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NICHOL, Stroma

August 16, 1926 – January 15, 2012

Stroma Nichol of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at the age of 85 years.

Stroma was born in Thurso, Scotland and immigrated to Canada in the early 1950’s. Stroma was a Para-Legal and worked in the oil and gas industry prior to estate law. Stroma was an active member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and following her retirement she volunteered with Meals On Wheels. Stroma will be remembered as a kind lady and was appreciated by her family for her loving generosity toward them. She will be greatly missed.

Stroma is survived by two sisters Aileen (John) Gilhooly and Fiona Carew, her nieces and nephews Maureen (Wayne) Wakeford, Bernadette “Peanut” Gilhooly, Ian Gilhooly, Morag (Steve) Kosten, Michael (Stephanie) Gilhooly, Bruce (Sakine) Carew and Bill (Cathy) Carew, her great nieces and nephews Jennifer and Alanna Wakeford, Austin, Devin, Keira and Grace Gilhooly, Jaxon, Vinessa, Sherry-Lynn, Matthew, Adel and Trevor Carew.

She was predeceased by her parents Edward and Minnie Nichol, a sister Patricia Eckersley, a brother-in-law Bruce Carew and a nephew Brian Eckersley.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (5340 – 4 Street S.W., Calgary) on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Stroma Nichol, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Valerie (Val) Longmoor :

    I was saddened to read Stroma’s obituary. I worked with Stroma for several years at MacKimmie Matthews and enjoyed our association there. She is also a fellow Scot – I grew up in Dingwall which is not far from Thurso where she was born – so we had many discussions about our fondness for Scotland. Her kindness was legendary and I am sure she will be greatly missed. Please accept my sincere sympathy.

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  2. Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of a true lady that had so much compassion and kindness. Stroma was a very dear friend to my late Grandmother Kathleen Graham and to our family. In my younger years she would always bake and create the most amazing Birthday cakes for myself at Christmas.
    Our thoughts and prayers reach out to your family during this time. Without a doubt in my mind she is an Angel in heaven as she was on earth.

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  3. Teresa Schattenkirk :

    Heard at St. Anthony’s church that Stroma had passed. I had the privilege to work with her during our volunteer years at St. Anthony’s CWL. I always remember her smile and kindness. She was amazing! My thoughts & my prayers are with you during this difficult time. Stroma will be missed.

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