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Nicole Green

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Nicole Edith was born on May 21, 1980 in Palmerston, Ontario to parents Donna (Cain) and Howard Green. She was welcomed by older sisters Michelle and Charlene. The family resided in Drayton and soon moved to Guelph where Nicole began school. She first attended University Village Public School (PS) but also spent time at Torrance (PS), Victory (PS), and Willow Road (PS). Nicole completed her high school education at Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute, graduating in 1998.

Following school, Nicole entered the workforce and enjoyed a variety of different occupations through her early 20’s. It was during this time that Nicole began experiencing a change in health. This was a setback and a regular work schedule soon proved challenging for Nicole. However, she remained fiercely independent and enjoyed living in her own apartment.

Nicole enjoyed many pastimes and on the top of that list would be her love of movies. She absolutely loved them and began collecting them. Throughout her life she amassed a large collection, never having the heart to part with any of them. When not enjoying a movie she liked watching Law & Order or Dr. Pol on TV. She also enjoyed an eclectic taste in music, however, her favourite artist was definitely Pink. Nicole also enjoyed to read and always had a book on the go or nearby. Her preference again was for horror novels, but she also enjoyed reading a good book and often passed them along to her mom or her niece but always made certain it was returned. Nicole also had another favourite, the Guinness Book of World Records. She was always quick to get her hands on the newest edition to see what crazy new accomplishments were achieved in the previous year. Nicole had a real sweet tooth and was also known to enjoy her fair share of Diet Coke. She had a real appreciation for footwear and purses, and was always looking to add to her collection. In Nicole’s opinion, it was even better if it came in the colour purple. Nicole was also drawn to animals. As a young girl, she loved trips to the zoo and her appreciation for them only grew as she got older. In 2015, her sister Michelle presented her with her own dog, a one year old shih tzu by the name of Molly. The two of them were inseparable.

Family also occupied a large part of Nicole’s life. Her best friends were her mom and step-dad, Wayne. She had a special relationship with them and knew she could always count on them. Whether it was get-togethers with her parents, sisters, or extended family, if there was a family gathering, Nicole was all in. She loved time at the lake and particularly enjoyed the Cain family reunions, and birthdays, especially hers! 🙂 When nieces and nephews began to arrive, Nicole took full advantage, enjoying a personal and unique relationship with all of them. In 2019, while attending her sister’s wedding in Mexico, Nicole got to experience one of her life long dreams, swimming with the dolphins. Memories of that day with her nephew and niece, and her smile, will live on in her family for years to come.

Nicole was a kind, generous woman who thought of everyone else first. She appreciated the little things in life and cherished everything she owned. Nicole was also known to be a little on the talkative side, often not knowing her talking was gossip. She held no secrets! 🙂 She treasured her close friends (Bill, Mike, Paul, Tom and Sarah) throughout the years, and they were always there to help and support Nicole.

In November of 2020, Nicole moved north to be closer to family. In hindsight, this was a true blessing as she spent her final months surrounded by her loving family. Sadly, she passed away peacefully in her sleep due to an unforeseen heart attack on Sunday, February 7, 2021 in her 41st year.

Cherished daughter of Donna (Cain) and Wayne Duquette of McCullough Lake. Loving sister of Michelle Cain (Eddie) of Paisley, Charlene Hoogaars-Savory (Bill), Mike Duquette (Jessica), Bradley Duquette (Anne) and Jason Duquette (Krista), all of Guelph. Beloved aunt of Victoria (great-aunt of Kennedy) Bekki, Tommy, Megan, Joel, Owen and Olivia.  Nicole will be dearly missed by all of her Duquette nieces and nephews, her many aunts and uncles as well as the entire Cain, Duquette and Green families. Molly, Nicole’s fur baby, is also mourning her loss. Nicole was predeceased by her father, Howard Green.

A private celebration of Nicole’s life will be held in the coming weeks when it is safe to do so.

Memorial donations to the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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Edith Wilson
February 18, 2021

Hi Donna, Wayne, and the rest of Nicole’s family,

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss.
I have very fond memories of Nicole from when I lived with my parents, who just recently moved to Guelph. She lived down the street from them and we would often chat when she was on her walks with Molly. Sometimes our chats would last an hour or more! I loved how open and willing to talk she was, and appreciated how kind she was to me and my parents, who were new in the neighborhood.
Again, so sorry to hear of Nicole’s passing, and though we’ve never met, I’ll be keeping your whole family in my thoughts.

