Apr 30, 2023
Happy 80th Birthday John
There was a great turnout at Mandarin in Niagara Falls on April 30th to help kickoff the celebrations for John Nicholls' 80th birthday (May 02). A good time was had by all!
Here's to many more Cuz!
Apr 17, 2023
Scott hits the Big Six Oh
Thanks to some creative planning by Scott's boys (Zack, Cory and Clayton), Sam, and Julie, a surprise birthday party was organized for Scott's 60th birthday. It was a huge success, including the surprise. Congratulations to all involved. Here's a few pictures.
Feb 20, 2023
Wishing you all ...
If you happen to be in a province, territory, or country that is not celebrating Family Day today, we are pleased to wish you the very best for whatever your celebration might be. For a little bit of insight regarding the third Monday in February, check out the info below.
Family Day in Canada is not a national statutory holiday, it is only observed in New Brunswick, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and in British Columbia. Other provinces have holidays in February on the same day but these holidays aren't called family day. In PEI Islander Day is celebrated on the 3rd Monday in February and in Manitoba the 3rd Monday in February is the Louis Riel Day holiday. In Nova Scotia this day is called Heritage Day.
For our family and friends in USA, we wish you a very Happy President's Day.
Jan 29, 2023
Request for thoughts and prayers ... message from Lori
Friday night Mom (Ruth Danyshyn) had to be rushed to the hospital after struggling all week with a cold, as her breathing was laboured and her condition was worsening alarmingly.
After spending all night in Emerg being assessed, she was admitted to the ICU at Markham-Stouffville Hospital and is being treated for her respiratory distress while they explore the source of the trouble (turns out it's some kind of virus).
Mom always rallies with the love and prayers of her loved ones so we're asking for your prayers and best wishes now as she fights to regain her health and is able to return home.
While she looks much better than Thursday night it looks like they'll be keeping her in for a few more days.
Feel free to send her greetings through Facebook ~ she has her own account.
Jan 21, 2023
Thoughts and prayers request
Please remember Gary and Stephanie Heitman and their family in your thoughts and prayers at this time.
Gary has been undergoing a series of tests in St Catherines hospital since Tuesday, following an issue earlier in the week related to a previously diagnosed condition.
Thank you very much!
Jan 01, 2023
Happy New Year
Wishing everyone a very ...
Dec 15, 2022
Hello "Nicholls family" and friends
Well, believe it or not, we have reached the midpoint of December. Wow, time flies when you're having fun, doesn't it?
Mother Nature has provided us with a variety of weather samples over the past few weeks, from t-shirt and no jacket days to t-shirt, sweatshirt, hoodie, winter coat, snow boots, scarf, toque and mitts days. I know some of you have had it much worse than it's been here in Hamilton, but at least we don't live in Buffalo. :-) (My apologies if anyone does). One thing I'm pretty sure of, it's going to get worse (or better, depending on your perspective) over the next couple months, so we best accept it. It is, after all, winter in Canada (for most of us at least). Greetings to those south of the 49th. We hope you are enjoying your version of winter, wherever you are.
From my house to yours ...
I just want to wish each and every one of you (and yours) a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year.
As well, to those who may enjoy other celebrations around this time of year, Happy Holidays. I hope everyone's holiday season is one of the best ever.
I had a really nice chat with Rick Clarkson the other day, and he asked me to send along his best wishes to everyone as well. So, from Rick to all of you, "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year".
Doug (for Nicholls on the Web)
PS ... Don't forget, you can keep up-to-date throughout the year by visiting here. If you ever have something you'd like to be shared, you can send me an email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct 16, 2022
Celebration of Life - Russell Nicholls
UNCLE RUSSELL'S CELEBRATION OF LIFE
will be held :
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19TH @ 2:00 pm
At the ACTIVE LIVING CENTER
20 PARK DRIVE,
Oct 16, 2022
Obituary - Russell Nicholls
Obituary for Uncle Russell can be found here
Oct 14, 2022
Sad news from Huntsville
I am deeply saddened to advise that Russell Nicholls passed away this evening (October 14, 2022).
RIP Uncle Russ
Further details will be provided when they become available.
Oct 12, 2022
Uncle Russell's family has requested prayers on his behalf today.
Sep 12, 2022
Reunion 2022 recap
On Saturday, September 10, the Nicholls Family Reunion was held for the first time since 2019. It was great to be able to get together with so many folks that we have not seen for so long.
While the attendance was down somewhat (38) from what we normally have, it was a good size group taking into consideration the number of folks who were unable to attend for various reasons. Many had informed us in advance of conflicts, so we knew the numbers would be down a bit. We will look forward to an increase for next year.
Fortunately, Aunt Ruth was in attendance, and on behalf of the Nicholls Originals, managed to keep us all under control.
Setup of the hall was all done by the time I arrived at 11:15. Thanks very much to all those involved. You know who you are. If I try and list everyone, I'm sure I will miss some, so I won't try.
One thing that has not changed during the three year hiatus is our ability to put together a great potluck. There was an abundance of very tasty dishes, as well as an equally impressive array of desserts to fill the gaps after the main course. Thanks to everyone for the impressive spread.
Brian Sullivan asked the blessing, after which the hall went very quiet for a while, as everyone got down to eating. It was kind of funny how quiet it got.
