M. Bertha Nichols
1930 - 2024
M. Bertha Nichols
Service Information
Service Date
Tuesday March 26, 2024
Service Time
2:00 pm
Service Location
Lochaber United Church - Lochaber, NS
Requested Charity
Lochaber Community Centre or the Charity of Choice
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Nichols, M. Bertha, of Lochaber died on her 94th birthday, March 20, 2024, in High-Crest Sherbrooke Home for Special Care.

Born in Lochaber, she was the only child of the late Robert and Alice (Inglis) Nichols.

Bertha is survived by cousins, Martha Brown (her caregiver of recent years), Antigonish; Dorothy Ostewig, Sherbrooke; Stewart Reeves (Judy), Ottawa; and David Brown (Renée), Lochaber.

Bertha began her teaching career in the one-room Lochaber School that she herself had attended and was built by her grandfather.  Her father had been chairman of the local school board, and education was always a priority in the Nichols family, including for the women.  When old enough, she attended Normal College in Truro.

Following her graduation, she taught in New Glasgow, Greenwood, and spent the majority of her career in Dartmouth, retiring from Dartmouth High School.  During this time, through summer schools and evening courses, she earned her B.A. and B. Ed. From St. Mary’s University.

Bertha always thought of Lochaber as her home.  She maintained the family home where she was a hostess extraordinaire for her family and the many friends she made and treasured.  The Nichols house was her happy place.

A celebration of her life will be held in Lochaber United Church on Tuesday, March 26th at 2:00pm with Reverend Meredith Marple presiding.  Reception will follow in Lochaber Community Centre.  A private family burial will take place at North Lochaber Cemetery.

In Memoriam, donations to Lochaber Community Centre or a charity of your choice appreciated.

A sincere thank you to the staff of her last two residences:  namely The Maples Antigonish and especially High Crest Home for Special Care in Sherbrooke, where she was given truly loving care.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish.  Online condolences: www.clcurry.com





M. Bertha Nichols