All the best,

Edith Wilson

Barry Mutrie
February 13, 2021

Love you Donna and Wayne. Audrey and I were so sorry to learn of Nicole’s passing. We pray that God’s loving presence will comfort you and your family.

Robert A Smith
February 12, 2021

Donna Wayne and Family So sorry to hear of your loss Keep your memories close and she will never be far away You are in our thought at this difficult time

donna & doug kral
February 11, 2021

Dear Donna & Wayne: It is so difficult to lose a child, whether an adult child or a young child. Our condolences to your family, as a lose affects your whole family. May good memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Helen Maxwell
February 11, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Nicole’s passing. She was such an upbeat lady and always a smile on her face. I enjoyed talking to her at our reunions. My thoughts are with you.

Kim and Dave Dion
February 10, 2021

We were so sad to hear about Nicole’s passing she had such a positive and bright spirit
We know it’s never easy to lose a child and you’re in our thoughts and hearts

Garry & “Sam” Folkerson
February 10, 2021

So saddened to hear about the loss of your daughter Nicole. Thank you for letting us read such a beautiful story of her life. She will be greatly missed and we offer our sincere sympathy to you and your whole family

Carol@Alfred Savory
February 10, 2021

It is with great sorrow to hear of Nicole passing . Our throughs and prayers are with you. Donna and Wayne

Johanna Hoita
February 10, 2021

My sympathy to you and your family. You are in my prayers.

Jim and Yvonne Witzke
February 10, 2021

Dear Donna and Wayne, thinking of you and your family at this terrible time. I’m so sorry for your loss, we will keep you in our prayers.

Orial Wayner
February 10, 2021

So sad to hear of Nicole’s passing. Sending much ❤ and hugs.

Bob &Susan Byers
February 9, 2021

Wayne and Donna ,
Sending you warm and healing hugs, in the loss of your daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lorie Foss
February 9, 2021

Charlene and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. My sincere condolences for your loss.

Debbie Smith
February 9, 2021

Donna and Wayne, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. My heart goes out to you. Prayers and hugs to you and your family.

Sharen Maas and Family
February 9, 2021

Sorry to hear the news of Nicole. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

Melanie and Alex dennie
February 9, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Nicole’s passing. Thoughts and prayers with you all!

Dale and Jeff
February 9, 2021

Thinking of all of you and hoping this message of sympathy will bring comfort during your sad loss.

Marge and Wayne McNabb
February 9, 2021

Donna & Wayne we are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family. Love Aunt Marge Uncle Wayne and family

Bob and Donna
February 9, 2021

Our deepest sympathy Donna, Wayne and family.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Bob, Donna and family

Gail Fritsch
February 9, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss Donna and Wayne. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

February 9, 2021

My Heart breaks Donna and family. Prayers and love sent for you all.

Mary Lou Peers and family
February 9, 2021

So sorry for your loss Donna and Wayne. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Lee Anne Johnston
February 9, 2021

Thinking of you and your family at this terrible time. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Jessie Lueck
February 9, 2021

Sorry for your loss Wayne and Donna. I pray she is in the loving arms of Jesus! Praying for your family at this sad time

Mary Stoeber -Hoogaars
February 9, 2021

Dear Donna and Wayne ,siblings
My deepest sympathy with the loss of your sweet Nicole
There are no words to describe the pain your in ,if there is anything I can do to help please let me know
Your in my thoughts and prayers 🙏

Joanie Kennedy
February 9, 2021

So very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you all and sending our love during this very difficult and sad time.

David & Sherry (Savory) McDonald
February 9, 2021

We are very saddened from the news of her passing. She had become part of our large extended family too. From Christmas to Mexico to the cottage she was always smiling and laughing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. please let us know if you need anything.
She will be missed,

Amanda and Morgan Caldwell
February 9, 2021

I had no idea your daughter passed Donna and Wayne. So sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Karen Spanswick
February 9, 2021

My heart breaks with your hearts Donna, Wayne and Family. Will miss her hugs! Thoughts and prayers are with yous.

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