Mary Nicholas

Obituary of Mary Lou Nicholas

May 2, 2020 Nicholas, Mary Lou- It is with heavy hearts and overwhelming sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Mary Lou Nicholas, 71 of Pictou Landing First Nation which occurred May 1, 2020 at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow she was a daughter of the late Dennis and Alice(Knockwood)Francis. She looked forward to her yearly Ste. Anne de Beaupre Pilgrimage with her immediate family and friends. She also enjoyed her time at her camp at Maligomish, going on adventures with her family while passing on her traditional teaching of basket making, quill work, leather and bead work, sweet grass picking and storytelling. She most enjoyed her time with her husband hunting, trapping, fishing and gathering. Momma Lou loved her bingo and metal detecting. Mary Lou leaves behind her children: Elizabeth(Leonard), Angela, Anthony Jr.(Jennifer), Linda Lou and Vanessa, grandchildren: April(Brad), Kyle(Felicia), Alaina, Megan, Renae, Dylon and Sierra; great-grandchildren: Madison(Lucas), Kyle jij, Kaylie and Brilynn; great-great-grandchildren: Maelynn and Lillianne, brothers: Don(Melanee), Allan(Mary) John Andrew, sisters: Linda, Delores, Ann(Donnie), Deanna(Joe), a sister-in-law Shirley Francis, also many nieces and nephews who were all very dear to her. Mary Lou was predeceased by her husband Anthony Sr., a daughter Cecelia Marie, her parents Dennis and Alice Francis, brothers: Gilbert, Dennis, Roddie and Randall. The family at this time wish to extend a sincere thank you to both the staff of the ICU at the Aberdeen Hsopital and the EHS staff for the care and compassion given to Mary Lou during her illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Out Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, Pictou landing First Nation at a later date. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
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