at Young's Cafe and at the age of 17 she met her future husband who was stationed in the Air Force at Kamloops. They were married when mom was 19 and Dad was 20 on Aug 3rd 1942. Dad was 3 months short of his 21st birthday and so had to get written permission from his parents. They moved to Ontario in 1944 with baby Lynnda who died in January of 1945. In 1946 with 10 month old Sandra they moved from Northport to Singhampton near Collingwood, Ontario. Buying a 100 acre farm they took up farming with Dad working in construction and away from home except on weekends. Mom looked after the milking and day to day farm duties. We lived there for 13 years and never had hydro or running water until 6 months before we moved out west. Joan was born in 1949 in Collingwood and then in 1959 we moved to Okanagan Falls, BC. In 1960 Lloyd Jr. was born. Mom worked at one of the motels as a house keeper and then in 1969 they moved to Oliver. She worked at Sunnybank for 18 years doing laundry and housekeeping.

A very special thanks to the staff and caregivers at Sunnybank, many Mom considered her other family; Dr. Mark Hamilton and John and Daryn at Nunes-Pottinger.

Following a private family gathering a private graveside committal will take place in the Oliver cemetery.

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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.



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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Dennis & Jean Tomlin
Relation: friends

So sorry to hear the news about your Mom. She’s at peace at last.
Big Hugs,
Dennis & Jean

From: Pam Clarke
Relation: friend

I will always have a special spot in my heart for Nellie…my condolences to the famiy

From: Annie Zandvliet
Relation: friend of Sandy

So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing but she is with your dad and at piece take care you all i am in Vancouver sandy greetings Annie

Relation: friends

Dear Sandy,Joan and Lloyd, Our thoughts are with you at this time,you’ve had a hard two years. Blaine and Joan Nunweiler

From: Ron and Mary Ostermeier
Relation: mother of friend

Joan, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Please know our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. Our sincere condolences.
Ron and Mary

From: Ann Foltyn (Nunes)
Relation: friend of Lloyds

Dear Lloyd and family
Sorry to hear the passing of your mother, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ann Foltyn (Nunes) and John Nunes Sr.

From: Lori Brown
Relation: Friends of the family

Joan and family – thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Joyce, Paul, Lori and Todd

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