Skip to content

Nicholls, Eileen

NICHOLLS, Eileen Claudia - In Loving Memory of Eileen Claudia Nicholls (nee Lefoley). The family announces with sorrow her death at age 89 on Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 at the HRSRH Laurentian Site, Sudbury, with her loving family at her side. Daughter of the late Phillip and Eva Lefoley. Beloved wife of 66 years of James Nicholls predeceased 2006. Loving and devoted mother of Philip predeceased (Mairead of Sault Ste. Marie), Lois (Giuseppe) Sorbera of Toronto, Joseph (Irene), Veronica (Rick) Mucin, Jerome (Brenda) of Sudbury and Marion (Dan) Fantetti of Tecumseh. Treasured “Grandma“ of her 18 grandchildren Michael, Carmel, David, Deanna, Damian, John, Karen, Anna, Amanda (predeceased), Sarah, Kelsey, Greg, Christina, Jeffrey, Jenna, Kristen, Steven and Bryan and 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Cherished sister of Dalton (Nora) of Webbwood and Arthur, Norman, Clarence, Cleo and Jackie all predeceased. Sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Special aunt to Tom Shannon of Lively and special “Eileen“ to the Burns family of Webbwood. Eileen was born and raised in Webbwood. She moved to Creighton Mine after marrying Jimmy in 1940. She was a devoted Roman Catholic of deep faith, an active member of St. Michael's Parish in Creighton, and a parishioner of St. Lawrence Church in Webbwood and Our Lady Hope Parish in Sudbury. She was a member of the Catholic Women's League for over 40 years. The center of Eileen's life was her family. Her most enjoyment came from preparing meals and treats for them and for anyone else who happened to drop in. Gardening was her passion and her flower selection rivaled that of any greenhouse. Being one of the last to vacate Creighton Mine in 1980, she and Jimmy returned to her family homestead, “the farm“ in Webbwood, returning in 2000 to Sudbury. She will be forever remembered for her kind and gentle spirit and her unconditional love. Thank you to Dr. Moe St. Martin and the staff and friends at Eileen's Pioneer Manor home whose care for her kept the twinkle in her eyes. Thank you to Dr. Thornsteinson and the nursing staff at the Laurentian Site, especially Josee whose support to our family and her care and compassion helped mom leave in a peaceful and dignified manner. We know that Mom is now at peace with her Lord and Savior. Resting at the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME, 252 Regent St. at Hazel St. Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Hope Church, 591 Brennan Road, Sudbury, Monday, July 6th, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Interment in St. Stanislaus Cemetery beside Jimmy. Prayers 3:00 p.m. Sunday Donations to the Mass for Shut-Ins or Pioneer Manor Residents Council would be appreciated. (Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday). Flowers, donations or messages of condolence available online at