NICHOLSON GRAY It is with deep sadness we announce the death of our dear mother and grandmother, Marion Nicholson Gray, at St. Paul's Hospital on Thursday, November 3, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mom was born on June 9, 1916 in Unity, SK to Marion Emma (Smith) Dallas and Peter Angus Dallas. She is lovingly survived by son Peter (Mary Jean) of Drake, SK and their children Sarah (Nathan) Rinholm of Saskatoon and Michael of Saskatoon; daughter Patricia (Lynne Lacroix) of Saskatoon; step-daughter Pam Spencer and her sons Cameron and Kevin of Brampton, ON; step-son Jim Gray and his daughter Ali Lavoie and her son Nemo of Quebec City, sister-in-law Joan Nicholson of Calgary. She was predeceased by the two loves of her life, husband Lawrence Nicholson (1991) and second husband Nathaniel Gray (1999), brother-in-law Bernie Nicholson, her parents and brothers William, Angus and sister Edna. Marion was raised on a farm near Adanac, SK and took her schooling there until Grade 9 when the depression years hit and she needed to stay home and help the family. In 1938 she moved to Saskatoon to find work and it was there she met and married Lawrence Nicholson on June 9, 1941. In 1951 Peter arrived and brought much joy, then in 1953 they were blessed with a daughter, Patricia. Marion and Lawrence loved to travel and get away from as much of the cold winter as they could. They spent many a spring and fall season in beautiful Victoria, BC. Winter holidays took them around the world but Hawaii always remained their favorite winter destination. After Lawrence passed away, Marion reconnected with a school sweetheart, Nathaniel Gray and with a love rekindled they were married on June 17, 1996. Although Marion and Nat had only three years together they enjoyed travel, family visits and especially each others company. Marion was an ambassador for the church and the community with countless hours spent volunteering with many clubs, organizations and the church. Marion's true passion was her knitting, crocheting and crafts, especially making "something " for everyone. Everyone she knew or met was the recipient of a toque, scarf, tam, mitts, socks, afghan, shawl, dishcloth, pot holder, etc. She loved to host garden parties and family gatherings, especially with her dear friends who gathered almost every Thursday for 30 or more years for their regular "stitch" sessions where they knitted, talked and seemed to solve all the world's problems. Marion lived her long, happy life to the fullest and was always thankful for everything she had and for her loving family and friends. Our special thanks to the nurses, doctors, caregivers and all the staff and volunteers in the St. Paul's Palliative Care unit for the compassion and kindness shown not only to our Mom and Grandma but to our entire family. Thank you also to family and friends for their faithful visits and support during Mom's final journey. A Memorial Service will be held at Grosvenor Park United Church on Tuesday, November 8 at 2:00 p.m. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Saskatoon Funeral Home.