Louise was born in Trail, B.C. The family moved to Harrop and she attended school in Proctor. While living on the family farm, which consisted of an orchard and chickens, Louise developed a strong work ethic which she carried through life.
On April 14, 1954 she married Doug Nickerson in Nelson. Together they had eight children and lived in several places, most notably Port Hardy, where they made many memories and lots of friends. Louise worked as a bookkeeper and was actively involved in clubs supporting her children’s interests, such as Sea Cadets.
After Doug’s passing, Louise moved to Christina Lake and eventually to Enderby.
Louise will be remembered for her love of family and sense of humour. You could always count on Louise for jokes and laughs. She enjoyed many activities - cross-stitching, knitting, sewing, quilting, gardening, playing crib and working on jig saw puzzles.
She excelled at cooking, canning and baking, and everyone raved about the cinnamon buns she made. She looked forward to trips to the Enderby Legion where she enjoyed listening to the live music, and visiting.
Louise was predeceased by her husband Doug, sons Douglas and Kerry, parents Rocco and Vera Maida, sisters Alva and Audrey.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Janet Malnis (Gary), Teresa Klassen (Al), Rocky Nickerson (Sandi), Donald Nickerson (Anita), Shelly (Craig), and Gail (Cam).
Louise loved her grandchildren Judy, Angelina (Ian), Amanda (Sonny), Michelle, Christine, Jody (Matthew), Chantelle (Jay), Ron, Charles (Dakota), Raven (Russ), Delilah, Roxanne, Soshana (Ryan), Tialynn (Kyle), Michael (Ketrina) and Shaun (Jennifer).
She was also blessed with great grandchildren Holly and Sadie, Gia and Jayan, Brayden, Shelden and Isabella, Haley, Katelyn and Joshua, Seth, Jesse, Cali and Faith, Charles Jr., Grace and Faith, Dionysios and Gryphin, Brady, Scott and Ethan, Jorja, Brynn and Taylor, Shania, Charmaine and Aleah, Kayden, Mason and Maddisyn.
She is also survived by her brother-in-law Keith Nickerson, Cousin Leona Hobson, sister and brother-in-law Peggy and Jon Werkman, and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the Salmon Arm hospital staff for the care and comfort they gave, also a thank you to Bowers Funeral Services, and to thank her friend Norma Lance, for all the help and support she gave Louise.
REST IN PEACE, Mom - Louise
When I’m Gone
When I come to the end of my journey and I travel my last weary mile.
Just forget if you can that I ever frowned and remember only the smile.
Forget unkind words I have spoken; remember some good I have done.
Forget that I ever had heartache and remember I’ve had loads of fun.
Forget that I’ve stumbled and blundered and sometimes fell by the way.
Remember that I have fought some hard battles, and won, ere the close of the day.
Then forget the grief for my going I would not have you sad for a day.
But in summer just gather some flowers and remember the place where I lay,
and come in the shade of the evening when the sun paints the sky in the west.
Stand for a few moments beside me and remember only my best.
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