A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 for Algoma Art Society member Nancy Caldwell at the Art Gallery of Algoma. Nancy passed away in December 2019. Those attending were honored with the opportunity to view many of Nancy's artistic accomplishments in various media, especially watercolour. Nancy was always open to experimenting with multiple methods and medias and loved to share her knowledge with others. Nancy contributed much to the Algoma Art Society and will be greatly missed.
Her husband, who has shared over 60 years with her, gave a moving speech of their life together. One of the highlights was when they biked across Canada to celebrate their 40th Wedding Anniversary. Her son, who recently celebrated his 50th birthday, which Nancy attended, also spoke very highly of his mother. Her son in law talked about when he first met Nancy and her husband and how they introduced him to waterskiing with their daughter and his then future wife on his shoulders.
After the speeches family and friends attending were treated to a delicious lunch and were welcomed to take home one or more unframed paintings of Nancy's as a keepsake.
It was a wonderful evening and tribute to Nancy who will never be forgotten by Art Society members.