Nicholls: Jean (Kuipers), beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister died peacefully at the age of 66 on July 23, 2021, at the Brandon Regional Health Center with her husband and children by her side, after losing her battle with liver disease. She was born in Brandon, Manitoba on September 24, 1954, to Rudy & Winnie Kuipers. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Gary Nicholls, her children: Rita (Aaron) Van Dresar, Tessa, and Adam (grandchildren, Karson Mason & Kylee) her siblings: Sally (John) Leder, Bonnie (Arie) Grootenboer, Betty (Tim) Reimche, Peter Kuipers, Harold Kuipers, Diane Lawrence, Carolin (Craig) Bock, and Doreen (Patrick) Braaten. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Rudy and Winnie Kuipers.
Jean grew up with her 8 siblings, following their father’s career as a baker, mostly in Rivers and Brandon. Gary and Jean raised their family in Kenton until 1986, and then moved to Oak Lake, where Gary resides. Jean volunteered for the Oak Lake United Church Activity group and the Fair Committee while she worked in the insurance industry. She retired in September of 2019.
Jean’s kindness, supportive nature, willingness to help, and her smiling face will be missed by all that knew her. The family will be cherishing Jean’s memory in private. In lieu of Flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Jean Nicholls to the Canadian Liver Foundation Manitoba Chapter, Box 1583 Lac du Bonet, Manitoba, R0E 1A0.
“In life, we loved you; in death we love you still. In our hearts we know you have found peace at last.”