Lottie Iola Nickerson, age 95, passed away peacefully at her home in Pubnico Head, Yarmouth County on December 6, 2022. She was born on September 23, 1927 to James William and Carrie Matilda (Goodwin) Murphy of Pubnico Head.
As a young girl she picked blueberries to earn extra money for school clothes. Her 1st job was at Edgar Hamilton’s General Store in the Head. She Graduated high school and moved to Yarmouth and began work at Maritime Tel & Tel, working there until she retired in 1981
At that time she met and married the love of her life Stanley in 1954. In 1955 her son Terril was born and Iris followed in 1957.
After retirement she went on to do her crafts and attended many craft shows in Nova Scotia with my Dad and her sister Charlena in tow. At 80 she retired once again from the craft scene. Attending their last craft show at the Evelyn Richardson Memorial Elementary School in Shag Harbor.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Nickerson; brothers, Clarence, Edgar, Cecil, James, Douglas and Eric; sisters, Isabel, Hope, Charlena and Dorothy.
She is survived by her son, Terril (Noella) Nickerson of Kempt; daughter, Iris (Terry Murphy) Muise of Rockville; Grandchildren, Soliterre Fells of Yarmouth and Morrell (Stephanie) Fells of Halifax; one great grandson, O’Shay Fells and another great grandbaby on the way, as well as several nieces and nephews. Also Special Sister in law, Dorothy Murphy of Ottawa and brother in law Clarence (Judy) Nickerson of Meaford, Ontario.
Final arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home in Yarmouth. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, December 10, 2022, from 11:30 – 1PM at Pubnico Lions Hall in Pubnico Head (Next to T-Paul’s Garage), all are welcomed. There will be a private family interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Pubnico Head.
Donations may be made to the Chebogue (Town Pt.) cemetery or charity of choice.
Special Thanks go out to the Yar-Argyle Home Care Services and the VON for their love and care over the past 5 years, which enabled my “Dad’s wishes” for my mom to stay in her own home till she joined him once again.