Nancy Louise Loadman

5 diciembre , 195510 febrero , 2021

With broken hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Nancy (“Nan”) Louise Loadman on February 10, 2021.

There will be a celebration of Nan’s life when we can all be together again.

In the short term, you may direct any donations to a heart health organization of your choice; another giving opportunity honouring Nan’s love of the natural world will be detailed in her obituary in the coming days.


  • A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


Nancy Louise Loadman


Katrina Froese

10 marzo , 2021

I reached out to Nancy last winter after discovering her Master’s thesis which was completed on the FortWhyte Alive clay-pit lake systems. She and her colleagues published the first known “conditions” report on these well-loved water bodies. As I was completing a full report on the lakes in my role as coordinator of our long-term water monitoring, I was so pleased when she reached right back to me and immediately offered her support and review. We met in person and she provided some great insights and knowledge - and expressed interest in continuing to be involved. She was a delightful person and on behalf of FortWhyte, I want to extend our deepest sympathies to her family and friends on this sudden, major loss of a loved one.

Ric 7 Patti Moodie

28 febrero , 2021

Nancy was a wonderful friend and colleague and her passing is a great and painful shock. Students in my courses loved having Nancy as their instructor and I know my course evaluations were boosted by Nancy’s involvement. Having Nancy along on a field trip or extended field work was a guarantee of an enthusiastic co-worker and a great companion. When it came to fieldwork Nancy was always up for it; we grubbed in the dirt for fossil reptiles around Morden, took ecology and ichthyology classes hither and yon, and spent weeks at the Rockwood Hatchery. Often Nancy’s presence was purely voluntary. I will always remember watching the Northern Lights with her after our little walleye larvae research group ended long sessions at the fish hatchery. Thanks to Nancy our family has enjoyed a cottage, something that probably would not have happened had Nancy not invited the larval group to her mom’s cottage at Winnipeg Beach after a long session at the hatchery. Such a friend, such a loss - Ric Moodie

Everyone who knew Nancy loved her. She was so much fun and such a good person. I’ll always remember her many kindnesses to our family, especially her bringing me comfort food when I was undergoing breast cancer treatment and her visiting my mother when she was in a personal care home. It’s impossible to adequately express how much we will miss her. Patti Moodie

Michael Deroche

27 febrero , 2021

I had the privilege of going to Prague as one of the chaperones with Nancy when Megan and my son Matthew were in PTV together. She was such a all around wonderful person. Condolences to Megan, her family and all of friends.

Reid Miller

25 febrero , 2021

I owe a lot to Nancy's passion for teaching Chordates. Thanks to her, I had my first opportunity to TA/demo for the lab, which has led to many amazing ventures. I still remember sitting in the class in awe of the amazing story of the origins and expansion of vertebrate life. Nancy was an incredible teacher, and I know she will be dearly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of being in one of her classes. My thoughts go out to her family, rest assured she will never be forgotten.

Kirsten Godbout

25 febrero , 2021

My sincere condolences to Nan's family and friends, with special thoughts to Megan and Dayne who I know best from this wonderful family. It is impossible to imagine that Nan is physically gone. Be kind to yourselves and everyone who loved her as you journey through your grief.

Jen Babcock

23 febrero , 2021

I’m so sad to hear that Nancy passed away- she was the best biology teacher I had in University. She was always so engaged, excited, and kind, and that radiated in her interactions with us as students. My thoughts are with her family. She’ll be missed.

Debra Barratt

23 febrero , 2021

I am saddened to hear of Nancy’s passing. She loved to laugh.
I will miss her whit and her untameable curls.
She was a very admirable woman with a very loving heart.
Sincere condolences to you, her family. You are her greatest love.