Nicole Ann Trainor
July 20, 1984 ~ Feb 16, 2013
Nicole passed away suddenly in her sleep in Creston, BC on February 16, 2013 at the age of 28.
Nicole Ann Trainor was born in Creston, BC on July 20, 1984. She was the first child of Larry David Trainor (Creston) and Robin Fay Trainor (Spokane). She was the eldest, then came her sister Heather Elizabeth (1986) and the youngest sibling John Lawrence Trainor (1988). She also has a half brother Jeremy in Ontario.
She attended Erickson, Adam Robertson and PCSS schools, and spent a season at College of the Rockies while living with her Aunt Linda.
As a youngster Nicole had great fun spending time at Grama McMahon’s playing dress-up, singing and dancing with siblings and cousins, camping and swimming at Garland Bay, sometimes with her dad who was a good cook! She also spent time with Great Grama Esther in Yahk.
One camping day, Grama spotted Nicole (5) and her cousins up a high cliff, Nicole in the lead, of course. Grama called to them (with her flyswatter in hand) and told them to come back. They all got a swat on the seat and were relegated to the tents. Many years later, they would all laugh about the incident, and the fact that the swat from Grama didn’t hurt! In her late teens Nicole even hiked up Mt. Baker outside Cranbrook.
Nicole eventually met Fred Martineau. They travelled a lot through BC and Alberta, settling back in BC and had three handsome sons. Fred and the …children Brandon Joseph (7), Jordan David (6), and Michael John (4) still reside in Creston in the care of their family, including Fred’s mother Lori and grandmother Jo.
Nicole adored her children and would spend a great deal of time with them, cooking and doing crafts. She would spend hours reading to them. Her love also extended to her siblings’ children as well. Gardening was another favorite pastime and she enjoyed involving the children in all that she did.
Nicole Ann is survived by Robin Lloyd of Spokane; her three sons; sister Heather Trainor and brother John Trainor of Creston; older half brother Jeremy in Ontario; grama Betty McMahon, aunts Linda (Larry) Young and Kathy (Allan) Stace-Smith from Creston; aunt Brenda Trainor from Kelowna; grama Sally, aunts Rita and Ann, and an uncle (US); two nieces and a nephew and numerous cousins and friends; Rocky (Vancouver), Fred’s family, grama Lori, great grama Jo and great-great-grama Helen, uncles Wesley, Andy and Moe and great uncle Larry.
Nicole was predeceased by her father Larry David Trainor (2005), grampa Lawrence Trainor, stepgrampa Charles McMahon (2003) and great-grama Esther Grafenauer (2004).
A Memorial Service was held for Nicole at G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel on Friday, February 22 at 3:00 pm. The Service was conducted by Rev. H. Haverstock.