Age 67, of Halifax, passed away March
25, 2018 in Palliative Care, VG Site, QEII in Halifax, Nova
Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Malcolm Johnson and the late Theresa (Parsons) Johnson. Delcie is survived by her husband Donald Courcy, her daughter Therese (Terri) Courcy (Chad Stephenson) of La Prairie, Quebec, her son Jean-Luc Courcy of Regina Saskatchewan, her granddaughters Maxine and Sheila, her grandsons Dylan and Donny, her sister Victoria Harding of Charlottetown, PEI, her aunt Veronica Parsons, her nephew Adam Harding, and many cousins. Delcie was predeceased by her sisters Catherine and Verona.
Delcie was the daughter of a Royal Canadian Navy Chief ERA and she was proud to be called a Shannon Park PMQ Brat. She loved McNab’s Island where she went many times as a kid on trips organized by the Navy. She also lived many years of her childhood in the north end of Halifax, her favourite part of the city.
Delcie first met her husband Donald, a Navy submariner, in November 1971 and she married him six weeks later. They were still in love in their 47th year of marriage. After living in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick, Delcie was happy to be back in her native Nova Scotia three years ago.
Delcie was an animal lover, a dog person, and a strong supporter of the SPCA. She also strongly believed in recycling. You were in trouble if she caught you putting something in the garbage that should go to recycling or compost.
Unfortunately, Delcie lost her battle against pancreatic cancer. A special “thank you” to the team of doctors, nurses and staff at VG Palliative Care for looking after Delcie in the final weeks of her life.
Family and friends will gather at Dartmouth Memorial Gardens for internment five months from now on Friday August 31, 2018. A reminder will be published in the Chronicle Herald one week before.
Donations to the SPCA in memory of Delcie would be greatly appreciated.
Pope John Paul II visited Toronto in July 2002. The Pope Mobile was flown to Toronto and was stored at the RCMP Toronto North Detachment. Attached is a photo of Delcie looking after the Pope Mobile at the RCMP Detachment.
Le pape Jean Paul II a visité Toronto en juillet 2002. Le Pape Mobile fut expédié à Toronto par avion et fut entreposé au Détachement de la GRC au nord de Toronto. Ci-jointe une photo de Delcie prenant soin du Pape Mobile au Détachement de la Gendarmerie Royale du Canada.