NICHOLS, Lorie Joy

Jan. 28, 1967 – Dec. 16, 2016

Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well.

Unfurling her wings, Lorie slipped away with her Angels to sit as one. Supremely compassionate, kind, loving and protective she guides us from above. She learned and taught as a Wife, Mother and friend. Our best friend. Waiting to see her again when we’re done with this life and all it has to offer, her Husband Greg, two sons, Aidan and Seth. Lorie’s BFF, Jodi Tharou. The friends and family she loved and admired. We walk with her proudly, our hearts full. In the spirit of Lorie, please give. Feed families. Donate to the Food Bank. Find your family members and friends. Talk about Mental Health. Share your thoughts. Open yourself. Be kind to yourself. Be there for others. Walk in the woods, sit by a stream. Respect nature. Be creative. Stop and smell the roses……our time here is short. A Memorial to celebrate Lorie’s life will be held in the Spring as she wouldn’t have it any other way. See you soon Princess…


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