After lunch, the kitchen became a hubbub of activity as dishes and cutlery started clanging around in the sinks. Tea towels flapped and plates, cups and cutlery made a happy tune as they were returned to their alloted places until next year.
The collection basket was circulated, after which Ashley advised that we had received enough to cover the cost of the hall for next year as well as a couple other expenses.
A few announcements were made, including ...
- masks, hand sanitizer and rapid tests were available for anyone who wanted them
- regrets were read from those who had advised they were going to be unable to attend
- recognition of three significant birthdays that occurred earlier this summer (Uncle Russ - 95 in May, Aunt Ruth - 93 in July, Aunt Jean - 90 in July)
- Brian Sullivan shared details about three books of his that have recently been published. Samples were available to review. The books include poetry, sermons, lessons, or a combination of these. For further details and/or to order, feel free to contact Brian via email at email@example.com
- 40th Anniversary Cookbooks were available for free (or donation). There are still a few left even after a number of them were taken.
- thank you to Ashley Hunter for managing the communication and other activities related to the hall rental etc over the past 3 years, as well as any financial related things. It has been a bit challenging keeping on top of the hall rental during this time, and ensuring that our reservations are in place.
- thank you to Steve Lock for bringing a very impressive sound system with him for us to use during the reunion. From previous years, we know that it can be difficult to ensure that everyone can hear. This setup certainly eliminates that issue.
The last item on the agenda was sharing with everyone the list of family members that we have lost over the past three years. The list is unfortunately lengthy, given the period of time it covers. A moment of silence was held, for all in attendance to remember and honour these loved ones who have left us.
- Uncle Jim Nicholls - 2019/10/14
- Carolyn Fisher - 2019/12/12
- Paul Schmeler - 2020/05/08
- Claudia Robins - 2020/10/06
- Lee Desmarais - 2021/05/02
- Edwin Nicholls - 2021/05/07
- Lynda Sherwood - 2021/06/13
- Bridget Nicholls - 2021/07/18
- Alicia Devana - 2022/07/29
We remember each and every one of the above fondly and miss them dearly.
A lengthy period of visiting followed the announcements. It was a great time (as usual).
As always, when the time came to wrap things up for the day, there was no shortage of helping hands to tear down tables, stack and put away chairs, sweep floors, throw out garbage, and do the final lockup. A huge thanks for everyone who pitched in.
I must confess, I lost track of time and did not follow through on my threat to have a little contest for the craziest mask. My apologies to anyone who had come prepared to participate. Perhaps I'll share some pictures of some of the ones I have. I feel like it might have been fun. Alas, perhaps next year.
All in all, it was a great day (including the weather).
We look forward to next year's reunion, and to seeing even more of the family again.
Aug 04, 2022
Thoughts and prayers request
Please remember Uncle Russ (Nicholls) at this time, as he is in Huntsville hospital due to a recent fall.
Visitation is restricted to immediate family, but your prayers and well wishes would be appreciated by Uncle Russ and the family, as he continues his recovery. Uncle Russ would also love to receive cards or notes, since he is unable to have other visitors in person.
For mailing address information, you can contact one of the girls, or myself (Doug, by text at 416.720.5680).
Please note: If I don't have you in my contacts and therefore just see your phone number, I will almost certainly ask who you are, just to make sure I'm not sharing info with someone I shouldn't. :-)
Aug 02, 2022
Family Reunion 2022 confirmed - September 10
Just a quick note to advise that Nicholls Family Reunion 2022 is a 'go'.
Hall reservation has been confirmed by Ashley (Thanks Ashley).
Further details to follow, but I just wanted to let you know so you can get it in your calendars.
Looking forward to seeing you all again, after a two year hiatus.
Jul 30, 2022
Sad news from Midland
I am deeply saddened to inform you that Alicia Devana, beloved wife of Rick Clarkson, passed away last night, July 29. Alicia had been battling some medical challenges for the past couple years, which worsened recently.
Please remember Rick as well as the entire Clarkson and Devana families in your thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
Alicia's obituary is available here.
Jul 05, 2022
Aunt Jeans 90th Birthday Open House
Aunt Jean's 90th birthday is on Wednesday, July 6th. To help celebrate this milestone occassion, Donna has arranged an Open House at Heritage Green Nursing Home in Hamilton. It will begin at 11:00 am and go until 3:00 pm. For details regarding Heritage Green, click here.
Donna's phone number is available on request if you would like to make a call.
Dec 31, 2021
Happy New Year
To every member of the extended Nicholls Family...
Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year. May you all enjoy the very best of health, happiness and prosperity in 2022.
Be safe, one and all.
Dec 28, 2021
Wendy status update
I am delighted to share this update received from Donna ...
Wendy Clarkson is now in a rehabilitation centre in Toronto, learning to walk again. She is doing much better than she was.
Continued thoughts and prayers are appreciated.
Dec 25, 2021
Wishing a very
to every member of the extended Nicholls Family. All the best to you and yours.
Dec 05, 2021
Request for prayer
Requesting thoughts and prayers from the extended Nicholls family...
Ben Clarkson's wife, Wendy, was airlifted from Meaford hospital to Toronto General Hospital 3 weeks ago with a ruptured aorta. She has not been totally conscious since. The family are asking for prayers for her at this time.
