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Nancy M. O'Keefe


Nancy M. O'Keefe

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our sister, Nancy Marlene O'Keefe, 63, of Pugwash, and formerly of Amherst.  Nancy passed away at the Sunset Adult Residential Centre in Pugwash on Saturday, January 9, 2021.  Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late William and Pauline (Gould) O'Keefe

Nancy enjoyed music and dancing with a passion.  She loved crafts and spending time with family and friends and getting and giving hugs.  She was much loved and will be remembered for her warm smile.

Nancy will be dearly missed by her sisters, Darlene (Jack) Harrison, Amherst, Marilyn O'Keefe, Amherst, Brenda O'Keefe and partner Tony Arsenault, Saint John and Rose O'Keefe, Amherst; Aunt Amelia LeBlanc, Amherst; Uncle Donnie (Kay) Gould, North Carolina, along with many nephews, nieces, and extended family.

Besides her parents, Nancy was predeceased by her grandparents, Jack Gould, Nappan and Flossie Amon, River Hebert; her sister, Debbie O'Keefe, Amherst; her uncle, Leonard LeBlanc, Amherst, and a baby brother, known only to God.

The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to Nancy's extended family, the staff of Sunset Adult Residential Centre, for their exceptional kindness and care.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church Street, Amherst (902-667-8777).  Due to recent restrictions surrounding Covid-19, there will be no visitation.  A  funeral service will be held from the First Baptist Church, Amherst, on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 2pm.  Pre-registration is recommended, please call the funeral home to do so.  Please bring your masks and respect social distancing protocols.

Donations in memory of Nancy may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to Nancy's family by visiting her online memorial at or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.

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Service Date
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Service Time
Service Location
First Baptist Church, Amherst, NS

Requested Charity
Charity of the donor's choice