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Found this story on the Telegraph UK today/April 13, 2015, sorry I couldn't print the entire story, it was very very long, just took a snippet and pasted it in here. 

 

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Viv Nicholson, pools winner - obituary Factory worker from Yorkshire whose life spectacularly unravelled after her husband won the pools

The story was pretty long and spoke about her youth when she won the lottery and spent all her money, but just about at the end of this story, we can read:

 

“All I want,” she sighed, “is for someone to walk in the door and smile at me and really mean it — and say I haven’t changed.” After her husband’s death, Viv Nicholson lived in the thick of chaos.  Finding the money had run out, she drank to excess and took at least one drug overdose. Two suicide attempts took her to the edge of a nervous breakdown. But in 1979 she became a Jehovah’s Witness, renounced drink, and became an energetic proselytizer, distributing The Watchtower door to door round the streets of Castleford.  She was enormously proud of her children, whose expensive education had been protected by a £20,000 trust fund set up immediately after the pools win.

 

Vivian Nicholson was married five times. Having divorced her first husband, Matthew Johnson, she married Keith Nicholson, who was killed in 1965; her third husband, Brian Wright, also died in a car crash. Her fourth, Graham Ellison, divorced her within weeks of their marriage, and her fifth, Gary Shaw, died of a drug overdose.

Her children survive her.

Viv Nicholson, born April 3 1936, died April 11 2015

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Yes, as I mentioned in another thread she was contacted by two special pioneers, one of whom later married Stephen Hardy of the Britain Branch Committee. Castleford was my first congregation, where I got the truth, and I knew Viv very well indeed, along with her children.

When she worked with my wife and some other sisters the telephone was always ringing with newspaper reporters and tv wanting interviews etc. especially they wanted an interview if she left Jehovah's Witnesses!

I look forward to seeing her in the resurrection.

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Found this story on the Telegraph UK today/April 13, 2015, sorry I couldn't print the entire story, it was very very long, just took a snippet and pasted it in here. 

 

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/celebrity-obituaries/11531195/Viv-Nicholson-pools-winner-obituary.html

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So sorry to hear that she has died. 

 

I had never heard of her or her story until I read the summary.  How interesting she must have been in person.

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When she worked with my wife and some other sisters the telephone was always ringing with newspaper reporters and tv wanting interviews etc. especially they wanted an interview if she left Jehovah's Witnesses!

I wonder why is that?

 

I am looking forward to get to know her soon too!

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  • 4 weeks later...

I remember watching Spend, Spend, Spend on TV in the 70's. I had no idea she became a sister.

Thank Jehovah for the resurrection hope!

The conclusion of the matter, everything having been heard, is: Fear the true God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole obligation of man. Ec 12:13

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