Please remember Ben and the rest of the family as well.
Jul 18, 2021
Sad news from Kingston
It is with heavy hearts that Lyle & Dorene share with our extended Nicholls family the passing of our daughter Bridget on Sunday, July 18th in Kingston, ON.
Mom, Dad, sister Jennifer and Bridget's son Taylor were all at her side when she lost her 3 year battle with cancer.
You will be missed Kid.
Nicholls, Bridget Jacqueline
After a courageous battle with cancer, at the Kingston General Hospital on Sunday, July 18, 2021. Bridget Nicholls, loving and proud momma and best friend of Taylor. Beloved daughter of Dorene and Lyle Nicholls of Huntsville, Ontario. Dear sister of Jennifer and Kevin and aunt of Norah. Niece of Richard and Sandy Marshall, Betty Grey, Doug Nicholls and Darlene and Jeff Currelley. Also survived and lovingly remembered by many cousins. A private service will be held at BALLARD MINOR FUNERAL HOME, Dunnville on Monday, July 26. Those wishing to attend the graveside service and interment of ashes at Zion Cemetery, Wainfleet are welcome to join and support the family at 12 noon on Monday, July 26. (Current Covid safety protocols will be observed.) Donations to Kingston Health Sciences Foundation or Breast Cancer Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences and sign the Book of Memories at www.ballardminorfh.ca
Jul 01, 2021
Congratulations Katelin and Bryon
On Canada Day, Wescott welcomed a new baby brother to the family. Izaac Douglas arrived safe and sound, at home. Mommy, Daddy, big brother Wescott and bigger brother Floyd are all delighted and everyone is doing well.
Jun 14, 2021
It is with profound sadness that we share with you that we lost one of our brightest Nicholls stars.
Lynda Sherwood 1946 - 2021
Lynda fought for almost 2 years but June 13 at 7:45am, cancer won.
She leaves behind her loving husband, Larry and her cherished son Larry Jr, his wife Jaime and her Grandchildren: Cimantha, Griffin, Ian, Hayley and Emma.
Due to Covid 19, there will be no service at this time.
Our deepest condolences are extended to Larry, Larry Jr, and their families as well as Lynda's siblings, John, Sharon, Marilyn, Shirley, Wade and all their families.
May 19, 2021
The Cutters Edge (sharing a great post from FB)
Every now and again a project comes along that has such deep meaning for us... like this little salon in Burk’s Falls.
This resilient and courageous salon owner has recently suffered back to back losses of her son, father and husband. But true to the ever graceful nature of owner Debbie Schmeler, she choses everyday to see the light and hope each new day brings, and we wanted her salon to reflect the beauty of her heart!
If you should be so lucky to get an appointment at DHD when the world reopens, you will leave a transformed human from being in the presence of such strength.
May 09, 2021
Sad news from Winnipeg
I am so sorry to inform you that Edwin Nicholls passed away suddenly on Friday evening, May 07, 2021.
Our deepest condolences to wife Pat and daughters Kris and Alex, as well as Edwin's sisters Sandra, Susan and brother Ron.
May 06, 2021
Sad news from Ashcroft BC
We are deeply saddened to announce that Lee Alfred Desmarais, born November 12, 1949 has passed away on May 2, 2021. He is survived by his wife Sandra Desmarais (Nicholls), his 3 daughters: Serena (Emerson), Meredith (Rob), and Theresa, as well as his grandchildren: Roan and Charing.
Lee was a hard working, loving, and generous individual who was beloved by both his family and community. We were very lucky to have had him as a presence in our lives.
Please remember Sandra, Serena, Meredith, Theresa and their families in your thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
Mar 06, 2021
Photo from Uncle Russ
Uncle Russ shared this great photo of he and his siblings from 2003.
Mar 06, 2021
It's a good day
Uncle Russ got his vaccine shot this week. Looking good Sir.
Jan 01, 2021
Happy New Year
Oct 08, 2020
Our deepest sympathies are extended to the family of Claudia Robins as well as the family of Aunt Sis and Uncle Allan.
Aunt Claudia passed away in Dunnville on October 06 at the age of 97. She was the beloved sister of Aunt Sis (Viola) Nicholls, and a loved member of the Nicholls family from the beginning. She will be deeply missed by many.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been finalized, but it will be an immediate family only event.
Aug 01, 2020
Nicholls Family Reunion 2020 - CANCELLED
Good Day All
Please be advised that Nicholls Family Reunion 2020 has been CANCELLED.
A number of factors have been considered before coming to this decision, but I believe it is the right one to make under the circumstances.
First and foremost is the health and well-being of every member of our great family. I am absolutely confident that no one would knowingly attend if they were sick and risk the health of anyone else, family or otherwise. However, the problem with this Corona virus is that it is not always possible to know. Therein lies the risk.
Secondly, Ashley has been advised that the hall in Abingdon is not taking bookings yet. Although that could change over the next few weeks, we can't be certain of it, and therefore moving ahead with a plan to meet without having a confirmed site might not be a great idea.
And finally, we suspect that in light of everything that's happening now, and new things that will be happening around that time (including kids having just returned to school under somewhat unfamiliar conditions), the turnout might be quite low.
