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July 28, 1935 – October 14, 2013

NICOL, Pamela Maureen – Pamela Nicol passed away peacefully with family at her side on Monday, October 14th, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Emmanuel House, at the age of 78 years. Beloved wife of the late James Nicol (2010). Dearest mother of Andrew and his wife Kathleen of Hamilton, daughter Jennifer and David Hayes of Dundas, and daughter Catherine and her husband Allen Prowse of Kingston. A wonderful, loving Grandmother to Megan and Thomas Nicol, as well as Emily, Thomas, Myles, Benjamin and Pamela Prowse. Pam is survived by her sister-in-law Rita Donovan and her husband Brian of Ohio and their children Paul, Sean and Clare. She will also be missed by her brother Brian and his wife Barbara of England and their children Stephen and Gillian. Pam was fortunate to have the kind and caring friendship of Jim’s good friend Peter Dawson as well as her long-time friend Pat McNiece. Pam was born in Enstone village, England, and went on to teacher’s college in London, England.  She made many lasting friendships with her colleagues there. After immigrating to Canada with Jim in 1962, Pam worked for the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board for 30 years, including many years at St. Augustine’s School in Dundas.  Pam had a sharp wit and mind; she excelled at the cryptic crossword puzzles and was always the winner at a game of Scrabble. Pam passed on her love of learning to her children and grandchildren, who loved spending time with “Gramela”.  A special thank you to the many doctors, nurses, PSWs, and volunteers at the Juravinski Cancer Centre, CCAC, and the Good Shepherd Emmanuel House Hospice for their support and compassion.  Friends will be received by the family at Cattel, Eaton & Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas where a celebration of her life will take place on Thursday, October 17th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A prayer service will take place Thursday evening at 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral mass will take place at ST. AUGUSTINE’S PARISH CHURCH at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 18th. Internment will follow at St. Augustine’s Cemetery. A reception will be held at Pam’s condo, 703-1000 Creekside Drive in Dundas.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Pam to the Hamilton Public Library – Dundas Branch or the Dundas Rotary Club.