Sonia Nickle

Sonia Roberta Nickle (nee: Thompson)

March 21, 1960 – Dec. 2, 2010


Feed the lamp with oil

and let it not dim,

and Place it by you,

so I can read with tears

what your life with me

has written upon your face

-Khalil Gibran


It is with deepest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Sonia Nickle. Sonia is survived by her mother Iris, father Johnnie, sisters Karin and Andrea, brothers Daniel and Johnnie, daughters Jessica and Emily, sons Adam and Rory & granddaughter Abigail. Sonia was born in Belfast, Ireland and lived in Toronto, Ontario, until she made her final move to the Vancouver area where she happily and proudly raised her four children. Sonia took great pride in her accomplishments in life: Whether it was designing a beautiful gaden or completing a school assignment, she alway excelled. This perseverance led Sonia to receive her Dipolma in Professional Counselling, a skill she used constantly in working with the marginalized and less fortunate. Her passion for supporting others was illustrated in all aspects of her life; from her countless hours of collecting formula and diapers, which led to the introduction of “Sonia’s Cradle” to the endless days spent at the “Salvation Arm Kettle.” Her passion and determination was felt throughout the community and she will be deeply missed. Sonia’s service will be held on December 18, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the Salvation Army located at 22188 Lougheed Hwy. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Salvation Army.