For those interested, we may try to have a "virtual" Nicholls Family Reunion 2020, making use of Zoom (an online video call application that can be used on PC, Mac, tablets, smart phones, etc). It will give us a chance to at least see some of the family (including those from out West or East who wouldn't be able to attend in person). If it turns out to be chaotic or doesn't work, at least we tried, and who knows, it may be good for a few laughs. Stay tuned for more info.
If you think of anyone in the family who may not receive this information via email or Facebook, please make them aware.
Enjoy the rest of your summer, and hopefully we'll have the opportunity to chat virtually on Saturday, September 12 and then look forward to a triumphant return to Abingdon in 2021.
Thanks and take care.
May 09, 2020
Sad news from Burk's Falls
I am deeply saddened to inform you that after a short but courageous battle with cancer, Paul Schmeler of Burk's Falls passed away May 08, 2020.
Paul was beloved husband of Debbie (Nicholls) Schmeler, father of Kyle Schmeler (predeceased), Chad Schmeler (and Brittany) of Belleville, and loving grandfather of Franklin (Kyle), Preston and Nash (Chad and Brittany).
A celebration of Paul's life will be arranged at some point in the future after restrictions related to Corona Virus have been lifted.
Our deepest condolences to Debbie, Chad and all the family at this very difficult time.
Apr 02, 2020
Congratulations to Dorene Nicholls on her retirement from LCBO after 32 years.
Feb 14, 2020
A huge high-five and congratulations to Sydney Nicholls, daughter of Deb and Tim Nicholls. Check out the link and message below from Tim and the Facebook post about Lincoln Leapers, Sydney, and (Manager) Tim.
For those who don't have Facebook, you can check out the article here.
Sydney has been featured in a local magazine for her jump rope accomplishments, featuring her trip to China. It also includes coverage of the entire Lincoln Leaper team. Very cool!
Have a look at the above link .... if you don't have Facebook let me know and I will try send you a link or keep your eye on Club West Niagara Magazine online. It's not posted there yet but will be soon.
Way To Go Team!
Dec 14, 2019
Arrangements have been made for the Memorial Service for Carolyn
Visitation: Saturday, December 21 2019, 2:00 p.m.
Memorial Service: Saturday, December 21, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
Highland Funeral Home - Markham Chapel
10 Cachet Woods Court
Markham ON L6C 3G1
Further details available at:
Highland Funeral Home website
Dec 12, 2019
Sad news from Stouffville
I am deeply saddened to inform you that Carolyn Fisher, beloved wife of Scott Danyshyn and mother of Zachary, Cory and Clayton passed away this morning.
Please remember Scott, Zachary, Cory, Clayton and the entire Danyshyn family in your thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
Arrangements will be shared when finalized.
Oct 16, 2019
Sad news from Sundridge
MR. JAMES NICHOLLS
Peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday October 14, 2019 at the age of 87.
Jim Nicholls, beloved husband of Margaret "Peggy" Nicholls and the late Nancy Nicholls.
Loving dad of the late Jimmy Nicholls (Dianna), Danny Nicholls (Laura), Cindy Craig (Shawn Kelly) and Debbie Schmeler (Paul).
Proud grandpa of Trevor, Donald, Tristan, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Melanie, Melissa, the late Kyle, Chad and great-grandpa of 15.
Cherished brother of Russell, Ruth and twin sister Jean.
Fondly remembered by the Hammond family, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Family will receive visitors at the Opatovsky Funeral Home - Moore Chapel, 9 Paget Street in Sundridge on Thursday October 17, 2019 from 7-8:30 P.M. and at the Sundridge Church of Christ on Highway 124 in Sundridge on Friday October 18, 2019 from 10-11 A.M.
A service to celebrate the life of the late Mr. Jim Nicholls will follow in the church at 11:00 A.M. with Mr. Steve May officiating.
Interment at the Strong Cemetery in Sundridge.
If desired, memorial donations to Hospice Huntsville or the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
The Nicholls family would like to express their gratitude to Angie, Marjorie and Sabrina. Because of these angels, Jim's final wish was able to be fulfilled.
Sep 22, 2019
Update on Aunt Jean
I received an update from Donna advising that Aunt Jean is doing better. She's been up walking the halls, with help. Pneumonia has cleared in her lungs as well.
Atta Girl Aunt Jean!
Check out the smile. :-)
Sep 08, 2019
Aunt Jean post-op update
I just received an update from Donna advising that Aunt Jean came through the surgery, no problems. She won't be out of the unit for a couple hours, and no one can see her until she's back to her room.
Way to go Aunt Jean!
Sep 07, 2019
Thoughts and prayers request
At the reunion today, Aunt Jean took a tumble. Due to her being in some discomfort afterwards, she was taken to hospital in Hamilton. I have received word from Jennifer (Aunt Jean's grand-daughter) that Aunt Jean broke her hip, and will be having surgery later this evening.
Please remember her in your thoughts and prayers.
Aunt Jean, we're all rooting for you. Get well soon. We love you!
Sep 02, 2019
Wishing you all ...
Aug 26, 2019
Thoughts and prayers request
Please remember Uncle Jim and Aunt Peggy in your thoughts and prayers. Both are dealing with some medical issues at this time.
Uncle Jim spent last week in Huntsville Hospital. He is home now, but not yet back to full health. He has been given new medication to help address the issue.
