Morning Live weather forecaster and reporter Nicola Jones has lost her battle with cancer.
Her family tells us she died peacefully late Sunday afternoon in Mexico where she had flown to a hospital for emergency surgery.
Nicola joined CHCH in 2001 as an original member of the Morning Live team.
Her smile along with her intelligence and quick witt made her an instant favorite with fans.
Morning Live producer Don Jonescu says,
“Nicola was one of the most honest and personable broadcasters I’ve ever met. When you saw Nicola on television you knew Nicola, she cared about the viewers, she cared about the show, she cared about making sure she had the right and important information. But her heart was so big it went beyond that from the activities outside the station and involvement with different charities across the city of Hamilton, to things she would do one on one of her own volition. She had a huge heart and time for everyone and that’s why her loss has hit everyone so sadly.”
In April Nicola announced she had an aggressive cancer and would be stepping away from the weather screen to devote all of her energy to battling it.
After learning Canadian doctors could do no more for her Nicola travelled to Mexico for a high risk surgery.
But doctors didn’t get the chance to operate.
Her ex-husband and still good friend says she died peacefully on Sunday.
Nicola chronicled her battle with cancer on her blog ‘Prescription for Peace.’
The last entry reads,
“Your prayers have lifted me to a stronger place of faith and trust and I am ready either way for what is to come. It may be a while till I check in now but I want you to know your love was my miracle.”
We will all miss you. Rest in peace.