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Nicolle ‘Nikki’ Sarah Nesbitt

July 28, 2022

“Heaven has gained an angel with the most radiant smile, infectious laugh, and spirit of endless joy.”

With profound sadness, the family of Nicolle Sarah Nesbitt announces that our beautiful Nikki gained her Heavenly Angel wings on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at the age of 29.  She died peacefully in the arms of her mother.

Even though she couldn’t walk or talk, her connection with others was simply undeniable! Everyone Nikki touched was captured completely by her effervescent sparkle, her infectious smile, joyful spirit and energy. “Sunshine radiated through her each and every day”. She “taught others the definition of a contagious belly laugh, the true meaning of bravery, fight, and courage.” “Those who were lucky enough to have Nikki in their lives will feel the lasting impact she leaves on each and every one of us.” She was 1 in a million.

She will forever be remembered for her love of Shania Twain, the O Canada National Anthem, the Big Bang Theory, attending concerts, her beautiful friendships, her gleeful reaction to a good joke, winning at board games, her penchant for shopping, her delight in baking and crafts with those she loved, and her enchantment with new adventures in the community.

Despite any physical limitations that Nikki experienced, she always demonstrated incredible courage, an unbridled zest for life, and inspired hope in so many others during her amazing life journey. She truly was a ray of sunshine in the lives of so many people.

Nikki is survived by her devoted mother, Brenda Blais Nesbitt (D’Arcy), her father, Fredrick Nesbitt (Tara), her grandmother, Karen Nesbitt, and lovingly remembered by countless aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was adored by her Godmother Brenda Harrington, her own team of care staff, lovingly referred to as “Nikki’s Angels”, her fur-sister Molly, and her special friend Britt Hodkinson. Nikki was predeceased by her grandparents, Joseph and Evelyn Blais and Frederick J. Nesbitt. We take comfort in knowing she is welcomed into Heaven with open arms and so much love by her grandparents.

A very special thank you to Nikki’s Angels; all of the amazing people who cared for her, celebrated her, and helped make her life so rich and bursting with fun and happiness over the years. They were more than a care team; they were family, her “sisters”, and they all had a special place in Nikki’s heart and soul.

Thank you to all the doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals who cared for Nikki in hospital and community for so many years since her birth. A special thank you to Dr. Wiebe, Dr. Cassidy, Dr. Chande, Dr. Leasa, and Dr. Khan for so many years of support.

“Nikki, it’s your time now to be free of all that held you back. Sing Shania as loud as you can, dance on the Heavenly clouds as much as your heart desires, and savour the warm hugs with family who have been patiently waiting for your arrival in Heaven. “Love You More.” 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, August 19, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, Ontario, with a reception to follow. A livestream of the service will be available for those who are unable to attend in person. Registration will be required to attend the reception and view the livestream.

To register to attend the reception, please click here: Registration page to attend Nikki’s reception on Friday, August 19, 2022

To view the livestream, please click here: Registration page to view Nikki’s livestreamed service on Friday, August 19, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.

This is an open invitation to all wishing to celebrate Nikki. Out of respect for Nikki, those who are medically vulnerable, and those who are caring for the medically vulnerable, masks will be required. We also kindly request COVID-19 tests be done the morning of the service and that those who are feeling unwell please do not attend the service in person.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Nikki are asked to consider the Make-A-Wish Foundation or Shania Kids Can Charity.

Forever in our hearts and souls.

You are our sunshine.


Brenda would like to extend her heartfelt appreciation to all those who provided an immeasurable amount of support to both her and Nikki through the years and particularly at the end of Nikki’s life: All of Nikki’s care staff for loving Nikki unconditionally and always being there to help care for her at home and in hospital. To Brenda’s sister Wilma Crough and her family; we will forever hold very close to our hearts, Nikki’s very special goodbye with them during a brief moment of alertness prior to her passing. To D’Arcy for accepting and embracing all Nikki was and for being a huge support to both Brenda and Nikki during this incredibly difficult transition. To Colleen Breen who was always there for friendship, support, guidance, and helping to create very special memories at the end of Nikki’s life.

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Brenda, What a special gift Nikki was to this world. You guys gave each other a beautiful life and the love and joy you shared was evident to all. My favourite Nikki memory was how she would mischievously giggle when you said one particular word to her. Comforting words are hard to find as we know how broken your heart will be. May the God of all comfort be ever so close to you Brenda.

~ Rodger and Lisa Cann

My sincere condolences. I remember Nikki fondly from Banting where I have been teaching for 20 years. She was always a happy girl and a beautiful spirit. My thoughts are with you and your family.

~ Kara Nolan

Dearest Brenda, Our sincerest condolences 💐 The loving bond between You and Nikki can never be broken. She knows how much you love her. So many hugs sent. Jackie &Arel Alves

~ Jackie & Arel Alves

Nikki brought out the love in everyone she was around, and showed us all how beautiful life is! She’ll be missed but remembered always! Love to her family ❤️

~ Debbie &Mark Hodkinson

I will never forget Nikki’s beautiful smile and gentleness…her larger than life laugh. All the times we created art, collaborated and painted purple. She was an Angel here on earth. She changed everyone she met.

~ Kathleen Abley

The sweetest heart felt young lady that couldn’t help but touch your heart. We are all going to miss that amazing laugh, especially when Uncle Guy spoke French to her. Her cousins Kyle, Kris and Zach care about her and her memory will live on with the Boucher family.❤️💕. Rest In Peace……. You earned it Nikki….

~ Nancy Boucher

Nikki had one of the most beautiful souls I have ever met. I feel so blessed for her to have been apart of my life. Her smile would light up any room she entered and I will never forget her big deep belly laughs. Our deepest condolences to Brenda and Fred, and her extended family and friends. Nikki is someone we will never forget and will miss always.

~ Hannah and Nick Federman

Nikki, you will forever be remembered as my "Shania" girl! Every time I hear a Shania Twain song I am reminded of our awesome times together! You will always be in my heart 💓

~ Lisa Stronach

It was an honour to be you roommate even though just for a short time! I will miss you!!❤️💕😘

~ Mikayla Arends

Nikki led a unique and meaningful life. She has both given and received love in immeasurable ways. Thanks for being part of Jenny's life through high school, Ladies Group at PHSS and in friendship. Sending our heartfelt condolences to Brenda and the entire family.

~ Phyllis, Clyde and Jenny Spencer

Services for Nicolle ‘Nikki’ Sarah Nesbitt

Celebration of Life will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

August 19, 2022 1:00 pm

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