NIKKEL, Mary Ann
November 16, 1926 – September 4, 2015
We mourn the loss of a dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend. Mary was predeceased by her parents Jacob and Katherine Nickel, sisters Lisa Nickel, Katherine (Henry) Mierau, brothers Jack (Jeannette, Mary) Nikkel, Alvin Nickel, nephews Walter Mierau, Gary Nikkel, Elmer Mierau, Leslie Nikkel. She is survived by sister- in-law Florence Nickel, nephews Harold (Jeanette) Mierau, Alvin (Marion) Mierau, Daniel Mierau, Stanley (Helen) Nickel, Robin Nickel, Lynn (Elaine) Nickel, nieces Diane Nickel, Dalyce (Murray) Holman, (Celina) Nikkel, (Marie) Mierau, grand and great-grand nieces and nephews, plus many cousins and friends. Mary was born at Colonsay SK. She moved with her family to Greendale in 1947, so they experienced the great flood of 1948. After her mother suffered a stroke in 1949, Mary took up full time care of her in their home until her mother passed away in 1954. Then she traveled to Ontario to find work. Eventually she came back to BC, took her LPN training and found a job in Children’s Hospital in Calgary, AB. There she was happy for many years. Towards the end of her working career, she worked for a few years at The Bethany Care Centre for seniors in Calgary. Mary loved to travel. She went to Hawaii, to Oberammergau for the Passion Play, to Israel to see the Kabuteses, to Texas to experience the Gulf of Mexico. She traveled in Canada… at Christmas to bring boxes of Turtles for the nephews and nieces in BC, to NS for a family gathering, to ON to visit friends, to SK to visit her sister Katherine & family. Wherever Mary traveled, she found friends. At The Southwood Care Centre in Calgary where she spent her last years, one of the nurses who was with her in her last minutes, said of her, “She gathered good people around her everywhere she went, because she was such a good person”.
We will forever mourn the loss and enjoy wonderful memories. At her request, there will be no funeral service.