Obituary of Nancy Hickling
Nancy W. Hickling (Nana) of Bobcaygeon, formerly of Oakville, in her 94th year, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday April 15th, 2023. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 63 years, Ray D. Hickling, and parents Nan and Jim Ewing (Grannie and Guppie). Dearly loved and missed by her daughters Ann Adare (Paul) of Bobcaygeon and Barbara Hickling (Kent Price) of Toronto. Proud grandmother to Jason McDonald (predeceased) (Philippa Joly), Robyn Capretta (Brandon), Erica, Holly, and Amy Price and great-grandmother of Kourtney, Ryder, and Breah. Predeceased by her sisters Christine Thompson (Al), and Margaret Scully (Paul), and brother Jim Ewing. Survived by her sister-in-law Nancy Hickling. Predeceased by brothers-in-law Charlie (Elsie), Gordon (Alice), Cecil (Betty), Harold (Muriel), and Doug Hickling. Nancy held a special place in her heart for her niece Laura Medland (Dennis). Nancy worked for many years at Ferro Enamels before staying home to lovingly care for and raise her family. Nancy completed her working career as a purchasing officer for the Syl Apps Youth Centre. Retiring full time to Bobcaygeon 34 years ago, together with Ray, Nancy thoroughly enjoyed retirement in a community they held so dear. Nancy also enjoyed their time, friends, sun and bocce during the winter months spent in Fort Myers Beach. A special thank you is extended to the Retirement Suites of Kawartha Lakes staff for their unwavering patience and care. Appreciation is also extended to Dr. Jacob’s and her staff for their attentive care. Nancy will be remembered for her generous heart, the mischievous twinkle in her eye combined with a warm yet feisty spirit. Nancy navigated adversity with her amazing sense of humour which she did not lose during her courageous battles with breast cancer and Alzheimer’s.
A funeral service will be held at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES-MONK CHAPEL, 6 Helen St., Bobcaygeon, on Wednesday, April 26 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service with lunch reception afterward, followed by the interment. To honour Nancy’s memory, donations may be made to a charity of your choice or the Bobcaygeon Community Fund at www.kawarthafoundation.ca/community-fund-bobcaygeon or by contacting the funeral home at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-738-3222.