Nickel, Sarah, died peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, June 18, 2012, at the age of 89 at Eagle Ridge Manor in Port Moody, BC. She is survived by five children, Ken (Emily) of Montrose, BC, Linda (Dave) Letwin, Red Deer, AB, David (Janet) of New Westminster, BC, Mitzi (Robin) Chenoweth, Pitt Meadows, BC and Carol (Darwin) Keeling from Surrey, BC., as well as thirteen grandchildren and l8 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Abe, in 2003, and her sister, Mary Friesen.
Sarah’s life journey started in Siberia and took her to Nipawin, Sask, then Vernon, BC, along with stays in Alberta and the Lower Mainland. Everywhere she went, Sarah’s work ethic and generosity was evident in the joy she experienced from preparing feasts for crowds of family and friends. A quick sense of humour and warm hospitality made people feel comfortable to just drop in and see what was in the oven.
From a very young age she had a deep love for God’s word, the Bible, and as a teenager she was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She shared her faith freely with others and this continued to be the focus throughout her life.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1424 Mission Rd, Vernon, BC.