1996 – 2018
Scottsdale, AZ & North Grosvenordale, CT – Jade A. Nicholls, 21, of East McDowell Rd, Scottsdale died unexpectedly on Wednesday July 11, 2018. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of Richard Nicholls of England and Kirsten (Valade) Johnson of North Grosvenordale.
In addition to her parents, Jade is survived by her siblings Dylan Johnson and Hailey Johnson both of North Grosvenordale; her stepfather Brendan Johnson of North Grosvenordale; her maternal grandmother, Elaine Valade of North Grosvenordale; her paternal grandparents, Ges and Jenny Nicholls of England; and many aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. She also leaves her beloved cat Shay.
For those who knew Jade, they knew that she was a beautiful person inside and out. She was always quick to make you laugh and strong beyond her own realization. Jade had an amazing artistic talent and an eye for capturing emotion through her artwork. She loved being around animals (cats especially) and enjoyed volunteering at local animal shelters. Jade earned her degree as a Veterinarian Tech from Becker College and later became employed in the field of her choice.
Her adventurous spirit has brought her overseas on many occasions and in the U.S. where she enjoyed meeting new people at Cosplay and Rocket League Conventions. In November 2017 she spread her wings and traveled 2,600+ miles to start her life in Arizona. She is spreading a new set of wings now, but she will always be in the hearts and memories of those that knew her and loved her.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Jade’s family from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday July 18, 2018 in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday July 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St. North Grosvenordale, CT. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Paws Cat Shelter, P.O. Box 31, S. Woodstock, CT 06267. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.