It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our cherished wife and mother.
Nanette passed away suddenly at her West Vancouver home with her ever-loving husband, Albert, on their 57th wedding anniversary. Survived by her devoted husband Dr Albert Menzies; daughters Heather Bruce (Dave), Anthea Poskitt (David), Michele (Michael Overton) and Bronwen (Theo Verbaarschot); son Neil (Martine Blier); and grandchildren Brione, Colleen, Nicola, Cameron, Emma, Philip, Sophie, and Adele. Family in England include her sister Joy, and nieces Penny and Wendy.
Born and raised in Cheshire, England, Nanette began her medical career at the University of Liverpool, receiving her medical degree in 1944 in family medicine.
She migrated to Canada to complete her medical training, and met her husband Albert while interning at the Ottawa General Hospital in 1948. Later, in 1952, she earned her diploma in public health from the University of Toronto.
A traditional family physician, Dr Menzies was well known in the Vancouver area for her caring and sensitive style. Always providing patients with as much time as they needed, she loved house calls and truly getting to know her patients and their families. Dr Menzies also worked for many years in public health, both in neighborhood clinics and as a school physician. Always interested in people, she made friends with everyone she met, and will be fondly remembered by many for her caring and friendly personality.
Nanette was a remarkable person who raised five children at the same time as running a medical practice. She gave so much of herself with warmth and generosity. She will be dearly missed by all she touched.
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