Nicole Rose Marie Zopf passed away at the Assiniboia Union Hospital, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan on March 28, 2018, at the age of 55 years. She was the eldest child of Andre and Cecile (nee Chabot) St. Jacques. She was born on February 5, 1963, in Gravelbourg, SK., and grew up on the family farm NW 19-6-4 northeast of Glentworth, SK. She attended school in Glentworth and completed her high schooling at St. Angela’s Academy in Prelate, SK. In 1983, Nicole earned her Business Administration diploma at Medicine Hat College. On November 12, 1983, Nicole married Blaine Zopf, in Glentworth, SK. They took up residence on the Zopf family farm in the Rockglen district. There they raised three children: Heath (1986), Lacey (1987) and Kristy (1990). Nicole was employed with Prairie South School Division for many years. She truly enjoyed working as a Librarian and an Educational Assistant. Nicole loved being outdoors, whether she was camping with family or friends, gardening, digging out and gathering petrified rocks to create beautiful flower beds. She felt at peace with nature. Nicole had a deep connection to angels and treasured her collection. However, Nicole’s most valued possession and the light of her life were her beautiful grandchildren: Lukas (2011), Dominic (2013) and Alyssa (2015). She adored them. “Angels are not Extraordinary beings with Wings and a Halo. They are ordinary people living ordinary lives. But they have Special Qualities that touch our soul in Special Ways.” Nicole is survived by her husband, Blaine Zopf; son Heath Zopf; daughter Lacey Zopf, grandchildren Lukas, Dominic and Alyssa; daughter Kristy Zopf (Wesley Griffin); parents Andy and Cecile St. Jacques; siblings Joanne Jonescu, Albert (Lois) St. Jacques and Diane (Scott) Williams; brothers-in-law Clinton (Cathy) Zopf and Blair (Tracy) Zopf; sister-in-law Holly (Cal) Jorstad; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Predeceased by her father and mother-in-law Willy & Alice Zopf; brother-in-law Bryce Jonescu.
The St. Jacques and Zopf families wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone, for the love and support given to us throughout Nicole's journey. We will be forever grateful.
Funeral Service was held Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Rockglen Community Hall with Pastor Terry Severson officiating. Eulogists were Kathy Prefontaine and Naomi Dawson. Music played by AAC Worship. Urn Bearer was Michael Williams - Godchild. Private Family Interment at Rockglen Cemetery will be held at a later date.