Merle Nicholson (nee MacCarthy)

Merle Nicholson (nee MacCarthy)

Merle Nicholson (née MacCarthy) passed away at Shuswap Lake General Hospital Dec 30, 2014 surrounded by family and friends, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Merle was a loving wife, devoted mother and amazing grandma. She enjoyed participating in her Relay for Life team and was a dedicated member of the Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband of 32 yrs, Ken, children; Jill (Matt), Chelsea (James), Dane, grandchildren; Rylee & Brooklynne. As well as her mother Irene, siblings; Joann (Ricky), Lynn (Larry), Robert (Jackie), Mark (Muriel), Allan (Celina), Shelley (Daniel). She is predeceased by son, Ryan (Feb. 7, 1997), and father, Luke (June 5, 1997).

A Memorial Mass was held from the Church of Our Lady Of The Lake, Blind Bay, BC on January 3rd. In lieu of flower please donate to the BC Cancer Society. The family would like to thank all of her doctors and wonderful hospital staff.

Online condolences can be sent through Merle’s obituary at

Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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