Nicholas William Foster, 19, of Granville, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Fri. Feb. 16, 2018 in Columbia, Missouri while attending the University of Missouri. He was born on Feb. 14, 1999 in Ann Arbor, MI. He was a graduate of Granville High School, where he was involved in soccer and surrounded by a great group of friends.
Preceded in death by grandfather Wallace Burns, aunt Sandy Foster and uncle Craig Foster. Survived by his parents Kevin and Tammy (Burns) Foster of Granville; sisters, Meredith and Ellie; grandparents, Mike and Sandra Foster of Circleville, Sandra Burns of So. Bloomfield, aunts Pam (Steve) Smith of Circleville and Brenda Garrett Foster of Powell; cousins, Chelsea (Nathan) Boltenhouse , Anna (Gary) Horne, Nate, Sam, and Aubrey Smith.
Nick was quiet, compassionate, kind hearted and had a great sense of humor. He also struggled with depression for nearly half of his life. Often times, his vibrant personality was hidden under this shadow. On a daily basis, Nick worked hard to overcome these challenges, but the impact of this illness led him to take his own life. We are forever proud of Nick and love him endlessly.
Depression is all-consuming, and it’s okay to recognize and discuss the significant impacts and realities. If you see someone struggling, show them kindness. If someone needs a friend – step up and reach out to them. Most importantly, if you face these types of challenges, don’t be afraid to ask for help. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations on Nick’s behalf be made to the Behavioral Health Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 16810 Columbus, Oh 43216-6810 or you can visit Nationwidechildrens.org/Giving.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sat. Feb. 24, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church of Granville, located at 110 W. Broadway, Granville, Ohio. Online condolences to olivercheekfuneralhome.com
Behavioral Health Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
P.O. Box 16810, Columbus OH 43216-6810