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May McNicol

May McNicol May McNicol

Born In: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Born: July 24th, 2017

Passed in: West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: March 19th, 2017

May Scobie McNicol nee McDougall passed away peacefully at Inglewood Care Centre Vancouver BC on March 19th 2017 at 12:25 PM. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Andrew Murray McNicol. She is survived by four children, Linda Ann Shoemaker nee Dutton, Eve Llyndorah, Valerie May McNicol- McCulloch, and John McNicol; six grandchildren, Iona Delander, Aaron A. Dutton, Sirus M. Dutton, and Jason R. Dutton, Alexandra M. McCulloch and Evan A. M. McNicol, and four great grand children, Raya J. Delander, Rowan A. Delander, Sierra P. Delander and Gauge R. Dutton. May was born at home in Glasgow Scotland on July 14,1924 to Anne and William McDougall. She went to secretarial college until WWII disrupted her education. She served in the War as a Red Cross Nurse and was stationed in Wales. Her nurses cape is filled with the badges of men she nursed from all over the world. After the war she worked for a time in a bank. She met the love of her life Andrew McNicol at a dance in Woodend Tennis Club in Glasgow. They started a family in 1951. Mum was a creative homemaker who was good at cooking, sewing, knitting, gardening and enjoyed her tennis till the age of 80. She loved beauty and had a Glaswegian sense of humour. May moved a lot in her life: in 1956 they emigrated to Toronto Canada where they lived for three years, then moved to Dartmouth Nova Scotia, Sackville New Brunswick, Victoria BC, and Qualicum Beach BC. The last part of her life was in Vancouver at Churchill House and Inglewood Care Centre.
May was a beautiful woman and had a charming, vibrant personality. She was blessed with a wonderful singing voice and loved to sing with Andrew, a gifted musician, who was known for his piano playing. They were a dynamic duo. Both May and Andrew sang in numerous Church choirs. They loved to entertain and brightened the lives of many people. May was a very kind, generous and compassionate person. She helped a lot of people in her life and visited the old and infirm. She was always ready to give a helping hand. In the last few years she needed support and care. All the love she gave out in her life came back to her in the form of all the wonderful care she received from her family, special companions and Inglewood Care Centre. She will be remembered with so much love and deeply missed by many.
May requested an intimate celebration of her life at home with her immediate family. She requested that her ashes, along with Andrew's be buried in the family plot with her parents in Sackville New Brunswick. May supported many charities, particularly underprivileged children. She requested no flowers, however, if you wish, please donate to a good cause.




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