Obituary of Alberta Louise Oickle
Alberta Louise (Murphy) Oickle, 72, MacLellan’s Brook, passed away unexpectedly on Monday morning, January 17, 2022 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Louise was born in Sheet Harbour, daughter of the late Charles Albert and Trixie Louise (Bezanson) Murphy. She was a lifelong care giver, starting her career as a nurse in Halifax and later on becoming a teaching assistant for special needs classes and then as a teaching assistant for many years at Thorburn Consolidated from where she retired. She enjoyed her work immensely, but she also really enjoyed retirement. Louise was born to be a grandmother. She cared for her nieces and nephews as if they were her grandchildren and was overjoyed when she became a grandmother. Louise also cared deeply for her friends and did her best to take care of them when they needed her and that care was always reciprocated.
Surviving family are her daughter, Jennifer (Neville) Hawthorne, Calgary; son, Darren (Cathy Henderson), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Abigail and Oliver Hawthorne; Grant, Riley and Mikail Oickle; sister, Joy (Louis) Theriault, Ontario; brothers, Leeroy Murphy, Dartmouth; Victor (Iris) Murphy, North River; Johnny (Pam) Murphy and Dale Murphy, Sheet Harbour along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Louise was predeceased by her loving husband of 37 years, Wayne Bernard Oickle.
A private service will be held at P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow with Father Thomas MacNeil officiating. Interment will be 4 p.m. Friday, July 15 in Castle Hill Cemetery, Mac Lellan’s Brook. A reception will follow 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Thorburn File Hall.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made in memory of Louise to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Northumberland Veterans Association.