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In Loving Memory Of

Doreen Jane Nichol


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Doreen Jane Nichol on Monday, September 11, 2017, after a short illness with pancreatic cancer.

Doreen was born September 19, 1935. She grew up in the Hinton Trail area, attended school in Ravenswood, and moved to Grande Prairie at an early age where she started her working career at Joe's Coffee Shop. Together with several other jobs, she owned and operated the café at the Beaverlodge Esso ending with 24 years at Proctor & Gamble/Weyerhaeuser.

In 1953, she married John Hemerle whom she had two sons with. In July 1972, she married Harold Nichol and they enjoyed 45 years of togetherness.

Doreen is survived by her husband Harold, son David Hemerle (Darlene Griko), grandson Jason Hemerle, grandson Brandon Hemerle (Samantha, children: Billie, Carlie and Jake), siblings: Rose Sinclair, Betty Sinclair, Tom Metcalf (Lynn), Joanne Wilson (Brian), and Jim Metcalf (Sherry).

She was predeceased by her son Jack Hemerle, parents Bill and Rose Metcalf and sister Karol Sinclair.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 2:00pm, at Oliver's Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.). Lunch and refreshments to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation (10409 98 St., Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 2E8).


In Loving Memory of

Doreen Jane Nichol
(Maiden: Metcalf)


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Funeral Service Details

Funeral Service
Thursday, September 21, 2017
2:00 PM
Oliver's Funeral Home
10005 - 107 Ave
Grande Prairie, AB
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