ORDER OF SERVICE – Christina Nicholas
Dear Tony, Jessica, Joanna & Katrina,
Thank you for making it possible for us to watch the lovely service for Tita, we felt we were there saying farewell to our dearest friend. She would have been so proud of her family, especially Lara & Max.
Tita was such an elegant person, always so positive & full of life, enjoying making her family & friends happy. She will be dearly missed in our lives.
What a magnificent service you had for Christina, her personality certainly shone through. Johanna, Jessica and Katrina spoke beautifully. I can certainly relate to Jessica’s comments of Christina being the life of the party. I have spent many years playing bridge with her, or perhaps I should say many years of laughter with her incredible stories.
Tony your tribute to Christina was so moving and emotional, right from the heart.
My love to you all. Val
Christina was such a special person loved by so many. I personally shared many special moments with her and she will be sorely missed – such a great sense of humour – we shared so many laughs despite her medical issues. She will always be remembered by me and my medical family. Our love goes out to all her family – I know how much she cared for you all. I always had to study the photos during her consults! My wife, Suzanne, my nurse Denise (also swedish background!!) and I send our heartfelt sympathy to you all and may you gain comfort from the wonderful memories that will be her legacy! I will raise a champagne toast to her!! Fondly Graeme Southwick
My thoughts are with Christina and you.
A lovely service and photos. We have many wonderful memories of our time in Melbourne with you both. We send our love.
Dear Tony, Jess, Jo and Katrina,
Thank-you for sharing this beautiful service for Christina. I remember her as a wonderful, larger than life character whose love for life was apparent in everything she did. My sincere condolences to you all.
Dear Tony, Jessica, Joanna, Katrina and family,
Such a beautiful service. Every part so touching, from the heart. Such wonderful memories, loving words, beautiful poem, song and photos. Christina will always be in our memories and make us smile. Thank you for sharing with us.
Tres cher Toni,
C‘est avec beaucoup de chagrin que nous avons appris la mort de Christine,Christina qui reste pour nous inoubliable pour son charme,son elegance,son esprit si brillant et son grand caractere. Nous prions pour elle chaque jour ,et nous nous rejouissons deja de la retrouver bientot dans la paix du Ciel. Nous pensons aussi tres affectueusement a vous,tres cher Toni, a votre peine profonde et a cette,helas, solitude parce que Christina est partie. Il est vrai, elle a tellement souffert,mais avec vous aupres d‘elle. Nous esperons de tout coeur vous revoir,a Zurich ou Sintra,et vous embrassons beaucoup. Sissi,P Nicolas
Anne and Peter Colman
Christina was an elegant, lovely person and we shall miss her at our gatherings.
Our condolences to you Tony, and your family.
It was a lovely service. Sorry for your loss. I liked it when Katrina read the poem that her mum wrote. Thinking of you and your thoughts are in my pray.
A sad but also heartwarming farewell. Our love to you Tony and to all the family.
Paul and Jill
We have just finished watching the funeral service and are still drying our eyes.
It was a beautiful ceremony, very moving, and you and your daughters honoured Tita in a way that she would have loved. She would have been immensely proud of her family. We couldn’t help but hear the unforgettable sound of Tita’s wonderful laugh at some of the jokes that were mentioned during the ceremony.
The photo montage was outstanding. There is not a single picture in which she is not stunningly beautiful. We kept saying to each other that you were a blessed man to have been married to such a remarkable, beautiful, fun, kind and intelligent woman.
We are with you in spirit. You are very much in our thoughts at this toughest of times. We send you all our love.
Elizabeth & Charles
Dear Tony, Jessica, Joanna and Katrina.
Thank you so much for sharing the service with us. So beautiful and well arranged. I am sure Tita is very proud of you all. It is so unfair that such a beautiful, sparkling and bright woman should have to suffer so much during her last year and to pass away so early.
Our thoughts are with you during this very sad time.
The end of life is so definitive, so irrevocable and so unimaginable.
Our words are so poor to express what Lotta and I feel for all of you.
But we are very grateful to have known Tita for more than 45 years. There are so many happy memories.
Lots of Love, Lotta and Göran
A lovely farewell – I was very touched by Jessica’s and Joanna‘s loving words and by Katrina reading Christina’s poem, by her grandson remembering with gratitude Christina’s wisdom and advice. And of course Tony’s loving recollections.
To Tony and all of you my deepest sympathy.
