Nicole Heighton: In Memoriam

Nicole Gwendolyn Heighton of Lyons Brook, Pictou County and Sackville, New Brunswick died Thursday, November 4, 2010 as a result of a motor vehicle accident. She was employed as a mathematics teacher at North Colchester High School in Tatamagouche. She was 24 years of age.

Nicole graduated from Northumberland Regional High and had been an active student, participating in soccer, hockey and band. She went on to Mount Allison University and earned her Bachelor of Science in 2008 in Mathematics and Physics. She was well known in her community as a tutor, Sunday School teacher, and soccer coach.

Nicole entered the Bachelor of Education program in September of 2008 and quickly gained a reputation for her dedication and work ethic in her pursuit of her teaching career. She was a good friend and a trusted colleague. She graduated in May, 2010 and attained her teaching position with the Chignecto-Central School Board. She quickly became a favorite of her new students and made substantial contributions to her school in her short time there.

Nicole leaves behind her partner, Chris Harborne, her extended families, and a host of friends and colleagues in the Faculty of Education. We will miss her enthusiasm and passion for teaching.