It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Nancy Sinclair, a beloved sister and friend, who fought a courageous battle against cancer for over a year. She passed away peacefully on May 12th, with family by her side at her home in Toronto.
Nancy’s legacy of friendship, compassion and humour will live on through the countless lives she touched, both in her personal life and in her career as a dedicated teacher and counsellor. Nancy attended Millersville University in Pennsylvania, and earned her Master’s degree from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education in Toronto. She taught in Pleasantville, New Jersey, Detroit, Michigan, and in Toronto.
Nancy was a theatre enthusiast with a special love for musicals. Her fondness for the performing arts led to her participation in local theatre groups, where she acted in several productions. She also had a role in the early days of “The Kids of Degrassi Street” television series. Nancy sang with the Orpheus Choir of Toronto and this carried on a vocal music tradition which she started in her early school years. Her creativity was also expressed in her hobby of quilting and her creations will be appreciated for many years to come.
Nancy was an ardent and loyal fan of the Toronto Raptors and Blue Jays. For many decades she made an annual trip to Dunedin, Florida in March and enjoyed the Blue Jays spring training games with her friends. Nancy also made time to give back to the community and for many years she faithfully volunteered with the Canadian Land Mine Foundation and the Textile Museum of Canada.
Nancy had a special place in her heart for Townsends Inlet, New Jersey. Annual family visits to “The Shore” were the highlight of each year when she was growing up. The memories of the sun and the sand, sitting on the pier overlooking the inlet, visits with cousins and aunts and uncles and friends: these were treasured memories which never faded. Throughout her life she continued the annual visit to Townsends Inlet and Sea Isle City as often as possible.
Nancy always made friends wherever she lived or worked, and she nourished those friendships ceaselessly. Her friendships span the decades from her childhood in Coatesville, Pennsylvania to her most recent activities and pursuits.
Nancy was predeceased by her son, who was tragically taken too soon (Aaron Nixon 1964-1993), and by her wonderful parents (Bella & Bill Sinclair of Coatesville, Pa.). She is survived by her twin sisters, Marjorie Crowdis (Ken) of Kelowna, B.C. and Susan Sinclair (Bill Davison) of Toronto.
Nancy’s family would like to say a special thank you to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care of Sinai Health. The warmhearted, understanding and attentive care of her doctors helped to ease the anguish of losing Nancy. https://www.tlcpc.org
In accordance with Nancy’s wishes there will be a private family remembrance.