Catholine Emma ‘Kay’ Nickerson

March 1, 1925 – June 7, 2021
Our loving, beautiful Mom left this world with the gratitude and dignity with which she lived her life. With the kindness and tender care of Dr. Fourie, the Home Support team, and Home Care Nurses she was able to stay in the comfort of her own home.
Kay was born in Dapp, Alberta, the youngest of seven. She was orphaned at the age of 14. At 18, she married Jack Nickerson and went on to celebrate 64 years of marriage and three children.
In 1960, they left the cold winters of Northern Alberta and moved to Campbell River where they loved boating and entertaining their Alberta visitors each summer. Kay worked at Preston Jewellers and D’Aujays Ladies Wear.
Upon retirement, she and Jack became “snowbirds” in Arizona each winter for many years.
Family and friends were the joy of her life. She will be dearly missed by her son Michael (Vicki), daughter Judy, daughter Jill (Wayne), 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.
Many nieces , nephews, cousins and incredible friends made Mom’s life happy and full. She cared for each one.
How blessed we are to have been so loved.
Her love was her trademark.
Thank you to all who shared in Mom’s life…
To Melanie, who cared so graciously for Mom; to Honey Lynn, Cathy and BJ who were always close by; to friends who phoned or dropped by; to her community of friends at The United Church; to the many caring and capable Home Support workers; and Dr. Fourie, whose compassion will never be forgotten.
Mom had a poem she kept memorized to the end of her life:
“I have a future so sublime,
Beyond the realms of space and time,
Where my Redeemer I shall see
And no more pain or sorrow be.”

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