Nicholls, Shirley


1932 - 2022

With broken hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved mother and Nana. Shirley passed peacefully with her family by her side at Blanche River Health Kirkland Lake site. Special thank you to all the nursing staff and Dr. Jordon, Dr. Moore, for all their compassionate care.

Shirley is predeceased by her husband Peter Nicholls, brother Lucien Florent his wife Pauline, and brothers Donald, Gerald, and Adrian Florent. She is also predeceased by her brother and sister-in-laws Bob and Bernice Lenord, Mini and Lloyd Lang, Walter and Shirley Nicholls, and Dan Nicholls.

Shirley leaves behind her loving family, Daughter Debbie Nicholls, son Gary Nicholls (Cathy) of Thunder Bay. Her 3 grandchildren are Adam (Jessica) Thorpe, Amber (Danny) Sasseville, and Greg Thorpe. Her great-grandchildren Audrina & Madison Thorpe, Ryan, Keegan & Kadence Sasseville as well as her sister in law Pat Nicholls, and countless nieces and nephews.

Shirley lived a happy life, helping raise her grandchildren Adam, Amber & Greg. She loved a good laugh, watching her Montreal Canadians, but most of all she loved her family.

Donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to the Temiskaming Hospice Palliative Care – (145 A Government Road East, Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3P4).

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23 messages received

Debbie, Gary and Cathy

Our sincere condolences in the loss of your dear mother. Treasure your memories, and the pictures Amber managed to take! You are in my thoughts and prayers.
RIP aunt Shirley
Muriel and family XO

Muriel Lang, January 17, 2022

Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren

Adam, Jessica, Amber, Danny, and Greg;
Our sincere condolences in the loss of your dear grandmother and great-grandmother of your precious children. It is a blessing they had some quality time and years with their GG. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Muriel and family

Muriel Lang, January 17, 2022

Deb and family

So very sorry for your loss. I know how close you were to your Mom. She will be with you always Deb in your thoughts and your many memories. Thinking of you Deb at this sad time. Sincerely Cindy

Cindy Girbig, January 17, 2022

Debbie Nicholls

Debbie Iam sorry for your loss, She was part of my younger life and because of her and Adrian I became a trained chef in Alberta. Again so sorry. Robin

Robin Morin , January 17, 2022

Deb, Amber, Adam, Greg and families

Our sincerest sympathies in the loss of your Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. Shirley was a very special neighbour to us all.

Allen and Louise Lauzon and Family, January 17, 2022

Debbie Nicholls and family

with heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your mom and Ambers grandmother Shirley was always so happy and was loved dearly by her brother Adrian..God speed Shirley xx

Barbara Moore, January 17, 2022

Debbie and family

Please accept my deepest condolences on your sad loss. Shirley was a very active and outgoing lady as I recall her happily chauffeuring Greg to Chaput for tutoring.
May she Rest In Peace.
Sincerely, Joan Butt

Joan Butt, January 17, 2022

Deb and family

We are very sorry to hear of your loss. She was a wonderful person to know and spend time with.

Heather Bailey, January 18, 2022

Gary Debbie and families

It was always a time for celebration when Peter and Shirley were coming. I can see a big celebration brewing for her even though we are suffering the loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you lean on each other in the next days and months

Louise Florent , January 18, 2022

Debbie & family

So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Our best wishes are with you .

Stan Skalecki, January 18, 2022

Debbie & family

Thinking of you !

Jennifer Vachon , January 18, 2022

Debbie & family

I was saddened to hear of the passing of your Mother Deb.. Please accept my thoughts & prayers to you & the rest of family .

Your friend Rob

Robert Turcotte, January 19, 2022

Debbie and family

Please accept our sincere condolences! Hugs to all!

Sue and Mike Swanson , January 19, 2022

Debbie, Amber, Adam, Greg and family

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom and grandmother. She was truly devoted to her family. May your lifetime of memories help all of you to get through these difficult times.
My sincere condolences Sheila Mayhew

Sheila Mayhew, January 19, 2022

Gary, Debbie, Cathy, Amber, Adam, Greg, Jessica and Danny

I’m am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort knowing that Aunt Shirley is now with Uncle Peter.

Pamela Spirito, January 20, 2022

Debbie, Gary, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

My sincere condolences to all of you. I recall when I first met Shirley and Peter when Debbie was two years old and have many memories of good times on Algonquin.
I’m so sorry for your loss. I send prayers for peace, love and comfort.

Maureen Turner Waugh, January 20, 2022

Deb and family

So sorry for your loss... sending hugs & holding you in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie McCrank , January 20, 2022

Family and Friends

Our deepest condolences prayers and thoughts to the family.

The Barrette family, January 20, 2022

Debbie,Gary and families

I grew up a couple doors away from Mrs. Nicholls on Algonquin. Well the whole Nicholls clan. They have been in my life all my life. They still are.

I am sad to learn of Mrs. Nicholls passing and I send my love and hugs to Debbie and Gary and their families.

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholls crafted pieces of who I am today. I wear these pieces with honour and beautiful memories.

The memory that jumps out for me, is the Christmas gatherings. As friends we would start a Christmas house hopping evening with the Nicholls. We all were welcome. We all shared drinks and laughs. Mr and Mrs Nicholls right in the middle. These 2 wonderful people are together again with so many of their friends. Probably looking down smiling at the wonderful family that lives on.

Brian Waldron, January 20, 2022

Debbie Nicholls and family

We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother, Shirley. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sincerely, the McTaggart family.

Lynda Clark-McTaggart and family, January 20, 2022

Debbie and family

So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Keeping you in my thoughts Debbie. Cherish the memories.

Lucille Dinel, January 21, 2022

Debbie, Gary and family

I can’t even capture all the moments your mom and I had over the years, as neighbours,
first, then just besties for many years to follow. I always enjoyed our Timmies coffee break. Shirley loved a good chuckle and had a great sense of humour. Hugs to you all
Goldie and family

Goldie Joy, January 21, 2022

Debbie and family

I am so very sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

Marjorie, Paul and family

Marjorie and Paul Harvey, January 25, 2022

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