Edith passed away at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at age 82. Edith was the beloved wife of the late Fred Nichols; Dear mother of Susan Peattie (John), John Nichols (Cory), Brian Nichols, David Nichols (Beth) and Nancy Thompson (Brad); Loving grandmother of Elysia, Sarah, Michael, Matthew, Tony, Morgan, Gregg, Cole, Jordan, Brett and Meghan; and great grandmother of Johanna and Hunter.
Edith believed in the importance of education and personal improvement. She strived to perpetually improve her personal education by taking courses and classes to satisfy her quest for knowledge.
She was an artist who pursued her passion throughout her life. Edith was enthusiastic and tireless in her community. She was active in many associations and held positions with the 4H Club, Junior Civitan and the Bracebridge Fall Fair. She was elected for multiple terms as a Trustee and was also voted Chairman with the Board of Education during her tenure. Edith was elected as a Town Councilor for the Town of Bracebridge and received her 15 Year Service Pin.
Edith’s pride was her family dairy farm, which she and Fred operated while they raised their family. Many people will remember Nichols Sweet Corn and many came back year after year. She was dedicated to family and community and will be remembered by many and missed by those who called her Mom, Grandma, Aunt, and friend.
At Edith’s request cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. As your expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Messages of condolence can be made at www.reynoldsfuneral.com