MacDONALD, Nancy Alma (Nan) [Hartling]
MacDONALD, Nancy Alma (Nan) - 75, Abercrombie, passed away peacefully in Aberdeen Hospital, Thursday, July 2, 1998, with her family at her side after a courageous battle with cancer. Nan was born in Spanish Ship Bay, Guysborough Co., December 19, 1922, a daughter of the late Frederick A. and Sadie (Douglas) Hartling. She was a former employee of the Royal Bank and the Bank of Nova Scotia, as well as an employee of G&J Woolaver Furniture and sold real estate for Royal Trust. Nan enjoyed playing bridge and was known as "Prez" to the bridge club of which she had been a member for many years. She was a member of the Bluenose Curling Club Mixed Bridge as well as a member of the Bluenose Ladies Curling. Nan was a member of Trinity United Church, where she was a former member of the UCW. Along with her husband, she was also a member of the Clan Donald Society and a former member and past president of the Kinette Club. Nan is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 54 years, Donald L.; daughters, Dawn and Roger Brown, Abercrombie; Lynn and Barry Gerrard, Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Kim and Al, Dartmouth; Greg, Esquimalt, B.C.; Allison and Ashley, Lower Sackville; sisters, Hazel Tupper, New Glasgow; Ruth Breen, Spanish Ship Bay; Vivian (Alex Davidson), Islington, Ont.; Phyllis (Everett MacPhail), Streetsville, Ont.; brothers, James (Hilda), Timmins, Ont.; Roy, Halifax; sister-in-law, Helen Hartling, Liscomb; several MacDonald brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and many friends. She was predeceased by her beloved only son, Joseph F.; grandson, Donald Gerrard; sisters, Coral Chambers, Irene Burford, Albertha Hartling, Marjorie MacLaughlan, Janette Claridge and Jessica in infancy; brothers, Edward and Edwin in childhood. By her wishes, Nan's remains have been cremated. Family will receive visitors at H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, Monday, July 6, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will be held in August in Trinity United Church, New Glasgow, on a day and time to be announced. Family flowers by request. Donations may be made to VON, Pictou County Home Care, Canadian Cancer Society, Trinity United Church or a charity of your choice.