It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Mora Nicholson on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at the VCMH in Baddeck with her sons at her side.
Born on June 15, 1933 in Middle River, Mora was the daughter of the late Roderick and Dolena (MacLennan) Nicholson.
Mora married Edmund and moved to Big Baddeck where they raised their two sons, Roderick and Angus, who were their pride and joy (until the grandchildren arrived). She worked at Alderwood for roughly 25 years, and since retiring has enjoyed her family, friends and community.
Mora was predeceased by her husband, Edmund. She is the last member of her family, being predeceased by her parents, sister and brothers.
Mora is survived by sons, Roderick (Maria) and Angus (Janie); grandchildren, James (Sarah), Neal (Gabrielle), Melissa, Sara and Daniel (Daniela); great-grandchildren, Sophie and Austin as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mora was loved by family and friends alike and will be dearly missed by all. Heartfelt thanks go to all the health care workers that have helped her through her final journey of life. You truly are wonderful!
Cremation has taken place. There is no service at this time, and announcements will be made prior to any celebration in Mora’s honour.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
I am heart broken to hear of Mora’s passing. So enjoyed having my little visits with her. Didn’t have a chance to give her a hug the last time I was out to do her hair, due to covid. Sending you a huge hug now Mora rip
From: Delina Simpson
Roderick & Family, Angus & Family, thinking of you all, our thoughts are with you.
From: Leo & Joan
Dear Roderick Angus and family. Our sympathy to every one.
From: Ken and Gwynn Shaw
So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. My deepest sympathies to all the family and friends of Mora. She was a great lady and always enjoyed her and Eddie’s visit when they came to mom and dad’s. So sorry for your loss
From: Kimberley Garland
Angus, Janie and family, our deepest condolences at the loss of your mom. Hugs going out to all.
From: Debbie and Shelly Murphy
Roderick, Angus and families,
So sorry to hear of Mora’s death. When I used to travel to CB as a youth with Isabel, Mora was like a second mother. Always kind, thoughtful, and caring. She always did, and always will, come to mind when in Baddeck, and now will be forever missed.
From: John (Jack) Kipping
Angus, Roderick and families, sending our condolences on the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
To the Nicholson family, and extended families: Our sincere condolences on the loss of Mora. Thinking of you at this most difficult time! Take care!
Roderick, Maria, Angus & Janie;
You four, especially, and all your children, grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and friends must greatly feel the absence –and spiritual “presence”– of your wonderful Mom right now… always so hospitable, and nurturing… a truly generous soul. (Not sure God makes them like that anymore!)
So sorry to not have been there for my (almost yearly) little visits of previous years, as I’d hoped to do this summer and last. Mora was a second Mom to me… devoted wife of my own favourite uncle and middle namesake, Edmund… who was also so patient, kind and generous: humble hosts of their cosy farm homestead; I still greatly cherish Eddie’s musical cassette tape he made for me; I can clearly hear his and Mora’s voices in my auditory memory (–a joyful duet)!
Please forgive this long reflection on your amazing mom (and more)! I just hope the best for you all, and every comfort at this time. My prayers are continually rising for you, Ed & Mora, and our ancestors near and far. As you keep the faith, and keep pressing on, you are held in the great loving care of so many (here and there). May God continue to bless and protect us all in his wisdom and great love, that “transfigures you and me”. I find this apt image from our sacred story and tradion relevant especially since
Mora died on the August 6th memorial (feast day) of the Transfiguration of Christ.
Thank you all for your wonderful love and care of your mom, dad and so many others!
May the peace of Christ fill your healing hearts, now and always.
Jonathan Edmund K.
Angus, Roderick and families – I was very sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Unfortunately I only knew her a short time, but Peter and I used to enjoy our visits with her and your dad on our trips to Baddeck. Please know that our thoughts are with you during this time.