Died New Year’s Eve,
Dec. 31st. 2008, at the age of 93.
Nancy was born ‘between an
oak and a maple tree’ in the wartorn
village of Wilko Lyubisovsko,
Poland, (now Belarus), in 1915.
Nancy immigrated to Canada
with her parents and sister, Pat, in
1927, to homestead at St. Francis, Alberta. In 1964,
Momma and Poppa (Bill) Timko left High Prairie, Alberta,
and moved to the remote village of Usk, in northern BC.
Little did they know that they would spend most of their
time teaching the local hippies how to really live off the
land. Lifelong friends were made there, and ‘Momma
Timko’ was soon Baba, Grandma and big sister to many.
Poppa Timko died in 1992, and Nancy moved to
Penticton in 1999, first to Haven Hill and then to Trinity.
Nancy was the eldest of ten siblings. She is survived by
two sisters, her son, Gerry, of Terrace, and her daughter,
Linda, of Kaleden and their families.
Thank you to Dr. Robertson and all the staff at Trinity
who looked after this feisty little lady so lovingly. Thanks
also to the caregiver’s group for their constant support.
Nancy was a very generous soul. It was important to
her that no one left her house hungry. She was proud of
the many types of poultry that she raised and her yard
was always full of her beloved cats and dogs.
Feel free to donate to your local food bank (or just
send them a chicken as she would have done) or help
out your local SPCA in her remembrance.
Arrangements in care of
Everden Rust Funeral Services 250 493-4112.