Richard Ernest Nicklin
July 21, 1944 – January 31, 2011
Richard Ernest Nicklin passed away peacefully, at his residence in Cumberland, B.C., after a lengthy illness with his wife at his side
on January 31, 2011
at 66 years of age.
Richard was born in Princeton, B.C. to Shirley Beatrice (Tingle) and William John Nicklin. He moved to Merritt at an early age and graduated from Merritt High School. He attended DeVry Technical Institute in Toronto and received a degree
as an Electronics Technician.
He moved to Osoyoos in the mid 1960’s to manage an electronics department and this is where he met and married Marikka Tokios. On September 12, 1970 they were married in Oliver, B.C. From there the couple moved to Williams Lake where he owned and operated a furniture, appliance and electronics store. Having spent 30 years in Williams Lake he held various jobs. He became a satellite technician, plumber and lastly he started a catering business
called Dad’s Catering. He loved to cook.
In the year 2000, after the children had left home, he and his wife moved to Oliver to help run a family vineyard. After retiring in 2004, Richards dream of living on Vancouver Island came true and the couple moved to the Comox Valley.
During his life he belonged to the Kinsman Club, Rotary Club and the Mennonite Church. He loved golfing and camping. His latest passion was woodworking, spending many an hour making canes, special boat cradles, and shelves for others. He was always helping someone with some need, whether it was a neighbour, friend or family member.
His parents, brother George, and his sister Catherine predeceased Richard. He leaves to mourn, his wife Marikka (Mikki), daughter Dianna Teeple (husband Chris and grandson Riley) and daughter Julie Nicklin.
A Celebration of Life was held on
Friday, February 4, 2011 at 1:00pm
at Piercy’s Mt. Washington Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Society or the Comox Valley Hospice Society. Please join us in celebrating Richard’s life
by visiting our online memorial at