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Nan O'Brien
March 24, 1928 - November 15, 2015
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<div itemprop="description">O'BRIEN (Loftus), Anna Louise (Nan) 1928-2015 <br />Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, Toronto East General <br /> <br />Nan passed away peacefully surrounded by family. She was the loving wife of the late Neil O'Brien and beloved mother of daughter Maureen O'Brien-Sherwood and sons Terry, Mike, Gerald, Wayne and Chris O'Brien. <br /> <br />She is survived by brother Bill Loftus. Daughter of the pre-deceased William and Mona Loftus and pre-deceased sisters Veronica (Dade) Quinn, Monica Loftus, Margaret Lee, Claire Legare. <br /> <br />Loving grandmother to Corinne Berlin, Kevin O'Brien, Jamin O'Brien, Jessica Schofield, Aislin O'Brien, Makayla Sherwood, Murphy Sherwood and Adrienne Sherwood. Great grandmother to Brodie and Taylor O'Brien, Nathan Berlin, Benjamin and Lucas Schofield. Mother-in-law to Chris Sherwood, Christine O'Brien and Jessica Goodwin. <br /> <br />For over 50 years she was dedicated to the nursing profession with a diverse career of helping others. After graduating in 1949 from St.Michael's School of Nursing in Toronto, she briefly worked in the Northwest Territories for Exxon, then returned to St.Catharines to wed Neil and raise a family. For 12 years she was Head Nurse of the Emergency Ward at Hotel Dieu Hospital, then worked in Occupational Health Nursing at the Beaverwood Fibre and Foster Wheeler companies. In addition, she volunteered in continuing health education for seniors and cardiac patients. <br />Mom loved her hobbies; knitting, crossword puzzles, playing bridge, casino games and watching Young &amp; The Restless, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy (relentlessly&hellip;;-). She also enjoyed playing the piano and especially going to her granddaughters dance competitions. <br />But the most important thing in her life was her family. She lived every moment of every day just to see or chat to one of her kids or grand kids. She loved to hear of our latest accomplishment and would then boast ever so proudly to all in her path of that accomplishment. She was so proud of us all and her love and devotion to her family was boundless. <br />As a nurse, mother, daughter, wife, sister and friend she gave unconditionally to all. She was an amazingly strong and loving woman who will be greatly missed, but will live on in our memories forever. <br /></div>