Longtime curler, curling fan, and curling sponsor William (Willie) Nicholson passed away on Friday at age 93. He continued to curl at our Club until a few years ago (photo is from the Canadian Stick Curling Championship held here in 2013) and, of course, the business he helped found, New Glasgow Lobster Suppers, is a great sponsor of our club. Our sympathies go out to the Nicholson family, including daughter Sandra Sobey, son Carl and grandchildren Avery and Davis, all of whom are Club members, and sons Barry and Gary who are also curlers.
Besides being a farmer and business owner, Willy was a member of the New Glasgow Fire Department, joining in 1957 and retiring from active duty in 1983. Sons Gary, Barry And Carl and grandson Corey are active members of the department.
Here is the funeral announcement.
The death occurred peacefully at Whisperwood Villa, Charlottetown on Friday, July 23, 2021 of William Nicholson, formerly of New Glasgow, age 93 years. He was the son of the late Willard and Ruth (Moffatt) Nicholson.
William was the loving father of Brian, Donnie (Cathy), Donalda Wheatley (Sheldon), Barry, Gary (Valerie), Sandra Sobey (Gordon), and Carl (Sandra Skeffington).
He was the beloved grandfather of Corey and Alyssa; Fiona, Avery and Davis, Alex and Kyle Nicholson; Susan (Brent Fawcett), Stephanie (Ryan MacLeod), Kaitlyn (Graham Kersch) and Jason Sobey; Sarah, Patti (Greg Pollard), Kerri (Derek Hansen), and Amy Lamont (Jonathan).
He is lovingly remembered by six great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. His sister, Pearl MacDonald (Edward, deceased) also mourns his passing.
Besides his parents, William was predeceased by his wife Thelma (nee Gill); his sons Blaine and Darren; brother Robert (Sandy) Nicholson; a brother in infancy, and his special friend Fairlie Wallace.
Resting at Central Queen’s Funeral Home, New Glasgow with visitation (by invitation only)to take place on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. A Masonic Service will immediately follow the visitation at 9:00 p.m. The funeral service (by invitation only) will be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at Central Queens United Church, Hunter River at 11:00 a.m. and will be available for viewing on the Central Queen’s Funeral Home Facebook page. Interment will be in New Glasgow Cemetery.
If so desired, memorial donations to the New Glasgow Fire Department or the New Glasgow Cemetery would be appreciated.
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