Nancy Hamilton Erzinger

Age: 96

Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB

DOB: Sept 8, 1919

Date of Death: Sept 16, 2015


Nancy was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Henry Alexander Erzinger, in 2012, and infant son, Timothy. She was also predeceased by brothers, Edmund and William Parker, sisters Margaret Prest and Katherine McKay. She is survived by sister Eleanor Hodgson of Winnipeg, MB, sons Edmund (Colleen) of Peachland, BC, Stephen (Debbie) of Regina, SK, Jon (Jess) of Surrey, BC, grandchildren Nils, Cedric, Kaitlyn, Karsten, Melissa, Kacia, Quinlin, Zac, Aniela and great-grandchildren Nathan, Caleb, Ruth.


Nancy had a degree in Home Economics and worked in Montreal Children’s Hospital. After WWII, she returned to Winnipeg where she met and married Henry in 1949. They spent time in northern Canada teaching in a mission and spent several years living in Western Canada before settling in Castlegar, BC where they enjoyed life in a small community for several decades. Nancy attended Castlegar Baptist Church. Recently she moved to West Kelowna and began attending Lakeview Baptist Church.

Nancy enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, often hosting large meals as a way to gather her loved ones together. She would keep in touch with friends and family through handwritten letters. When her grandchildren did come to visit, they could often find her walking through her garden or sitting on the deck overlooking her beautiful backyard. When her grandchildren could coax her out of the kitchen, she was always ready to play a board game in the living room. Her deep love for others was founded in her close relationship with God, which she has lovingly passed on to her three sons.


She loved well, was well loved, and her memory will be cherished by those who loved her for many years to come.


A graveside celebration of Nancy’s life will be held at Fruitvale Cemetery at 1 p.m., May 20, 2016.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to

The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian

Bible Society or the Alzheimer Society.