Nicki was a miracle, from the day she was born to May 24th, the day she earned her wings. Though small at only 4’10” (5’ with heels), her presence and heart were big enough to fill any room. You could always count on Nicki, probably wearing pink or purple, to brighten your day with her warmth, humor, or one of her coveted hugs. She was the kindest, most caring and emphatic young lady you’d ever meet. Her passion was her friends, boyfriend and family, whom she loved fearlessly. If there was a birthday, campfire, games night or just “coffee” with friends, Nicki would be there (probably ten minutes early). Nicki was an animal lover and avid photographer, and that made for a lot of pictures of her dog Hunter. She loved to watch movies, go for walks with her boyfriend, and attend any & every family gathering. A proud auntie, Nicki dreamed of one day becoming a mother herself as she had so much love to give. Nicki was a fighter, blessed with boundless determination and inner strength that saw her beat the odds on countless occasions. She shared a special and eternal bond with her twin sister Steph, a love that will transcend this life. While she left too soon for those who loved her, Nicki went out on top – with her loved ones by her side. Survived by; her loving parents, Sandy & Kathy MacLean; siblings, Jacklyn (Karsten) Harms, Chris (Chelsey) MacLean and Stephanie MacLean; nephews, Rylan, Gavin and Hudson; nieces, Cali, Violet and Poppy; her auntie and second mom, Lynn (Syd) Bauer; her boyfriend, Calvin Nazar; his parents, Blaine & Jackie Nazar and his family; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 5th at 2:00 pm at Mayfair United Church. Heaven has gained an angel and a beautiful soul. Until we meet again, all our love, your family.
Obituaries / Life Stories
What if low-cost funerals were a promise and not just a slogan? At Cherished Memories – it is a promise. Kevin Martens began working in funeral service alongside his father while still in high school. After graduating in 1994, he decided to move to Alberta and embark on his funeral service career. Kevin took his funeral director and embalmer training in Alberta through Mount Royal College and earned the award for the Highest Academic Standing. He was licensed as a funeral director and an embalmer in 1998.
Kevin, along with his wife Charmaine have 4 boys. They are very involved in the community including sporting activities, church and municipal politics where Kevin serves as Deputy Mayor. They started Cherished Memories in 2006 with a mission to serve families with compassion and complete honesty while providing the lowest costs in the area.
Some Funeral Homes claim to be low-cost, but for Cherished Memories it is a promise – not just a slogan. Contact Kevin & Charmaine for compassionate, honest and transparent services and fees. They have saved families thousands of dollars. Cherished Memories – pushing the boundaries of tradition.