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Elsie Ilena Nicholson (nee Cairns)

May 10, 1927 May 24, 2019
Elsie Ilena Nicholson (nee Cairns)
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Obituary for Elsie Ilena Nicholson (nee Cairns)

Peacefully and just two weeks after her 92nd birthday, Elsie ascended to join her late and adoring husband of 66 years, Jack, on May 24, 2019. Loving and giving Mother to Bruce (Joanne) Nicholson, Shirley (Bob) Borer and Jane Nicholson. Supporting and caring Grandmother to Andy Borer, Lauren (Brian) Whitwham, Adam (Jennifer) Nicholson and Colleen Nicholson (predeceased). Great Grandma to Braeden, Emily, Ava, Michael and Makayla. Born to Edgar and Annie Cairns on May 10, 1927 , Elsie grew up on the family farm on Campbellville Road with sister Lyla, and brother, Earl (deceased). She and Lyla would catch the Guelph Junction Railway train each day to attend the Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute. A community dance brought her and Jack together leading to their marriage on June 11, 1949. Elsie worked at Aldershot Motors until leaving to provide exceptional care for her children, especially Jane. She always had a delicious treat and hot coffee/tea awaiting their guests who visited their home and family cottage on Baptiste Lake. The family would like to recognize and thank the care providers at the Village
Manor, Waterdown and the Carpenter Hospice, Burlington. In keeping with Elsie's wishes, cremation has already taken place. A private family service will bid farewell to their loving matriarch. The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughtful condolences. If desired, donations to Carpenter Hospice of Burlington would be appreciated.


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2250 Parkway Drive
Burlington, ON L7P 1T1
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