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"IDL" 2007 Obituary


IDLE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2007-01-10 published
Barbara Jean (NICHOLS) HILL
In loving memory of Barbara Jean (NICHOLS) HILL, February 23, 1940 - January 2, 2007.
Barbara died suddenly at the residence of her daughter Bonnie HORE in Gordon Township.
She was the beloved wife of Edward HILL, predeceased September 6, 2005. She was born in Thessalon, daughter of the late Gordon and Jean (WILLETON) NICHOLS of Thessalon and Cockburn Island. She married Ed on January 17, 1958 and they lived in Sault Sainte Marie. She worked a few part time jobs in restaurants, but for the majority of her life, she was a homemaker. In 1972, she and Ed moved from Sault Sainte Marie to Manitoulin Island. She worked at the Gore Bay Legion in the late 70s and was a member of the Farmers Market. In 1981, they moved to Alberta where she and Ed worked at a turkey farm in Lethbridge. Then a few years later she worked at a nursing home in Taber. They moved back to Manitoulin in 1984, and she became a member of the Farmer's Market again. In 1997 she had to quit the Farmer's Market due to health reasons. She enjoyed growing gardens, pickling and canning foods and raising a few farm animals. She liked to go to Cockburn Island where she was born and raised and spend time over there with family and Friends that she grew up with. Knitting, puzzles and playing bingo were her pastimes. She leaves behind her loving and loved children, Richard and Betty NICHOLS of Sault Sainte Marie, Bonnie and Morris HORE of Gordon Township, Wendy and Dan SCHMIDT of Sault Sainte Marie, Carol and Danny JAMES of Searchmont, Melody and Murray HORE of Gordon Township, Allison COULAM and friend Merle IDLE of Gordon Twp. And Ean HILL and friend Marilyn SAUVÉ of Mills Township. Loving grandmother of 20 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She also leaves behind her sister Ethel BOWERMAN of Mindemoya and brothers Jim (Ila) and Norman (Mary) both in
Sault Sainte Marie, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by infant sister Georgina and sisters Daisy, Edith, Eva, Caroline and Alice and brothers Roy, Bill, Alvin, Lyman and Joey and nephews Ted and Douglas, granddaughter Sharon NICHOLS and son in law Arleigh COULAM. Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay after 7.00 p.m. On Friday. The funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 1.00 p.m. with Pastor Erwin THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON officiating. Interment in Gordon Cemetery.

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