Nikkel, Tina Leona
Passed away peacefully on January 24, 2022 in Aldergrove, BC at the age of 88. She was born July 18, 1933 in Lost River, Saskatchewan. The eldest, and only girl, of 7 children.
In 1955 her family moved to Mission, BC and in 1964 she married Jim and settled in Aldergrove for the remainder of her life. She was predeceased by her husband Jim of 44 years, and brothers John, George, and Abe. She is survived by her children Mark (Waltraud), Dawson (Mary) and Charmaine (Daniel), brothers Jake, Gary and Wes, 7 grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Prior to raising her family she was a practical nurse at Abbotsford’s Cottage and MSA Hospitals. She was an active member, including president, of the Aldergrove Fall Fair for many years as well as an active volunteer of various community, church and school organizations. Her pastimes included knitting, gardening, cooking and baking, especially traditional dishes, and caring for others. She loved visiting and would stop to chat with friends whenever and wherever they crossed paths. Her grandchildren were the joy of her life.
Funeral service held Saturday February 5, 2022 at St James Catholic Church, 2777 Townline Road, Abbotsford, BC with interment to follow at Maclure Road Mennonite Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Union Gospel Mission or the 5 and 2 Ministries.
2/2/2022 02:38:59 pm
The Journey Home; There's a path that leads to a turn in the road,
2/9/2022 02:48:10 pm
For anyone interested I will be adding a transcript of some missing information in the coming days. Please check back. Mark Nikkel.
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Eulogy part 2
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Letter from Jake Schroeder
2/9/2022 09:15:59 pm
My brothers both went away to college when I was still in elementary school, so I know a bit of mom's life that they don't. I remember mom helping at the school, teaching kids how to bake and telling me that I couldn't help crack the eggs because I already knew how to do that and they didn't! I was miffed at the time, but now realize how blessed I was that she taught me baking and cooking skills. When she was making meatballs or dough of some kind, I was tasked with turning on the water and helping to wash her hands (and sometimes her rings if she forgot to take them off!). We "played school" when I was young and she taught me to read at an early age. We spent hours doing crafts, and knitting, and gardening together. Mom and I were best friends after my brothers moved out. As my Dad was not a fan of shopping, he would drop us off at the store or mall and we would have a girls day out. Often her and I would walk from the farm to downtown Aldergrove to go shopping. I even recall one time when we walked all the way to the Aldergrove McDonalds, where we likely shared a 2 cheeseburger meal with super-sized fries. It was our little hack for a cheap lunch meal.
Dawson & Mary Nikkel
2/11/2022 08:17:31 am
Dawson and I sure wish we could be there with you all, however, the hernia prevents us from being there. I hope our words, will at least be a comfort to you all.
2/14/2022 02:47:58 pm
I worked at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre and would look forward to seeing Tina during the annual Fall Fair. She always had the biggest smile that would envelope whomever she was talking with. Tina could make friends with anyone and I greatly enjoyed all my chats and hugs with her. God bless her. Thank you to her family for sharing their stories, I will tuck them away in my mind to think of when I remember Tina.
5/20/2023 07:50:08 pm
It is with heavy heart that I am reading long after she passed. My son and I thought dearly of this women. She was kind and caring and very well loved by us. Rest in peace sweetheart. We will always ❤️ you.
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