John Francis Nicholson

December 22, 1932January 30, 2012

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of John Francis Nicholson in his 79th year. Born on Dec 22nd, 1932, to John Angus and Catherine (Campbell) Nicholson, he lived all his life as a dairy farmer in West Mabou. He is survived by his wife, Jessie (MacLellan), and his children; Donald (Elaine), Darrell (Laureen), Dean and Debra; as well as his beloved grandchildren; Joey, Jordan, Erin and Jessica. He is also survived by sisters, Mae MacLean, Niagara Falls, Ont.; Tena MacInnis, Flin Flon, Manitoba.; brother, Alex Joseph, St. Catherine’s , Ont.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Elizabeth, Margaret, Theresa, Julia, Mary Ann and brothers, Roddie, Jimmy, Angus, Michael, and Roderick in infancy. He was a devoted father, husband, grandfather, and brother dedicated to the Catholic faith, and we will miss him tremendously. Visitation will be held in the Vestry of St. Mary’s Church, Mabou on Friday, February 3, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held in St. Mary’s Church, Mabou on Saturday, February 4 at 11 a.m. Fr. Angus Morris officiating. Burial at a later date in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery Fund, Mabou or to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. On-line condolences may be made to


  • Visitation Friday, February 3, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, February 4, 2012

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Cheryl & David Ross-Perry

February 4, 2012

Dear Aunt Jessie, Donald,Darell,Dean,Debra and families. Our hearts are with you today as you mourn the passing of Dear Uncle Francie. We have such great memories of our visits to the farm and hope to have many more. Uncle Francie had the most beautiful smile.I will never forget the first time we met him, David and I knocked on your kitchen door and when he answered I asked, "are you Uncle Francie?" His reply "well that all depends young lady, who are you?" that day seems like yesterday! As we viewed the pictures we can see what a beautiful life your family have together. He will be truly missed. Love you guys, in our thoughts and prayers. Cheryl and David xxoo

Martha Rankin

February 4, 2012

Our condolences to you Jessie, your family and grandchildren, Something I will always remember Francie for was the twinkle in his eyes, his smile and laughter as he talked about you his family and grandchildren! Wish we could be there with you at this time but know that you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers!
Love Martha, AJ, and Brianna

Shauna, Chad, Nila & Elise Munro

February 4, 2012

We were so sorry to hear of Francie's passing. Our deepest condolences to the entire Nicholson family.

Ann Ryan

February 4, 2012

You have my deepest sympathies at this very sad time.

Kerry & Andre Monette

February 3, 2012

Sending all of you our heartfelt condolences as you mourn the loss of Francie. May you find comfort in each other during this difficult time. We will keep you close in our thoughts and prayers.

Neila Hardage

February 3, 2012

Sending our love, thoughts and prayers to all of you at this difficult time.I'll always remember Francie for his warm smile.We wish we could be there with all of you but are with you in spirit.God bless you all!
Neila,Bryce,Chatriona and Emma

Gerald MacDougall

February 3, 2012

My deepest condolences to the Nicholson family.

Bernadette MacDonald and Keith Christie

February 3, 2012

February 3, 2012
Our deepest sympathies for your loss.

February 3, 2012

Jessie and family,
Our deepest sympathy on your loss of Francie Nicholson, as we always called him at home. His humor, smile and laughter will be missed. Finley Roddie and Josie Beaton, Westville (formally South West Mabou)

Anne & Rudy ( Marie`s sister) Schuurmans

February 2, 2012

Our condolence to you Jessie and all your family on the passing of Francie. Our thoughts and prayers are with. May your many fond memories of days gone by easy your sadness.