Posted: November 14th, 2014

1939 ~ 2014
Nellie Mae Spicer passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Home -Carmel Hospice in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at the age of 75 years.  Nellie  was the oldest child of Lester and Ellen Somerville.  She was born and educated in Rolling Hills, Alberta where she received her primary schooling.  Nellie furthered her education by achieving a teaching degree and later in life she became a Diaconal Minister with the United Church of Canada. Nellie was an advocate for the youth and fought for social justice issues in numerous organizations. She loved life and never backed down from any challenge she was faced with. Nellie leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 52 years, George, as well as their children, Lester Spicer, Tom (Dawn) Spicer and Gina (Lance) Meroniak; four grandchildren, Randall and Samantha Spicer and Kelly and Rikki Meroniak. She is also survived by her siblings, Glen (Linora) Somerville, June (Marvin) Lyons, Vera Elson, Earl Somerville, Allen (Carol) Somerville, Ina (Leif) Nielsen, Dean Somerville, Amy Armstrong and Dan (Jessie) Somerville;  brothers and sisters-in-law, Stanley (Marj) Spicer, Darcy (Marie) Spicer, Laurie (Cheryl) Spicer, Patsy (Rene) Trefau, Jenny Anderson and Haroldene (Wayne) Ashby as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  Nellie was predeceased by her parents, Lester and Ellen as well as one brother Raymond.  A Memorial Service in Nellie’s honour will be held later in the spring and will be announced closer to that time.    (Condolences may be expressed by visiting  Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455

3 Condolences for “NELLIE SPICER”

  1. Robert Teasdale and family says:

    Our thoughts and sadness for your loss George , in the passing of your wife is heartfelt. Nellies great outlook in life and her upbeat laughter will be missed by all. Hope all is well with you and your children and grandchildren. after Bonnie passed away Iam now wonderfully blessed with my new wife Doris, who looks after me very well on the acreage.All our chidren and grandchildren are doing fine,the oldest is now 14yrs,Josh may God bless you and give you the strength you need at this time of you life.

  2. Wayland & Mary Ann Britton says:

    Our Deepest Consolences go to all the Family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss, and our thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. Would you please e-mail to address above, where we could send a card to George. Thank You.

  3. Norm & Dianne Pepper says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Nellie will be remembered as a very special lady to us.

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