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Alexandrina "Rena" Nicol

May 24, 1934 ~ October 16, 2021 (age 87)

Obituary

Alexandrina “Rena” Nicol



(May 24, 1934 - October 16, 2021)



It is with sadness that the family of Alexandrina (Rena) Nicol announces her peaceful passing on October 16, 2021 at the age of 87.  Rena was born May 24,1934 in Edinburgh, Scotland to Nina and Robert Hewit. Devoted wife of Robert (Bobby) for 54 years.  Adoring and loving Mum to Steven and his wife, Donna.  Beloved Granny to Britton (Chris) and Keegan (Lija).  Rena delighted in the new addition to her family and would get a twinkle in her eye whenever she was able to see her Great Granddaughter, Ava. Although miles apart, Rena will be missed by her brother, Ron Hewit, along with her nephew Ross (Ana) and her niece Kirsty (Richard) and their families. Rena emigrated to Canada with Bobby and Steven in 1964. Rena and Bobby spent many years enjoying life in Canada and raising their "wee boy".  They made many new and lasting friendships throughout the years.  Rena enjoyed baking for her family and took great pride in her beautiful garden.  She had an avid interest in soccer and watched many a game when first Bobby played the sport and then in later years, Steven. She also shared a love of the game of golf and enjoyed many years walking the course with Bobby at The Board of Trade in Woodbridge.  In Scotland, Rena had worked in various office positions since the young age of fifteen.  She continued to do the same in Canada, retiring at the age of sixty after a twenty-five year position at York University, where she was a secretary and a student services liaison for the professors in the Anthropology and Philosophy Departments.  In honour of Rena’s service at York University, the “Nicol, Vince and Wensley Prize in Anthropology”  was established in celebration of Rena’s (along with two of her colleagues’)  “exemplary service to the Anthropology Department and its students”.



THOSE WHO KNEW RENA WILL REMEMBER HER GREAT LOVE FOR MUSIC AND HER ENJOYMENT OF LIVELY GATHERINGS OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS. SHE WAS OFTEN THE LIFE OF THE PARTY WITH HER CHEERFUL PERSONALITY AND ‘GIFT OF THE GAB’.  SHE HAD ONLY TO HEAR A SONG BEGIN AND SHE WOULD IMMEDIATELY BREAK INTO DANCE.  WE WILL REMEMBER THOSE TIMES WITH A SMILE AND WE KNOW THAT SHE IS NOW, ONCE AGAIN, DANCING WITH HER FAVOURITE PARTNER, BOBBY.



“OH, DARLIN’…SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME”




Service Information

Thank you to all the Staff from Heritage House at Centennial Place LTC in Millbrook for their love and care. A very special thank you to Sarah. A celebration of Rena's life will take place in the form of a Virtual Memorial Service. More details will follow. Please continue to refer to www.fallis-shields.com for forthcoming information. The immediate family will honour Rena's wishes by spreading her ashes in a location that she had chosen prior to her passing. In memory of Rena, we ask that you make a donation to your local Food Bank, if you wish to do so.

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