Nancy Jane ZIETH
November 4, 1964 – May 27, 2007
Nancy Jane Zieth passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Comox, BC on the 27th of May, 2007 after her incredibly stoic battle with cancer.
Nancy is lovingly remembered by her husband Peter and daughters Amy and Megan, her parents Ken and Nonah, brother Alan and his family and Peter’s family in Australia.
Nancy was born in Burlington, Ontario where she spent her formative years getting into mischief with friends, riding horses and playing soccer and basketball at school. She pursued her nursing career starting at George Brown College in Toronto. Upon completing her studies she travelled through Europe where she met Peter. After working in the Burn Unit at Sick Kids in Toronto, she travelled in Australia, got engaged and was married in Queenstown, New Zealand in 1989. After returning to Toronto, Peter and Nancy moved to Vancouver where she worked on the Burns and Plastics ward at VGH and enjoyed playing soccer for the Meraloma Club. Following the births of Amy and Megan and some time in Malaysia and Brunei, her new family moved to the Comox Valley in 1998 where she continued her nursing career at St. Joseph’s. Some further study saw her move her career into Occupational Health Nursing that eventually led her to Worksafe BC. She enjoyed the life the Comox Valley offered where she loved spending time at home with her family, playing golf, walking and coffee with friends and she loved participating in the kids’ school activities. She will be remembered for her bold and forthright personality, lovely smile, good heart, her caring and being a truly wonderful mother.
A special thank you to Dr. Steve Matous and to the 3rd floor nurses at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dr. Zwimpfer and the nurses of the Neuro wards at Vancouver General Hospital and Dr. Chia and Dr. Weir and the nurses of the BC Cancer Agency for all their caring and support and especially keeping her comfortable in her final days.
A Celebration of Nancy’s life will be held on the 2nd of June, 2007, at 2 p.m. For details of location please contact Piercy’s Funeral Home at 250-334-4464. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or the BC Cancer Agency would be preferred.