Leona Marie Nicholson
Leona Marie Nicholson died peacefully at the apartment of her brother, Nelson in Dresden on Jan. 3, 2016. She was in her 61st year.
Leona was the daughter of the late Gordon and Roma (Breckenridge) Nicholson. She is survived by her two brothers, Gerald, Dresden and Nelson, Goderich and one sister Donna, RR 4, Brussels. Leona is also survived by aunts, Brenda Perrie, Brussels; Wilda Trethewey, Guelph; Velma Elliott, Listowel; Shirley Gaus, Listowel and uncle Rae Breckenridge, Bluevale. She is also survived by her good friends, Kathy and Stewart Curran, Maria Fulford and Margaret Salter, all of Goderich.
Leona was born in 1955 at Dr. Meyer’s Nursing Home in Brussels. She attended SS#3 Morris and SS#4 Morris until the closure of the one-room schoolhouses resulted in her attendance at Brussels Public School. She attended F.E. Madill Secondary School and graduated with a five-year diploma.
Leona entered the workforce after high school and worked as a machine operator at Spinrite Yarns, Listowel. Later she worked at Lloyd Doors, Wingham, until the factory closed in the early 1990s.
Leona was an avid reader and enjoyed her gardening, westerns, mysteries and romance novels. It was in her later life that she developed an enjoyment of gardening. This was especially true of her love of hostas which started with one variety and ended up with over 60 varieties.
A graveside service and interment under the care of McBurney Funeral Home will be held at Brandon Cemetery, Belgrave at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016. All friends and relatives are welcomed to attend the service.