Dearest Tony, Jessica , Joanna and Katrina and family , thank you for allowing us to share this very private family service for your beloved Christina. It was the most beautiful and moving tribute to her. My thoughts and prayers are very much with you all at this sad time. With lots of love, Louie (Louisa) xx
Thank you for sharing your beautiful, moving tribute.
My loving memories of dear Christina will always bring a smile.
I send you, Tony, and all your wonderful family my love and heartfelt condolences.
Farewell to my dearest friend. I will miss you so much. You will be always remain in heart. Lots of love to christina. Thank you for sharing this moment with me.
It was indeed a serene & beautiful service for Titta this afternoon. She would have been proud of her beautiful girls & their words. Our hearts go out to Tony & family at this very sad time. With love Peter, Carolyn, Annelies & Gus
Dear, dear friends
It was a beautiful service and we are so thankful that we could share the Tribute to Tita with you all, being so far away.
We are so very grateful for the wonderful memories of everything that we have done together. We will always carry Tita around our hearts.
Lots of love
Margareta and Richard
Darling Tony & family ,
What a beautiful service for beautiful person . With much love
Marita & John
Dear Tony, A beautiful service for a beautiful person. Phil and I look forward to being able to raise a glass to her memory with you very soon. Best Wishes Sally
What a wonderful moving service for Christina. The pictures of her life were beautiful, as were the many stories told by her nearest and dearest. We are all lucky to have known such a beautiful person. Sending all our love to the family xx
My loving memories will always bring a smile.
I send my heartfelt condolences to you, Tony, and all your wonderful family.
Dear Tita what fun we have had over the years, Christel and I Tony and yourself, you will be sorely missed by everyone especielly the family, however we have so many happy memories. A lovely warm ceremony today God bless you
Dearest Tony, Jessica, Joanna, Katrina and families,
Such a warm service, such meaningful words and beautiful photos… Tita would have been so very proud of you all! Thank you for sharing this moment with us.
Much much love, Anna, Ian, Josephine and Sebastien
Wrapping the Nicholas family in a huge hug. The service for Christina was a beautiful celebration of a life so well lived. Always in our thoughts and prayers for the coming weeks and months. Much love, Louisa and Lucas xoxo
Posted on behalf of Marie Irving
Farewell dear friend. You will be so missed. Your star Will shine down from above and your legacy will live on through your daughters and grandchildren. Tony will hold your memory close to his heart forever.
With my love,
Such a beautiful, elegant service as due Christina.
We look forward to spending time together, when permitted.
With love to you all
Graham & Liz
Posted on behalf of Fiona Howie
To all the Nicholas family.
What a lovely tribute to Christina.
Thank you for allowing me to share this with you.
My thoughts are with you all.
With love and peace.
Posted on behalf of Peta Munroe & Angie Brown
To Dearest Tony, Jessica, Joanna, Katrina, Nigel, Nick, Max & Lara… or thoughts, prayers & special memories are with you today & always when we think of & remember the beautiful & wonderful Christina… such a special person & her legacy lives on in each of you. Thank you for including us in the Celebration of her life today. With all Our Love Peta & Angie
We appreciated the opportunity to attend the service via the link. Moving and memorable, and well presented with the help from all the family. Christina will be fondly remembered by all of us.
Our love to all.
Dear Joanna, Tony, Jessica and Katrina,
It was an honour to join you today to celebrate your beautiful Christina. Such a wonderfully well lived and joyous life as both mother and wife.
Christina’s radiant smile and enduring sense of humour was ever present. I have such fond memories of spending time with your family. Your mum was always so kind and welcoming.
Christina’s Swedish meatballs eaten in the sunny yellow kitchen at the farm, exotic decorative Dala horses, new and exciting card games and mystical nordic customs from Scandinavia.
Your mum’s warmth, grace and beauty were always enchanting and will stay with us.
Deepest condolences to you all.
I will always remember how Tita was so kind and welcoming down at the farm when I would visit to spend time with Max and Lara.
Some of my oldest and fondest childhood memories are of spending time there.
I’ll also remember the occasions when we would all catch up for Max and Lara’s Birthday parties.
To Tony especially, but also to everyone who spoke and sang today, your speeches were beautiful and very moving.
I feel honoured to be able to watch the service, and to have known such an amazing and friendly person.
My love to all of you,
I miss you, dear friend,Christina!
Thank you for a wonderful time together at dinner parties—lot of laughter, jokes and ,of course ,your beautiful kind heart.
You will be in my heart forever.
A beautiful and moving tribute! All our family send love and trust the many happy memories of such a vibrant person will sustain you.
Toni and Martin xx
Dear Tony, Jessica, Joanna, Katrina and family,
My deepest condolences for your loss.
