Annie “Nan” Kinsland (October 14, 1931 - February 24, 2023)

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Annie “Nan” Kinsland
  • October 14, 1931
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  • February 24, 2023

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Anne (Nan) was born in Broughty, Ferry Scotland, UK on 14 October 1931. She had a happy childhood with her parents and sisters. Everyone was welcome and cared for and this was reflected in the way she lived her life. She was the last of the Fyffe family.

Nan, married Charles in 1953 and they were blessed with three children Stephen (Val), Broughty, Ferry Scotland, Roslind (Dan), Broughty, Ferry Scotland, and Pauline (William), Orlando, Florida. She was a loving Mother and the house was only a home because she was there.

On marrying Gordon Kinsland in 1980 she relocated, along with Pauline to Ocala, Florida in 1981. New friends were made and a new chapter of her life began. Predeceased by Gordon in 1998 she continued to live in Ocala until moving to Orlando in January 2023 to be close to her family.
Nan had worked in fashion in Scotland, and this was reflected in her immaculate appearance and sense of style. In Ocala she worked, until retirement, at First United Methodist Preschool where she made lifelong friends with colleagues, parents and children.

Her faith was important, and she worshipped regularly and served God at Fort King Presbyterian Church, Ocala. She was a Good Shepherd and regularly visited and called other members who were unable to attend Church. She was part of the Flower Fellowship and spent many Sundays making arrangements and delivering them to her Church family, always taking time to chat and to listen.

She loved life and was well travelled. She and Gordon also had many happy times in their holiday home at Ormond Beach, with family and friends.

Nan returned to Scotland, frequently to be with her beloved family. Her joy was being with her grandchildren, David, Chris, Caroline, Mark and Lilly. They always had special days with their beloved Grandma. She felt blessed to have great-grandchildren, Jacob, Jessica and Zander whom she adored. Her wider family and dear friends were also important to her. Many happy times were spent with them and they loved being with her. It was always fun to be around Nan. So many happy memories.

In the summer of 2022, she made a final trip back to Scotland. All her family were together. She greatly treasured this time, as did her family. She was so proud to watch Lilly dance at her first Highland Games in Scotland and receive many awards. Watching the pipe bands and the swirl o’ the kilt made Nan smile, and also brought a tear to her eye. All the memories of Bonnie Scotland.

Sadly, her time in Orlando was short. Nan died suddenly on Friday, 24 February 2023, at Watercress Senior Living, where she had only very recently moved.

A warm heart. A loving soul. You will be greatly missed. To know her was to love her.

Memorial service will take place on March 25, 2023 at 2pm

Fort King Presbyterian Church ​
13 NE 36th Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34470

Interment of Ashes and Celebration of Life to take place in her homeland of Scotland at a future date


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  1. Becca Sapienza says:
    28 Mar 2023
    Many of my memories contain Miss Nan! She was an endearing lady who always spoke highly of all and taught me so much. I have fond memories of running around the school she worked at with my mom, Lynn. I will forever cherish my memories with her.

  2. Marna Walters says:
    21 Mar 2023
    My dear friend Nan. I think about her every day and miss her so much. We became very close by knowing each other at First United Methodist Church Preschool. For a stretch of time, we worked together as teacher and aide. Those were wonderful years, as we had so much in common and loved the children so much, We lost our husbands around the same time and spent even more time together. We were like sisters, and Saturdays were our days that we had dinner and shopped or just visited. Terri was with us, also, much of the time. Nan and I always had laughter in our lives, when we were together, very important.

  3. Janice O'Brien says:
    14 Mar 2023
    Nan became a good friend that I originally met years ago through my daughter, Kelly, who is best friends with, Pauline, one of Nan's daughters . Over the years, we became an extended family as we shared most holiday meals together. I will miss her very much and pray for her soul, knowing she is now in our heavenly home, with no worries or pain.

  4. Angela Duckett-Kuykendall says:
    03 Mar 2023
    Nan was a wonderful grandmother to me as I was growing up. Grand Nan and I had awesome times at the beach playing in the sand. She always had a big smile and kind heart. I will always remember her as a ray of sunshine in my childhood. She had poise and a heart of gold, that made people love spending time with her!

  5. Marisol Arce says:
    03 Mar 2023
    I work with her daughter for over 20 years. I had the pleasure to meet her and I love her accent. She was very sweet and kind. I know she loved her family and her family adore her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. Rest in peace.

  6. Teresa Christlieb says:
    02 Mar 2023
    In 1987, I started working with Nan at the Preschool. We became good friends and after I left the preschool Nan, Marna, and myself stayed in touch. I remember Nan and my days at the Beach House. We always had fun. Nan will dearly be missed. I loved her like a Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

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