Nicole Turcotte

"This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine."

FISHERS, Ind. - In loving memory of Nicole Turcotte, whose compassion for others, zest for life, engaging smile and warm hugs will be intensely missed. She was a caring and loyal friend.

Nicole was born in Randolph, Vt., on June 13, 1980, and died on July 31, 2013, in Fishers, Ind.

She graduated from Union 32 High School and then earned a degree as a veterinary technologist from Vermont Technical College. After graduation she worked as a vet tech for a large animal veterinarian in Brookfield, Vt., and later was hired by Purdue University to work in their large animal clinic. Nicole returned to college and received a bachelor's degree from Purdue University in information technology. She was working as a network manager before her death.

Never afraid to try new things, Nicole had many interests such as gardening, triathlon competition, sports and animals. She had a keen mind and a knack for medical and technological matters.

Surviving family members include her long-term partner, Greg Schrimper, of Fishers, Ind.; mother, Lyn Turcotte, and brother, Justin Turcotte, both of Montpelier, Vt.; sister, Amy Donahue, of South Easton, Mass.; and father, F. Mark Turcotte, of Vilcabamba, Ecuador.

Because of Nicole's love for animals, donations may be made to your local humane society or animal rescue league.

Celebrations of Nicole's life will take place in Indiana and Vermont at a later date.

Published in Times Argus on Aug. 24, 2013