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Sue Nikkel passed away Nov. 6, 1999.

She was born Oct. 17, 1938 in Coaldale, Alta.

When she was 2, the family moved to Yarrow, B.C. As a child, she understood the need for a personal relationship with Jesus. In her teens, she was baptized and joined Yarrow MB Church. She attended Sharon High School. In 1956 the family moved to Vancouver. She finished high school at Mennonite Educational Institute, Abbotsford, B.C.

She studied at MB Bible College in Winnipeg for 2 years, followed by a year at St. Boniface Nursing School. She later completed medical assistant's courses at BCIT.

She worked at various jobs, including 15 years at Neon Products. For the past 16 years, she was a medical secretary at the intensive care unit at the B.C. Children's Hospital.

She loved nature, never tiring of its beauty, and loved singing in church, college and secular choirs. She enjoyed reading. She participated in Sunday school, choir and care group ministry at Fraserview MB Church and Killarney Park MB Church, Vancouver.

For the past 16 years, she was an active, faithful member of Burnaby (B.C.) Christian Fellowship. She provided a home for her niece Carissa for the past 9 years. She loved family get-togethers and extended family reunions. A favourite Bible verse was Hebrews 13:15-16.

She is mourned by 2 brothers and 5 sisters.

The memorial service was Nov. 11 at Burnaby Christian Fellowship, with Ruth Blight ministering. Another memorial service was held Nov. 18 at B.C. Children's Hospital.


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