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Patricia "Pat" Ann Nichols

August 12, 1933April 11, 2021

On Sunday April 11, 2021, Pat passed away at the Wolseley Memorial Integrated Care Centre (WMICC) in Wolseley, Saskatchewan. She was 87 years old.

Originally from Indian Head, Pat was predeceased by her parents, Jean and Stanley Nichols and her sister and brother-in-law, Beth and Bucko McDonald.

She is survived by her niece Carol (McDonald) Day and her family and her nephew Donald McDonald and his family.

Pat began her elementary education at Sunny Slope, a one room country school. Upon completing her grade 12 from Indian Head High School, she pursued a career in nursing. She attended the Grey Nuns’ School of Nursing in Regina where she obtained her RN diploma and went on to receive her diploma in Public Health Nursing. Later, she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan.

After her initial training, she travelled throughout Europe and North America and worked in various hospital positions in Saskatchewan, British Columbia and California. She devoted 30 years to working with Indigenous communities as a community health nurse, supervisor and consultant with Medical Services in British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and throughout Saskatchewan.

Pat retired in 1990 and moved back to Indian Head where she spent much of her retirement doing what she loved most; golfing and socializing. She golfed numerous courses all over North America and was active with the Indian Head Golf and Country Club. She was an active member of St. Andrew’s United Church and was very involved with the Bell Barn Society of Indian Head.

She will be sadly missed by her family, friends and the staff at WMICC.

Well done, thou good and faithful servant. (Matthew 25 : 21)

Due to Covid-19, a celebration of Pat’s life will be held at a later date.

If friends so desire, donations may be made in memory of Pat to the Lupus SK Society Inc., Box 88, Royal University Hospital, 103 Hospital Drive, Saskatoon, SK. S7N 0W8 or The Indian Head & District Hospital Foundation Inc., Box 1547, Indian Head, SK. S0G 2K0.

Services

  • Due to Covid-19, a celebration of Pat’s life will be held at a later date.

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Carolyn McKinnon

May 11, 2021

My mom, also a graduate of Grey Nun's School of Nursing (Marilyn Willimott) was a lifelong friend. She spoke of Pat with great respect and love. I met Pat several times and always found her to be such a calm, gentle and intelligent person with a warm smile on her face. Rest in peace, Pat.

Donna Brunskill

April 24, 2021

Pat was the absolute model of exemplary nursing, working with many aboriginal communities throughout Canada, striving to improve health and well being of everyone she met. Pat was a life member of the SRNA..always kind, gentle and welcoming with her warm smile. Rest well Pat...your earthly work was exemplary

Zoe Lipsett

April 17, 2021

She was a dear friend of my mother and she will be missed .

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