NICKELS, Elfrieda (Gossen)

76 years, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Malden Park Continuing Care. Beloved wife of the late Jerry (1991). Dear mother of Linda and Guy Ruccolo, Janet and Ermi DiMenna. Loving grandmother of Amanda and Ashley Ruccolo, Meagan, Jamie and Jeremy DiMenna. Dear sister of Emilie and Ernie Neufeld, Nellie and the late Peter Dick and sister-in-law of Frances and the late Harry Beniuk, Ed and the late Karen Nickels. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her mother Martha Gossen (2008). Elfrieda was a member of Balmoral Chapter I.O.D.E. A heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful caregivers at Malden Park Rehab and 2-South where our mother spent the past eight months. Special thanks to Sharon from the Windsor-Essex County ALS Society and the Leamington Mennonite Home. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Elfrieda’s life at the Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street East on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 11 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the ALS Society of (Windsor) Essex County or the Leamington Mennonite Home. Friends may share memories at

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