Category Archives: Tributes

R.I.P., Marian McKew (1995)

By Jackie Nickel (The Essex Times, January 4th, 1996) As many of you know, my mom, Marian McKew, died of lung cancer two days before Christmas, 1995. First, I want to thank everyone who visited the funeral home, sent flowers, … Continue reading

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Matriarch of Back River Neck peninsula looks back on 100 years

By Jackie Nickel (Avenue News, 11/26/2006) On Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, Mrs. Mae Beck greeted over 100 guests at her 100th birthday party wearing a gold locket well over 100 years old. “My father gave it to my mother on … Continue reading

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A penny for your thoughts. A Nickel for your memories.

My friend Scott Huffines’ mom, Jackie Nickel, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2007 at the age of 65 after a 6-year battle with cancer. All of us expect death as part of the birth-school-work-death cycle, but it always comes too soon. Jackie’s was too soon.
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