Aunt Peggy has also received a change of medication to treat the challenge that she is facing. She is at home as well.
Aug 18, 2019
Nicholls Family Reunion Invitation 2019
It's that time of year again. Yes, summer is winding down (much to the delight of a lot of parents and much to the dismay of a lot of kids). :-)
Of course, that also means it's almost time for Nicholls Family Reunion 2019. Below, please find your personal invitation. Since we don't have mailing addresses for all members of the family, please ensure that you pass along the information below so everyone in your family will know and hopefully be able to attend.
Jul 18, 2019
Happy Birthday Aunt Ruth
On Sunday, July 14 Aunt Ruth celebrated her 90th birthday at an afternoon tea in Whitevale. Wonderful snacks of every description, sandwiches, fruit, drinks (including tea of course) were enjoyed by family and friends. Poetry, a game (What's Ruthie's favorite ...?), and great music (including a personalized version of I Will Survive by Steven Lock) were enjoyed. A great time was had by all.
Jul 05, 2019
Sad news from Mt Brydges
I am deeply saddened to share ...
Suddenly on Wednesday July 3, 2019 Marcie Louisa Schuyler of Oneida in her 24th year. Loving partner of Shane Henry. Beloved daughter of Phil and Sharon Schuyler. Dear sister of Tanya (John) and Randy (Sandra). Predeceased by sister Candy (2017) and survived by her husband Rob Campbell. Also sadly missed by her nieces Casandra and Charlene, and nephews Cody, William, Nolan, and Dawson as well as best friend Jasmine. Remembered by her Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and extended family.
Friends will be received by the family at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges on Saturday, July 6th from 6pm to 9pm. Funeral service to follow at the funeral home on Sunday commencing at 11am. Rev. Joan Golden officiating. Interment Oneida United Church Cemetery River Road. Donations to the Standing Stone School, Oneida would be appreciated as expressions of Sympathy.
Feb 07, 2019
Congratulations Katelin and Bryon
Today, I became a grandpa.
Congrats to my daughter Katelin and son-in-law Bryon on the birth of their son.
Introducing Wescott James Bell, born at 12:45 pm on Thursday, February 7th, tipping the scales at 9 lb 11 oz. Mommy, Daddy and baby are all doing great.
Dec 17, 2018
Another successful year at Bridge Lake
2018 was another successful year at Bridge Lake Hunting Camp and Hawg Huntin Outfitters. Below are a couple of photos, one from moose hunting (left) and the other from deer hunting (right), courtesy of Lyle.
Sep 20, 2018
Sad news from Burks Falls
It is with deep sadness that I inform you that Kyle Schmeler, son of Debbie and Paul Schmeler, grandson of Uncle Jim Nicholls, was killed along with his girlfriend in a motor vehicle accident on Monday, September 17.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the Schmeler and Nicholls families at this very difficult time.
Arrangements have been made as follows
Monday, September 24 - 1-3 pm and 6-8 pm
Tuesday, September 25 - 11 am
Opatovsky Funeral Home-Dempster Chapel
210 Ontario St,
Phone: (705) 382-3222
Sep 10, 2018
I am deeply saddened to report that Aunt Pearl passed away today. Our deepest condolences to the entire family.
NICHOLLS, Pearl Arvilla (nee Windecker)
Passed away peacefully at Woodlands of Sunset, Welland, on Sunday, September 9, 2018 in her 94th year. Dear wife of the late Glenn Nicholls (2005). Beloved mother of John and Miriana Nicholls of Fenwick, Lynda and Larry Sherwood of Fonthill, Sharon and Phil Schuyler of Strathroy, Marilyn and Bob Graham of Lowbanks, Jean and Ted Vanwyk of Dunnville, Shirley and Frank Rocco of Welland and Wayde and Melodee Nicholls of Cambridge. Loving grandmother of 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 5 great, great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents William and Vera (nee Jones) Windecker; her sister Helen Robins, brothers Nelson "Pete" Windecker, Albert Windecker, and Donald Windecker; her daughter Joan Whorwood; daughter in law June Nicholls; and her grandchildren Brenda VanSlack and Candy Campbell.
Pearl was a proud member of the United Empire Loyalist Society and the Wellandport Church of Christ. She won awards for her quilting and needlework, was known for canning, her beautiful gardens and hard work on the family farm. Friends will be received at the Ballard Minor Funeral Home, 315 Broad Street East, Dunnville on Tuesday, September 11 from 7-9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, September 12 from 10-11 a.m. followed by a funeral service in the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment in Zion Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Share memories and online condolences by visiting BALLARDMINORFH.CA
Apr 01, 2018
Wishing you and yours
Mar 09, 2018
Barb Dawson April trip to Nigeria
Please see below the details about Barb's upcoming mission trip to Nigeria.
At the end, you will find information around how you can support Barb financially on this exciting adventure.
Thanks in advance for your support.
Dec 31, 2017
Happy New Year
Wishing you and yours
from NICHOLLS ON THE WEB
Dec 25, 2017
Wishing everyone a very
from NICHOLLS ON THE WEB
Aug 04, 2017
Reunion Invitation 2017
Aug 04, 2017
2017 Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope
The 2017 Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope is coming up on September 10 (the day after the Nicholls Family Reunion).
