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Connie "Bodin" Nicholas


Connie "Bodin" Nicholas
With her loving family by her side, Connie "Bodin" Nicholas of Tobique First Nation, NB, began her Spirit Journey on May 27, 2024.

Bodin was born in Perth-Andover, NB, on December 31, 1960. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Jeanette (Deveau) Nicholas. Bodin leaves behind her husband, Roger Bear; her children, Sabrina Siquin Bear, Rose Neebun Bear (Daniel Brown), Jeanette Wiphun Bear (Richard Moulton), Muwin Bear (Haley Everett), all of Tobique First Nation, NB; her siblings, or as she liked to call them, her onions, Veronica Nicholas (Roger Jacobson) of Tobique First Nation, NB, Dawn Rose Bear (Alan) of Tobique First Nation, NB, and Gerald Nicholas (Anne-Marie) of Lewiston, ME; her grandchildren, Dakota, Brandon, Kanisha, Aluhk, Mckeal, Lydia, Layne, Harper, Hendrix, Brinley, and Rhoades; her great granddaughter, Sapphire with one more on the way; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends that she loved.

Bodin was predeceased by her parents; her siblings, Gloria "Flogie" Christmas, Arlene "Dozay" Christmas, Iris Kowalski, Terrance "Tex" Nicholas, Charles "Diamond" Nicholas, and Leonard Nicholas; and her mother-in-law, Joyce Sappier.

Bodin was an avid part of her community, being the first ever female business owner in Neqotkuk and being in business for well over 40 years, she was a part of the Aboriginal Tourism in sharing her culture through art. She was a part of the ACOA board. Bodin had gotten the lifetime achievement award in 2018 from Ulnooweg. Her artwork (beadwork, leather work) can be seen throughout her community worn by many many members, family, and friends. She always made sure to give back to her community and share her teachings. She taught classes in the schools and created many long lasting friendships through her work. Her teachings have been passed down to her children and her grandchildren. Her many years of creating the crown and sashes for Little Miss Tobique.

Bodin was extremely well known and loved her Bodin's Subs. Her Love for her business is very well known as her store was leveled by a fire back in 2016 and she rebuilt it bigger and better, that she did in 2017. She also established Lil Boods in 2024 close to her home.

Funeral service was held on Friday, May 31, 2024 at 2 pm from St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church in Perth-Andover, NB. Father Curtis Sappier celebrated.

Music for the service was by organist Tracey Hamilton, the church choir, and the Tobique Drummers.

Pallbearers were Leonard Nicholas, James Bear, Kota Brown Bear, Brandon Brown Bear, Aluhk Bear, Mckael Bear Moulton, Harper Bear, and Hendrix Bear.

For those who wish, memorial donations to the Tobique Food Bank, to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #36, or to Brooklyn Perley’s battle would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brunswick Funeral Home, Perth-Andover, NB.
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Service Date
Friday, May 31, 2024
Service Time
2 pm
Service Location
St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church

Starting at 12 noon on Wednesday and going until 1:30 pm on Friday
Visitation Location
70 Main St. Tobique First Nation, NB

Requested Charity
Tobique Food Bank or the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch # 36