Remembering Nancy Russell

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photo courtesy of Havergal College 2019
photo courtesy of Havergal College 2019

Nancy was unique, a free spirit, intrepid traveler, passionate activist, knowledgeable conversationalist, devoted to her family, gracious host and kind, loyal friend to many.

In the Academy we will remember her active participation over many years, as a facilitator, Board member and engaged member of a wide ranging selection of workshops. These often reflected her particular concern for Indigenous peoples in South America and Canada’s north.

But perhaps we will most remember how often she and Aubrey generously welcomed the Academy to Moylena, their idyllic country retreat near Palgrave. There were so many glorious walks, potluck picnics, cross country ski days, wild flower identification hikes, dips in the pool, even professional concerts in the barn. And who could forget the eclectic outhouse nestled among the trees, adorned with a stained glass window and silver sports trophies!

Thankfully Nancy was able to travel into the mystery, just as she wished, surrounded by love and with her wits intact.

Rest in peace, dear friend.

Click here to view Nancy's obituary.

Submitted by Gillian Long