If you would be interested in supporting this great cause in memory of Candice Campbell, you can do so by clicking here. Your donation helps change lives and powers research to end ovarian cancer.
On the page, you can click on Donate in the orange bar. You have the option of donating to the team, or if you click the team name, you can donate to a specific member of the team.
If you have any questions, you can contact Rob directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 14, 2017
Happy Mothers Day
Mar 18, 2017
Memorial Service for Kevin Breed
Kevin's memorial service will be held...
Date: Friday, March 24th
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (The memorial service will begin at 10 and a lunch will follow)
Location: Spencer's at the Waterfront in the observatory
Address: 1340 Lakeshore Dr., Burlington, Ontario
Mar 17, 2017
I am terribly sorry to have to share with you that after a very courageous battle, Kevin Breed, dear husband of Donna (Clarkson) Smith, passed away last night.
Please remember Donna and her family at this very difficult time.
Mar 10, 2017
Funeral Arrangements for Anita Nicholls
Visitation: Sunday, March 12, 7-9 pm
Funeral: Monday, March 13, 2 pm
Visitation and funeral will take place at...
Billingsley Funeral Home
430 Ravenscliffe Road
Mar 10, 2017
Celebration of Life for Candice Campbell
Friday, March 10, 2017, 2 pm
Garside Bible Chapel
47 Garside Avenue North
A light reception will follow at...
Crown Point Community Church
92 Ottawa Street North
Mar 09, 2017
I am very sad to inform you that
(Aunt) Anita Nicholls
passed away on Wednesday, March 8.
Please remember Uncle Russell, Wendy, Sherry, Gail and their families in your thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
Funeral arrangements will be provided once finalized.
Mar 05, 2017
thoughts and prayers request
Please remember Aunt Anita in your thoughts and prayers. She is in hospital.
Mar 04, 2017
I am deeply saddened to inform you that Candice Campbell passed away yesterday, March 3rd. Our deepest sympathies to the Campbell and Schuyler families.
~~Message from Rob~~
I write this post to all of you with great difficulty.
For the journey we have been on for the last two and a half years has reached the edge.
Candice has decided that cancer will no longer be her foe.
She decided today to leave that battle and continue on to a much brighter place.
A place of no pain!
A place of no illness!
To a place where God will guide her to the next journey.
Just pure love! Peace and happiness!
I will say again, I am blessed as are our children to have been allowed to have one of Gods angels to guide us!
Teach us, and love us!
Candy I told you today my love for you is endless.
When I wake tomorrow, I know you will be there with me. in soul we will live for eternity.
Thank you honey for all you have done for me and our Children.
Good night my Love!
Jan 10, 2017
Wedding bells are in the air
I am pleased to share with you that Shannon Nicholls and Jeff Morningstar will be married January 20, 2017.
Congratulations to you both.
Aug 05, 2016
Your 2016 Nicholls Family Reunion invitation
I trust you are enjoying your summer, wherever you might be across Canada, United States or the world. I can’t believe it’s already August, but since it is, that means it’s time to remind you about the upcoming Nicholls Family Reunion. A personal invitation is extended to you and every member of your family. We look forward to seeing you on September 10. Details are provided below.
See you in just over a month!
Jul 06, 2016
Congratulations to Jeff Nicholls and Justine Bjorgan-Nicholls who welcomed their second child, a boy. Walker Karl, 8 lbs 6 oz, was born on June 20, 2016. Everyone is healthy and happy.
May 27, 2016
I am deeply saddened to report that Lynn (Gare) Tempest passed away Thursday, May 26 after a courageous battle. Our deepest condolences are extended to husband Charlie, children Steven, Jonathan, Amy, Laura and their families, as well as Lynn's brother Charles Gare, his family and the family of Lynn's sister Laverna Sullivan (pre-deceased).
Arrangements have been made for ...
Tuesday, May 31
Wednesday, June 01
Both visitation and funeral will take place at ...
Brockview Bible Chapel,
326 Pelham Road
St. Catharines, ON
Mar 21, 2016
thoughts and prayers request for Aunt Ruth
On Friday morning, Mar 18, Aunt Ruth took a nasty fall down some stairs. She suffered some severe bruising and hurt her left hand pretty bad. She was taken to hospital and remained there through Friday night, Saturday and part of Sunday.
I am happy to report that around 7 p.m. this evening, she arrived home after (in Samantha's words), "they sprung her" :-).
Please remember her in your thoughts and prayers as she continues the healing process after her unfortunate mishap.
Get well soon Aunt Ruth.
Mar 05, 2016
Congratulations to Jeff and Terra Payne on the birth of their daughter, Jordan Iris. Jordan was born March 02, weighing 8 lb 7 oz. Proud grandparents are Sherry and Rob Payne.
Feb 28, 2016
Aunt Pearl has moved
Message from Shirley Rocco
Mom (Pearl Nicholls) has moved to Woodlands of Sunset Nursing Home at 920 Pelham Street, Welland
Jan 01, 2016
Sad news from Idaho
(Message received Dec 30 from Lynn Tempest)
Charles and Lynda Gare's daughter Becky Durkee was found by her husband yesterday morning not breathing. She is now in hospital in Idaho in the ICU. Doctors are doing what they can but things are not looking good. Please pray.
