ANDERSEN, Nanna Barbara

Nanna passed away quietly and peacefully in her sleep in her 93rd year on October 2, 2020.

Nanna is predeceased by her husband Hans Andersen, son Ken Andersen, son in law Eric Bruce, sisters Ruth Pedersen, Rita Elbæk, and brother Kaj Thomsen and has gone to join them in Valhalla.

She will be lovingly remembered by daughter Barbara Andersen, her son Tom Andersen (Karlyne), daughter in law Pauline Dawson, and her brother Lykke Thomsen in Denmark.

Adoring grandmother of Katherine Babiarz (Chris), Brennan Andersen (Mariah), Victoria Andersen (Christopher), Ian Andersen, Melissa Western (Nick), Dianna Sanchioni (Robert), Xantra Paquette (Tim), Zane Paquette and Dexter Dawson.

Proud great grandmother to Ava, Davin, Braxton, Gunnar, Haelyn, Gracie, Jake, Bradley, Ella, and Elijah.

The family wishes to thank the staff at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa for their kind and compassionate care during Nanna’s final days.

Internment at the Woodland Cemetery in Wawa will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Lady Dunn Hospital Foundation.

We will forever carry our memories of her energy and zest for life in our hearts.


  1. Sincere condolences to all the family, I always enjoyed talking with Nanna,sending prayers and hugs to all 🤗🙏🙏

  2. I’m so sorry to hear of Nana’s passing, worked for her for 17 beautiful years, Sending my deepest Sympathy to Tom & Barb and their families, may she rest in peace, a beautiful soul she was.

  3. Our condolences to Barbara and Tom and families, Mrs. Andersen was the most wonderful Mission neighbour, so kind and friendly to us kids, she was a great lady..tiny with a big voice 🙏 may she R.I.P..

  4. Dave and Tracy Blackmore

    Barb, so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts

  5. A very special lady. So proud to call her my friend

  6. Gerry and Irene Bugyra

    Nan was a beautiful person in every way. Such a kind heart woman. She was an inspiration to my family, especially my girls growing up when we visited the restaurant. Our sincere condolences to you Barb. God Bless you during this difficult time 🙏🙏

  7. Such a long life! The things she experienced over the years were amazing, I’m sure. My Mom worked with her and loved her dearly. My condolences to the family.

  8. Hope all the wonderful memories you have of your mother & grandmother who had a long full life & has been around to enrich yours
    will make things abit easier as you mourn the loss of a special person in your life

    Jack Aitkenhead & Judy Scott

  9. Barb

    Sincere condolences to you & all your family – she was a very special lady & will be missed.

  10. Ron & Marlene Grexton

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I have many memories of her & your dad. She’s now dancing with the rest of the angels. Sending hugs & love 💕

  11. Elizabeth Hendren-Roberge

    What a wonderful lady Nan was. She danced in my Thursday evening line dance class at the Legion when she was in her 80’s! Loved her sense of humour, her smile and her laugh. My sympathies to her family during this difficult time.

  12. My childhood memories of the sweetest lady from the upper Mission. I will always remember Nan’s gardens-They were amazing and she would let me pick strawberries when ever I was eyeing the super big ones. Thank you Mrs. Andersen for the special childhood memories, you gained your angel wings-

  13. Sincere condolences to the Anderson family ❤️

  14. Tammy Dumoulin-Asselin

    So sad to hear of the passing of Nanna; such a kind, friendly lady. My mother worked for her for many years and they later enjoyed friendship with their group at the Wawa Goose Club. My condolences to the Andersen family.