It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Nancy Larocque (nee Dyck) on Monday, May 13, 2019 at the age of 51.
Nancy will be lovingly remembered by her parents Mike and Cecile of La Broquerie. She leaves behind her daughters Chantal (Derek) and Jocelyne (Becca). Nancy is also survived by her brother Bruce (Tami) of Lake St. Louis, Missouri and their children (Brendan, Bailey, and Brady) and sister Shannon (Steve) of La Broquerie and their daughters MacKenna and Madisyn.
Nancy had a way about her that drew people to her. She had a contagious smile that could light up a room the moment she walked in. She was beautiful, adventurous and had a free spirited soul. She had a big heart and deeply loved her family and friends.
Nancy grew up and attended school in Steinbach. She had a typical childhood enjoying playing with her cousins and friends. She loved to make puzzles with her mom and dad, or spending hours with her colouring books. She liked watching hockey on TV and instantly became a Philadelphia Flyers fan when she lost her 2 front teeth. Nancy thought she looked exactly like tough Bobby Clarke. In later years she became an avid Habs fan and remained one to the end.
Nancy’s first jobs were at Shoppers Drug Mart and Steinbach Physiotherapy. While working these jobs and raising her girls she went back to school. She had a lot on her plate but had a great work ethic and was very determined. She graduated and found employment with Manitoba Infrastructure, a career that she both excelled at and took great pride in.
She was a selfless mother – always putting her girls and family first. She was hardworking and a great multi-tasker – balancing work, school and raising 2 young girls. She was fun – always up to play catch outside or to play cards at the dinner table. She was busy – often driving to multiple arenas on the same night to get the girls to practices and games. She was loving – she was the safe place to go when you’d had a hard day. She was helpful – always willing to spend time working on homework and projects for school. She was supportive – no matter what the girls wanted to do Nancy was in their corner cheering them on. Nancy loved her girls and gave them the best childhood.
In 2006, Nancy moved to Winnipeg. On weekends, Nancy would often drive out to the country and spend time with her family. These visits were spent laughing, enjoying great food, and playing board games. Her nieces loved having sleepovers at her apartment – time spent scrapbooking, playing games, and watching movies.
Nancy’s greatest passion was sitting in countless arenas watching Chantal and Jocelyne play ball hockey, ringette, or by far their favourite, ice hockey.
Nancy became quite the world traveler following her girls’ careers. From Niverville to New Brunswick or Duluth to Sochi, her bags were always packed.
Nancy was a light to all those in her life. She will forever be in our hearts and we miss her more than words can say. As a family we take comfort in knowing that Nancy will be our angel watching over us now and forever.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB
Ash interment will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Nancy may be made to Crohn’s and Colitis of Canada 600-60 St. Clair Avenue East Toronto, ON M4T 1N5.