Thursday, March 30, 2023
March 30, 2023

Robert (Bob) NICHOLSON

Robert (Bob) Nicholson

July 26, 1932 – July 25, 2015

Bob passed away peacefully 1 day before his 83rd Birthday. He will be forever loved and leaves a great void in the lives of his loving wife of 61+ years, Helen, his children, Son Grant (Tina) of Vero Beach, Florida and Daughter Lisa (Tom Butler-Cole) of Salt Spring, 5 Grandchildren: Andrea (Jordon Lowther), Adam, Ian (Islay), Amanda, and Robert and 5 Great Grandchildren: Jackson, Neil, Austin, Emmerson & Cyrus.

Bob was a kind, generous and thoughtful man who loved and respected family and friends. Born in Edmonton, Alta, then on to Vancouver where he attended John Oliver Secondary School where he met and married his High School Sweetheart Helen.

He started a career in the Neon Sign business and in 1963 moved his family to Sacramento, California to start his own sign shop. 13 years later back to B.C. and to Salt Spring Island to build their dream home and semi-retire. Bob took a part time job in Mouat’s Hardware Store that soon turned into full time. He had a stint as President of the Lion’s Club, but his Rheumatoid Arthritis was starting to take it’s toll, so again he retired – this time for good.

Even though we knew he was in pain, he never showed or complained about it as he lived every day with great pride.

The family would like to thank Dr. Beaver and the entire staff of Lady Minto Hospital, especially the Palliative Care Nurses and Staff.

Rest in Peace Dad. Your pain is now over.

No Service by Request. Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Salt Spring Branch of the SPCA or the Arthritis Foundation

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