Feb 10, 1921 – Jun 5, 2018
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dearly loved Nick. He leaves behind his loving wife of 69 years, Florence (Flo), daughters Moe (Wayne), Kathleen (Gary), grandchildren Paul (Teri), Kim (Dan), Kyle (Natalie), Tyler (Amanda), great-grandchildren Nicholas, Leah (Steve), Harrison, Eric, Kaycee, Tyson and Emma, as well as many other close relatives and friends.
Nick was born and raised in Grand Forks, BC. He left Grand Forks in his early 20’s for the West Coast of BC, to work in the logging industry while, at the same time, acquiring a trade as a sheet metal worker. It was during this time that he met Flo, who would be his forever soul mate for the next 69 years. They married in November of 1948, and moved to Ocean Falls, BC, where Nick worked as both a sheet metal worker and a welder for the next 38 years, while raising his family and spending many enjoyable years with them boating along the coast.
Upon retirement, Nick and Flo moved to Hagensborg (Bella Coola area), where they spent an enjoyable 7 years, making many close friends. It was here, at 65 years old, that Nick learned to cross country ski and horseback ride, becoming a horse owner for the first time. They moved to Pritchard, BC, for a short time, then to Rose Lake, outside Williams Lake, BC, for the next 22 years, before moving into care in Kamloops, BC.
During their years at Rose Lake, Nick, with the encouragement of a dear friend, became an enthusiastic kayaker, touring the Bowron Lakes in his early 80’s.
Poor health robbed Nick of his quality of life for the past 3-4 years, and as was his style, he quietly passed away on the evening of June 5th. Nick will always be fondly remembered for his practical ways, his humble, quiet, caring nature, and of course, that shy, gentle smile.
He was an outstanding husband, father, grandfather and a kind, generous, hospitable friend and neighbour and to all others who graced his home.
He is too dearly loved to be forgotten, and will be greatly missed.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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