Mary Nicol (Molly) Beatrice

Feb 6, 1913 to Aug 31, 2011

Molly (Gram) passed away peacefully at Dufferin Place after

living a long and eventful life. She is now truly dancing with the stars.

She will be greatly missed by her daughters Patricia Barnstead and Ashala Martell. Her grandsons James Barnstead (Lynn). Stephen Plester (Lori), Grant McRae (Laura), and granddaughter Michelle McRae. Great grandchildren, Chad Barnstead & Rebecca Hastings (Richard) and great great grandchildren: Sienna, Cruz & Rio

Hastings. Molly had an extended family that will miss her very much. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews in England.

Molly was predeceased by her husband James Richard (Dick) Nicol, daughter, Jean Plester and second husband John Nicol.

Molly & her mother came to Canada in 1923 from England. She traveled with her mother in Canada and the USA working at different occupations such as picking cotton and fruit.

Eventually they ended up in IOCO (near Pt Moody). There they worked in the Colony House at the Imperial Oil refinery housekeeping for the men who boarded there. Molly met her husband to be James Richard Nicol, who was a painter at the refinery and they were married in December, 1928. They had three daughters, Patricia, Jean & Pamela (Ashala). After the passing of Dick, Molly moved to Nanaimo. She lived in the Townsite area for many years and had recently moved into the Kiwanis Village.

Molly loved to sing and sang with the Bowen Park Senior Songsters for over 20 years. She had a great love of life, family and food and had made many special friends over the years. She always looked forward to her trips with the Bowen Seniors and would never miss a family get-together.

There will be a tea celebrating her life on Sunday September 11 from 1pm to 4pm Bowen Park in the Seniors Complex.

The family wishes to thank Doctors Mann & Kingston. We also would like to thank the staff of Dufferin Place & Kiwanis Village for their special care of Molly. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Molly’s name to the Child Development Centre, 1135 Nelson St, Nanaimo, V9S 2K4.


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