Thank you for this beautiful service. You all spoke so wonderfully and movingly. And those great photos: Wow! What an opportunity to remember Christina’s full life and unmatched joie de vivre.
Although it has been some years since I had the pleasure of chatting with Christina at one of mum and dad’s long-gone dinner parties, I always remember that fabulous laugh. And yes, usually a risqué joke or two!
I will forever remember Christina and her singular style, grace, intelligence, wit, and beauty.
Much love to your family,
Dear Jessica and Nicolas family
So deeply I felt this farewell to Christina Nicholas, whom I had the pleasure of meeting on several occasions in the past 25 years. It is I think the link because I know her daughter Jessica so well and with whom I have shared a close friendship during this time. This was in many ways an intimate private familial service but I felt so close and at the same invited in being there. Perhaps because it was so personal and also because I know the Swedish Church well having been there on many occasions during the Finnish Lutheran services. Also my close feelings to Scandinavia and the Nordic people with whom I have shared so much. Thank you sincerely Jessica and Tony and family for giving us the opportunity to share this farewell to Christina and the images of her joyful life with you. Thank you for letting us into your lives. With warm wishes and deeply lingering thoughts and love –
Henk van Leeuwen and Pam Jordan – Elwood
The funeral was so beautiful, I am still wiping away the tears. What an amazing wife and mother she was. She will always be in your hearts, always speak of her for she will hear.
What a beautiful service and so perfect for Christina. The Pastor was so sensitive with her words about Christina .
Jessica, Joanna and Katrina spoke incredibly well .
Tony , very hard for you to farewell your beautiful wife, Very moving , you had us in tears.
We wish you all good health and strength to get through life without Christina. We will certainly miss her.
With much love
Kate and Jens
What a lovely service and celebration of beautiful Christina’s life.
Wishing you all much strength and peace in the days ahead.
With much love and my heartfelt condolences, Jules xoxo
It is with great sadness that we followed the beautiful service. Together you created a warm ambiance to celebrate and remember Tita. It meant a lot to us to be able to be present online today.
With much love
Cecilia and Lars
I have loved the wonderful times i have shared with Jo, when i have been at your place and at the farm. Thank- you for always welcoming me into your home with love and laughter. I have fond memories i will cherish forever. A loving, beautiful service today and the sun is shining too.
My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Dear Tony, Jo, Jess, Katrina, Nick, Nigel, Max and Lara my heart was breaking for you all throughout this beautiful service. You all spoke so well, with such love and I enjoyed hearing your family stories and of the love story of Tony & Christina. You made a great team. Lara sang beautifully and after the weather we’ve had, I was so pleased the sun was shining to farewell Christina, Although I couldn’t be with you all today, I hope you felt the love from myself and those watching. I really missed being able to give Katrina a hug especially but hope to do so very soon. Love and thoughts to you all and to all Christina’s family and friends. X Fran
A beautiful service to bid farewell to Christina. I am so pleased we were able to share this with you.
Our sincere thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
Gerry and Bob Hare
A beautiful and moving tribute! All our family send love to you and trust that the many happy memories of such a vibrant person will sustain you.
Dear Tony, Jess, Joanna and Katrina, and your families
Thank you for being able to witness the love and joy of your darling Christina and mum, and be present with you as much as we can in your final farewells. My heart goes out to you in your grief and sorrow. With love, Sam
A touching and discreet service as I am sure your mother Christina would have wanted Jessica. My condolences Jessica and to your father and sisters. Seeing all those photos of your mother, I could see how she had such as joie de vie about her and had a really lived and fulfilled life full of so many happy moments with friends and family. I could also see how important her Swedish heritage was to her so it was fitting that she could be farewell from the Swedish church with a service conducted in Swedish.
What a beautiful service honouring Christina’s life; such fond memories shared and wonderful words. We will always remember Christina and her passion for life.
My love and thoughts are with Tony, Jess, Jo, Katrina, Nigel, Nick, Max and Lara.
All my love,
Thank you for sharing this with ..it was beautiful to watch the love of a family for beautiful Christina.
Love Paul [and from my sister Liz ]
Thank you for sharing your mother’s funeral service with us. It was very beautiful and moving.
Henk and I share your sadness and thankfulness for a life well lived and full of wonderful times.
We are lucky to have wonderful parents who have all loved us unconditionally and had significant influences on our lives too.
Deep sadness…I’ll remember Christina’s laughs. All good Times .It was a Beautiful cérémony.
