September 2, 2022
Faye Janet Nicholson of Pine Lake, Alberta passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Friday, September 2, 2022 at the age of 82 years. Faye was born the second of six children to Bob and Angelina Campkin. She was raised in Elnora, Alberta, where she was remembered for hauling water in in her wagon from the town pump and riding along with her dad in the truck when he went to work at the family coal mine. Later, they moved to Devon, Alberta where Faye graduated from High School.
She studied at the University of Alberta to become a teacher. Faye took a job at the Byemoor School in 1959, teaching Grades One and Two. She married Tom Nicholson, a young farmer from the Byemoor area during Easter Holidays in April of 1961. Together, they raised four children. During that time, Faye taught on an off, as well as being actively involved on the farm. She was very much loved by many of her students.
In 1992, Tom and Faye moved from Byemoor to Pine Lake, Alberta, where they continued to farm and were active members in the community. In 2012, they retired from farming and moved into Innisfail, Alberta the following year, first in their own home; then in 2021, to the Innisfail Country Manor. Faye resided here until her passing on September 2, 2022.
Faye passed on a legacy of faith and hope in the Lord. She will be lovingly remembered by husband, Tom Nicholson, who passed away nine days later on September 11, 2022, her daughter, Sharon (Ray) of Lacombe, Alberta, her sons, Zane (Vicky) of Pine Lake, Alberta, Shawn (Beth) of Calgary, Alberta, and Joel of Red Cliff, Alberta. Faye will also be deeply missed by her sister, Roberta and her brother, Colin, her sister-in-law, Bernice, as well as her ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brothers, Douglas and Sam and a sister, Shaynee. A small Graveside Memorial Service and Interment was held at the Holy Trinity Cemetery, Pine Lake, Alberta on Saturday, September 10, 2022.
Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed at www.heartlandfuneralservices.com.
Arrangements in care of: Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., 4415 – 49 Street, Innisfail, Alberta. Phone: 403.227.0006
There will be an opportunity to pay respects to Faye at the Memorial Service as well. If desired, Memorial Donations in Tom and Faye’s honor may be made directly to Samaritan’s Purse, 20 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, Alberta, T3J 5H5 or at www.samaritanspurse.ca.
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