Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre

356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, ON


Nancy Annie Backlund

September 12, 1927August 2, 2019

BACKLUND, Nancy – Passed peacefully away with her husband at her side on August 2, 2019 at St. Joseph’s at Fleming, Peterborough. Loving wife of Bill for 40 wonderful and happy years. Predeceased by her parents Archibald and May Whiffen and siblings Margaret Rae, Helen Lunt, Frank Whiffen and Jack Whiffen. A Private Celebration of Life will take place at a later time. Arrangements entrusted to COMSTOCK-KAYE LIFE CELEBRATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, Ontario, 705-745-4683. If so desired, donations in memory of Nancy may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.comstockkaye.com


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Cliff and Maxine Elliott

August 13, 2019

We learned via the Globe & Mail about Nancy's passing. May we extend our condolences to you as you adjust to life without a great friend and longtime fan and supporter.
We have so many fond memories of her from our time in Ethiopia, our visits with you both in Kenya, our many boat trips together. our visits in Mexico and Costa Rica. We especially remember the great hospitality she gave us in our many stays at your various homes . We enjoyed her art work, her fine meals, her pleasant personality and wit.
We have thought about you and her deteriorating health over the past several years and your constant devotion to her needs,
If it be your wish we would be honoured to attend any celebration of her life.

John Barbour

August 11, 2019

I remember Bill coming into the office one Monday morning and we noticed he was wearing a wedding ring. He and Nancy had been married on the weekend.

Nancy came to many of the department parties. She was a happy and lovely lady.

Carole and Terry Baker

August 7, 2019

Nancy and Bill lived in a casa with a remarkable view of Lake Chapala that was the envy of many. Terry and I often enjoyed a visit and a chat with this lovely lady at the top of the hill in Chula Vista Norte in Ajijic, Mexico.
Nancy and Bill were greatly missed when they returned to Canada and we are sad to hear that Nancy is no longer with us...
Best regards, Carole and Terry Baker

Colleen and Don Graham

August 7, 2019

We'll always remember Nancy as a gracious and humorous lady! Her tales of her hikes and biking in England were fascinating- an adventurous soul! Both she and Bill were greatly missed when they stopped wintering in Lake Chapala. Our condolences, Bill. Don and Colleen Graham

Marlene Vancoughnett

August 7, 2019

Dear Bill and Family

My sincere condolences on your loss of a gentle wonderful lady. I have fond memories of meeting and spending time with you both in Lake Chapala. Nancy always had a witty reply and a special twist to put into a conversation that made us all laugh. May she rest in peace - and be entertaining them all that have gone before her - in her endearing way in heaven.

Love Marlene (Keith) Vancoughnett