Memorials for Wendy
These memorials are in lasting memory of Wendy. If you would like
to have one posted, please let me know.
This picture (192 KB .jpg file)
was painted by Duane Nickerson, Wendy's youngest brother. Duane
completed this painting in May of 2006. On the frame of the
painting is a plaque that reads:
Duane donated the painting to the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences
Centre, and we think the painting is currently displayed on the
fifth floor of the Victoria or Dickson Building. If anyone knows
precisely where the painting is located, please let me know.
oil on panel
In memory of Wendy Ruth Nickerson-Eisener,
beloved daughter, sister and wife.
The "Wendy" is a strawberry variety named by Andrew Jamieson,
one of Wendy's brothers-in-law. Andrew is a research scientist with
Agriculture Canada. His job includes cultivating new strawberry
varieties, one of which received the "Wendy" moniker in 2006. A
picture (117 KB .jpg file)
of a beautiful box of Wendy strawberries is here.
Andrew and his coauthors published a paper
describing the Wendy strawberry, including it's pedigree,
in HortScience in June 2009, vol. 44, no. 3, pp.836-838. The Wendy
strawberry was also awarded a US
patent in 2007.
Feb. 17, 2014 by Brad Nickerson