Such a touching, beautiful service. Christina would be proud of it and especially her lovely family.
Warmest wishes and love to Tony and you all.
Ann and Tony
Dear Tony, Jessica, Joanna and Katrina,
A heartwarming service and celebration of Christina’s life. She loved life, lived it to the full, and enriched the lives of many others.
Thinking of you
Very emotional farewell shared with you. We will never forget Christina. She will always be in our heart. We think strongly of you Tony and your family.
John and Jacqueline
Dear Tony, Jess, Jo, Nigel, Lara, Max, Katrina and Nick. What a beautiful service and wonderful tribute to Tita. So sad we couldn’t be with you today but we send you all our love and lots of big hugs.
Thinking about all the fabulous times we all shared with Auntie Tita and you all especially the Swedish festivities like St Lucia and our happy Christmas Eve parties.
Lots of love to you all,
Mim, Dom, Nick, Sam and Cassie xxx
To Dear Tony, Jessica, Joanna, Katrina, Max, Lara, Nigel and Nick
Thinking of you all and sending our love.
Serena Seward and Simon Brewin
Thankyou for streaming such a lovely service. My thoughts are with you all today as you celebrate a life well lived.
Dear Tony, Jessica, Joanna and Katrina and your families!
That was a truly beautiful service we have all just witnessed.
Christina will be greatly missed, so continue to stay strong
And I send my love to you all,
Di, George and Emma and their families.
It was a beautiful service and you all spoke (and Lara sang) so well.
We will always remember Tita very affectionately.
Much love, Penny, Peter, Alistair, Lucy and Jeremy Gray
My darling Jessica. My sincerest condolences on the passing of your stunning mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Look forward to giving you a big hug and kiss as soon as I am allowed. In the meantime, take care. Much love. Valentina.
Dear Tony, Jessica, Joanna and Katrina
I am so sorry for your loss. Christina was an amazing lady, we are so grateful to have known her and your family for so many years.
It was a very beautiful service, she would have loved your beautiful words and thoughts.
Tony, I know you and Christina were a lovely support when my father passed away 10 years ago – please let mum or I know with anything you might need, even just to talk and reminisce about old times.. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Heartfelt condolences to Tony, Jessica, Jo, Katrina and family. A lovely farewell to a wonderful lady who lived life to the full and was true to herself.
A beautiful tribute and farewell to a beautiful lady
Tony our thoughts and love are with you
A beautiful and touching tribute to a beautiful lady, who will be missed so many. Much love and condolences to you all Xx
Thank you for including us in a very personal, simple and honest fitting tribute to Christina.
A beautiful service. We love and miss you Christina. The sun is shining for you today xxx Love Amber
Thank you for letting me share your farewell to Kristina. A beautiful service for a beautiful person who had a beautiful life and family. May Kristina Rest In Peace.
Beautiful service for a beautiful lady.
My deepest condolences to you Tony and also your family.
Such a beautiful tribute and celebration of Christina’s very bright and full life.
Warm Wishes Penny x (neighbour)
Thank you Tony for the opportunity to join with you on this day.
Our memories of Christina are so bright and so clear.
We had such good times when we saw you both.
Those memories we will always have.
Lots of love – Susie and Peter
Thank you for the beautiful service and for giving us the opportunity to be a part of it. I’m sorry for all the suffering you and Christina went through, but you gave her a beautiful goodbye service and a strong place for her to start her new life free of pain. Will all our love, prayers and thoughts, Emma Nicholas, Brendan Fletcher and Maddie and Charlotte Fletcher (Sydney)
With love to you all – the McGuinness Family
To all the family of Christina, My love and thoughts are with you all.
Dear Tony, Jessica, Katrina, and Joanna,
We are thinking of you at this sad time, but know that you all have many happy memories of Christina, as a mother, wife and good friend.
All our love,
Marsty and Jenny Nicholas.
Dear Tony, Jess, Jo, Katrina and family ,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Lots of love Lisa xx
You will remain in our thoughts forever.
Stephen and Sandy
Dearest Tony, Jess, Jo and Katrina.
Kylie and I are so saddened by the loss of Tita. She really was a special person, and will be sorely missed by all of us. She was an especially good Godmother to me, and looked after me well past my younger years with special care.
Our hearts are with you on this difficult day, and will be thinking of you all in coming weeks and months. I look forward when we can next be all together and raise a glass in Tita’s memory.
Much Much Love
Jamie, Kylie, Holly, Charlie and Sam
Christina was a beautiful, elegant and charming person who will be very much missed
We send our condolences and love to her family especially Tony
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