Dec 13, 2015
Congratulations to Serena (Desmarais) Kluge and Emerson Kluge on the birth of their son Roan Stockwell Victor Desmarais Kluge. Roan was born in Vancouver on November 19, 2015. Mommy, Daddy and baby are all doing fine.
Proud Grandparents, Sandra (Nicholls) and Lee Desmarais of Ashcroft BC and proud Auntie Theresa, also from Vancouver, welcomed Roan to the family.
Sep 14, 2015
Congratulations to Allison and Erik Pidgen on the birth of their daughter. Reese arrived September 12, 2015.
Sep 13, 2015
2015 Nicholls Family Reunion a great success
Although the day was very soggy, and our numbers were down significantly from normal, the Nicholls Family Reunion 2015 was a great success. We enjoyed all the elements that make it a great time every year, such as mountains of food, great desserts, time for visiting, catching up on events that happened during the year, and meeting new members of the family. In addition, this year, thanks to Lori and Candy, we also enjoyed a number of games, based on the Survivor theme. Teams were selected in round-robin fashion, by age categories, which resulted in full participation by everyone in attendance from age 5 to 95. The games included nail hammering, potato peeling, butter churning, pantyhose baseball bowling, ladle and water race, and finally, the balloon and ankle stomp fest. A great time was had by all.
Minutes and pictures will be posted over the next few days.
Thanks to all who were able to attend, and we look forward to seeing everyone at next year's reunion.
Sep 12, 2015
Remember Aunt Pearl
Please remember Aunt Pearl in your thoughts and prayers. She took a fall in early September and suffered a broken arm. She is in hospital recovering.
Aug 31, 2015
Congratulations to Ashley and Matt Wasilweicz on the birth of their son. Harrison was born August 30, 2015.
Aug 16, 2015
Belated congratulations to John Nicholls and Miriana who were married on August 15
Jun 16, 2015
Belated congratulations to Stephen and Mariah Tempest on the birth of their daughter. Isabel was born June 15, 2015. Proud grandparents are Lynn and Charlie Tempest.
Apr 23, 2015
Thoughts and prayers request
Please remember Kevin Breed, husband of Donna Clarkson, in your thoughts and prayers as he faces some health challenges.
Apr 19, 2015
Belated congratulations to Ashley and Nolan Hunter on the birth of their son. Luke was born April 18, 2015. Proud grandparents are Donna Smith and Kevin Breed.
Feb 08, 2015
Get Yourself Tested
Important Message from Candice Campbell on February 5, 2015 at 11:37am
I am writing this note today to make a plea... Get yourself tested!
As you may know, I was diagnosed in September 2014 with ovarian cancer. I have had a full hysterecomy and 4 chemo treatments so far. One of the masses found via catscan did not shrink with the chemo given. It was not able to be removed in surgery either since too interconncected with other organs and blood supply. I will soon start on another form of chemo and hope this one works to shrink it, so that possible future surgery can be done to remove it.
During all this, ... (read more)
Jan 09, 2015
congratulations Samantha and Jeff
Jeff & I received the greatest gift ever yesterday for Ukrainian Christmas...our son, Caiden Lock Moore, arrived on Wednesday January 7, 2015 at 12:11pm. He is 6lbs 5oz and the sweetest little guy ever. Caiden came a few weeks earlier than planned so he is spending some time in the NICU at Sunnybrook to make sure he's off to the best possible start. Please send all the happy, healing vibes you've got, to our newest family member.
Jan 02, 2015
Happy New Year
Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and happy new year
Dec 06, 2014
Celebration of Life - Arrangements
Family and friends
In keeping with Margaret's wishes cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to a celebration of Margaret's life in the chapel of Pleasantview Funeral home, 2000 Merrittville Highway, Thorold, Ontario on Friday December 12th, 2014 at 11:00 am, Pastor Mathew Bradbury officiating. A private family interment will take place at a later date.
Here is a link to an online memorial for Margaret
Dec 05, 2014
Margaret is at Peace
Message from Gary received December 05 ....
Dear Family and friends,
I am saddened to advise you that Margaret passed away peacefully in her home this morning at 4:00 am. I was blessed to have the opportunity to be with her in her final moments and all her children sat with her the evening before her passing. The ordeal is over and her courage was evident to the end.... she is now at rest in a much better place. Arrangements for a celebration of Marg’s life will be confirmed in the coming days....
Thanks to all of you for your prayers and support...
Gary and family.
Nov 06, 2014
Update from Gary (Nov 5)
Marg has undergone a scope but unfortunately after a full day in hospital I was unable to see her surgeon to discuss the nature of his findings. We will follow up tomorrow. In the circumstances given the daily frustrations associated to her stay and course of ongoing treatment I will no longer be providing updates until I can advise our family and friends with some certainty what next steps might be for Marg and our family. I know you understand the challenges we face and we do appreciate your support..........
Oct 31, 2014
Congratulations to Uncle Russ and Aunt Anita who celebrated their 63rd Wedding Anniversary today (October 30).
