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Nancy was born in 1941, the last of five siblings, and raised in the inner city of Windsor, Ontario. Educated by nuns at Catholic schools she graduated from Grade 13 and then attended teacher’s college in London, Ontario.
She married Glenn Crouchman, her high school boyfriend, shortly after she turned 20. Her brief and intermittent teaching career was interrupted by the birth of three daughters between 1962 and 1965.
In 1968 Nancy embarked on a new career in real estate, again interrupted in 1970 by the birth of another daughter.
Glenn’s transfer to Kelowna, British Columbia, in 1973 meant relocating the family and finding new friends and interests. There Nancy started a book club that is still going strong.
A return to her real estate career accompanied by Glenn provided a more stable, albeit still stressful family life. As owners of their own real estate office they retired in 2000 and began their annual winter escapes to the wonderfully warm New Zealand summers.
With a lingering childhood desire to write Nancy joined a number of writing groups in Kelowna as well as Tauranga Writers in New Zealand.
On her return to Canada she began courses in creative writing through the University of British Columbia and Okanagan College.
A number of her pieces have been included in Papershell, the University’s annual creative writing anthology, and Breeze magazine in New Zealand.