Redner, Nancy Cumberland

September 27, 1933 – March 26, 2013

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday March 26th at her home in Port Hope, Ontario surrounded by her loving family.  Beloved wife of the late Alan K. Redner.  Nancy is survived by son John David Redner, daughter Linda Redner-Hunter (Gordon Hunter), and son Michael Cumberland (Patti Retallick); her grandchildren, David John Redner, Matthew Hunter and Kristina Hunter, Kate Hunter; Iain, Sarah and Charlie Cumberland. She is also survived by the families of: Jill and Bob Trennum, John and Maureen Cumberland, Chris and Tom Currelly.  Nancy is predeceased by her mother and father, Betty Currelly (née Richardson), and Brigadier Ian H. Cumberland, and granddaughter Jamie Redner Hogarth, and in-laws Winifred and R. Keith Redner.  Gratitude is extended to our friends in: Great Britain, The United States, and Canada, especially Toronto, Stony Lake, Port Hope, Penryn Villiage, and The Governor General’s Horse Guards.  Nancy was proudly designated as a Certified Fund Raising Executive and was an early Canadian pioneer for professional fund raisers in Canada. She served as the Executive Director for The York Finch Hospital, The Clarke Institute of Psychiatry (CAMH), Director Major Gifts for The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto), and The Redner Group.

Her greatest joy was spending time with family and friends. Nancy gave freely of herself, but always expected little in return. This was demonstrated by her life-long commitment to voluntarism. For the past fifty years Nancy volunteered tirelessly, on the boards and foundations of: the National Volunteer Action Committee, the Governor General’s Community Service Awards, the Volunteer Centre for Metro Toronto, the United Way of Metro Toronto, the Ontario Arts Council, Trinity College School in Port Hope, The Northumberland Hills Hospital, numerous committees for the Town of Port Hope, the Port Hope Sesquicentennial, The Northumberland Orchestra Society, La Jeunesse [Girls] Choir, and Patria Music/Theatre Projects.  Nancy recently received a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International. She was awarded a Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the confederation of Canada, in recognition of significant contribution to compatriots, community, and Canada; and The Ontario Bicentennial Medal, To honour the spirit of our pioneer beginnings and the tradition of helping one and other through volunteering. Many thanks to her care givers: VON, Saint Elizabeth Health Care, Dr. Moorsom, and Dr. Azzopardi.  A Celebration of Life service will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church, 35 Pine Street North, Port Hope on April 1st, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.  If desired, condolences to the family, directions to the service, and donations to Northumberland Hills Hospital may be made at or by calling COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL HOME at 705-742-1875.


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