It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, Nancy Starr Boyce, with family by her side, early Saturday morning April 6, 2019 at Haro Park Lodge in Vancouver BC.
Born in Saint John NB on April 23, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Leo Boyce and Audrey (Simpson ) Boyce.
Nancy Starr lived an exciting and interesting life. She had a passion for writing and as a young woman instilled that passion into her students as a teacher in Saint John. Her love of learning carried throughout her life and she held many different and varying careers along the way. She was a Teacher, a Real Estate Agent, a Writer, a TV Host, an Education Coordinator, and worked for the Government of Nova Scotia.
She loved to travel, she always enjoyed being in or around the water. Nancy Starr was known to really embrace the silly and magical moments that make life so precious. She was an advocate for women’s issues and loved lively debate. She had lived in Saint John NB and Halifax NS before coming to finally find her true being as “Starr” in Vancouver. She made many life long friends along the way. She enjoyed music of all kinds and she loved to sing and dance.
Nancy Starr will be forever loved and missed by her beloved children, Murray Titus Jr. ( Charlene), of Vancouver BC, Danni Titus of Princeton, NJ, and Carrie Lavigne (Brian) of Rothesay, NB and her most beloved sister Susanne Boyce ( Dr. Brendon Mullen) of Toronto Ontario.
Forever loved missed by her grandchildren Sarah, Benjamin, Christopher, William, Kristopher, and Michael all of whom she adored.
Nancy Starr is also survived by her sister- inlaws Glynis Boyce of Saint John, NB, Darlene Boyce of Fall River, NS and her first husband, Murray Titus of Saint John, NB.
She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.
She is predeceased by brothers Leo, William (Billy), Gilbert, and Richard.
The family would like to thank the wonderful and caring staff at Haro Park Centre for caring for Nancy Starr like she was one of their own family.
A gathering of remembrance will take place Tuesday April 16 at 10 am till Noon at Haro Park Centre 1233 Haro Street, Vancouver BC- Tower Penthouse (PH floor) please use Tower elevator.
In leu of flowers, memoriam donations can be made to Haro Park Centre(www.haropark.org ) Vancouver BC or Hestia House in Saint John, or www.adsumforwomen.org in Halifax
“She sang in the sunshine, she laughed everyday.
She sang in the sunshine, and now she’s on her way” - one of her favourite songs.