Oct 22, 2014
Just a short note to let you know that Marg was hospitalized last Thursday (Oct 16) and diagnosed with pneumonia. She has responded reasonably well to antibiotics and is tentatively scheduled for discharge today (Oct 21) or tomorrow. She is obviously in a weakened state at the moment and will continue meds at home and will require home oxygen at least in the short term. Please know that Marg appreciates your prayers and support.........Gary
Oct 08, 2014
Lee recently returned home from a 7-day stay in hospital suffering from Chicken Pox. It is unclear where he got them, but is very fortunate that they weren't really bad, as his immune system is somewhat compromised from his recent chemo. Thankfully he is home now and on the mend. He continues to gain weight which is good.
Please remember Lee, Sandra and the girls in your thoughts and prayers.
Oct 06, 2014
Prayer request for Candy
Please remember Candy Campbell and her family in your thoughts and prayers. She started chemotherapy on Friday, Oct 03.
Update - Feb 17
Candice continues to rest comfortably, but no improvement in her condition. Please continue to pray for Candice as well as the Campbell and Schuyler family through this very difficult time.
Sep 06, 2014
Remember Candy in your thoughts and prayers
Please remember Candy (and Rob) in your thoughts and prayers. She was admitted to Henderson Hospital on Thursday night with difficulty breathing. They have so far ruled out a blood clot in the lung but said she does have fluid on the lungs. She is very saddened that she cannot make it to the reunion for it looks like she'll be spending the weekend at least right where she is.
Aug 13, 2014
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Jul 13, 2014
Our deepest condolences to Brianna, Andrew, Lori, Brad and their families.
Please remember them in your thoughts and prayers.
Jun 11, 2014
Condolences to Gary, Stephanie and family
Our deepest condolences to Gary and Stephanie Heitman and family. Gary's mother, Eileen Heitman, passed away in Welland Hospital on Sunday evening, June 08.
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
- Friday, June 13th - Viewing - 2 pm to 4
pm and 7 pm to 9 pm
- Saturday, June 14th - Funeral Service 11am to 12 pm
- Interment 12 pm- 12:30 pm will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Zion
- Lunch will follow at the B I C Church on Hwy #3
Note from Judy:
Eileen lived in Portal Village just a wee bit longer than Mom and Dad. We all came to know and love her over the last couple of years. She was a great lady ... a close friend to our Mom, a friend and helper to our Dad and a blessing to us as she kept an eye on Dad's needs when we were unable to be there. We're all going to really miss her presence.
May 10, 2014
Happy Mother's Day
... to all the wonderful Moms, Grandmas, Great Grandmas, Great Great Grandmas and Great Great Great Grandmas in the Nicholls family. Thank you for every kiss, hug, scolding, spanking, spit bath, breakfast, lunch, dinner, bedtime story, prayer and sacrifice you have made for us in the past and will continue to make in the future. We could never thank you sufficiently for that wonderful Mother Love .
Apr 22, 2014
Sad news from Bancroft
We are deeply saddened to inform you that Laverna (Gare) Sullivan passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, April 20.
Beloved wife of Pastor Brian Sullivan, dear mother of James, Sean (and Jenny), Catharine (and Cale) Fairchild, and Christina. Mom mom of Caitlin, Haylee, Meagan and Hayden. Loving sister of Charles (and Linda) and Lynn (and Charlie) Tempest.
Visitation and Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Wednesday, April 23 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm
The family will receive friends at the VINELAND CHAPEL of the TALLMAN FUNERAL HOMES, 3277 King Street
Thursday, April 24 at 11 am
Funeral service will be held in the Chapel
Interment will follow at Snure Cemetery, Jordan
Our deepest condolences to the entire Sullivan family and to Charles, Lynn and their families.
Feb 23, 2014
Our deepest condolences to Tanya Schyler and her loved ones
Message from Sharon ...
"Our daughter Tanya's partner's mother passed away early this morning" (Feb 23). Please keep Tanya and those around her in your thoughts and prayers.
Feb 14, 2014
Funeral Arrangements - (Uncle) Allen Nicholls
Visitation and Funeral will be on Monday, February 17. Details are provided below.
Date: Monday, February 17
Time: 11 a.m. to 12 noon
Location: J W Hart Funeral Home, 113 Lock St., Dunnville, ON
Funeral service following Visitation/Viewing
Time: 12 noon
Location: J W Hart Funeral Home, 113 Lock St., Dunnville, ON
Committal will follow the Funeral Service at the Funeral Home
Reception will be held at Dunnville Legion, Queen St following the Committal.
Oct 23, 2013
Aunt Pearl moving to Fonthill
Please be advised that Aunt Pearl will be leaving her residence in Welland and moving to Fonthill on October 31st. Her new mailing address is Shorthills Villa, #301 - 1532 Pelham St.N., Fonthill L0S1E3
Sep 02, 2013
note from Edwin
Unfortunately Pat and I will not be out for the reunion after all. We lost a very close friend today and we have to stay for the funeral. Since we are driving we would not be out in time. We still plan to come out and will visit but it will be later in the month. We are disappointed. We were very much looking forward to being there. I know everyone will understand. We will be in touch.
Sep 01, 2013
congratulations, it's a girl
Congratulations to Riley Payne and Jenn Giergon, on the birth of their daughter, Chloe Brooke, born August 30. First grandchild for Sherry and Rob Payne. Another great-grandchild for Russ and Anita Nicholls. Congratulations all, and welcome Chloe.