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Ellen Dorothy Nickerson


June 27, 1946 - December 1, 2023

Ellen Dorothy Nickerson Obituary

Ellen Dorothy Nickerson, of Yarmouth Co, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on December 1, 2023, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Beaver River on June 27, 1946, she was a daughter to the late Alden and Genevieve (Mullen) Smith. Ellen worked at Yarmouth Regional Hospital for over 30 years in addiction services and then in the Northwest Territories for several years after retirement. In her spare time, Ellen enjoyed travelling, knitting, and laughing with friends. She was also a lover of animals, especially all her dogs. She is survived by her daughters Melody (Daniel) Deveau, Springdale; Hanna (Jason) Dugas, Sunday Lake; son, Richard “Buck” (Gayle) Owen, Port Maitland; brother, Archie (Heather) Smith, Beaver River; grandchildren, Andrew (Chelsa) Deveau, Brandon (Shelby) Deveau, Kayla (Nathan) Adams, Kylie and Emily Dugas; great-grandchildren, Olivia and Lily Adams; and Brooke and Wyatt Deveau. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to the Friends of Gilles Boudreau Cancer Help Fund. A special thank you to Dr Karma Murphy and the staff of the Oncology Unit, 4-North, and Homecare, especially Rachel and Lisa. Online condolences may be made at

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