Odd Monrad Nicolaysen

Born at Haugesund, Norway on June 7, 1929, Mr Odd Nicolaysen passed away peacefully at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at the age of 75 years.

There will be no formal funeral service as per Odd’s request.

Odd is survived by his wife, Laila; son, Frank (Vicky) of Tappen and daughter, Oddfrid (Reid) of Tappen; grandchildren, Tanya (Trevor) of Tappen, Nigeel (Rob) of Powell River, Trenn of Coquitlam, Leena (Jay) of Coquitlam, Neven (Loree) of Fort St. John, Kate (Josh) of Edmonton and Brander of Fort St. John; great-grandchildren, Aften, Doran, Brandon, Brynne and Leif. Odd was predeceased by a son, Leif Bjorne, in 1985.

Final Words: It’s Tuesday, the third of May, and a cloudy day. I feel so sad to see my dad this way.

My heart, it aches at the thought of us parting, I wish we were back at the place where we started. When I was just small, and you were my hero.

Being carried on your shoulders, made me feel so tall, being snuggled in your arms made me feel so small, so safe, so precious.

As my heart aches, my soul sings, because you get to go home, to be met by those gone, who loved you so dearly. I know when the time comes that I too must cross that line, amongst those to meet me will be this amazing man, who raised me and loved me, taught me many a lesson. Some good some bad but all necessary to make me the woman I am today.

For all this I thank you with all of my heart. I am grateful forever, you fulfilled your part.

Your loving daughter, Oddfrid

The family want to express thanks to Dr. Warren Bell for his warmth and support. A great big thanks to the nurses who helped care for dad – you were very kind. Last but not least, Dad wanted to express thanks to the STAFF at Askew’s Foods, your warmth and your kindness made dad feel special every time he came in.

Donations in memory of Odd may be sent to the charity of one’s choice. Email condolences to the family may be sent to: sympathy@bowersfuneralservices.com

Arrangements with cremation were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.