Douglas F. Nicholas Jr., WO



Obituary of Douglas F. Nicholas Jr., WO

Nicholas, WO, Douglas F. Jr.: It is with extremely heavy hearts that we announce his passing on August 16, 2009, after a brief illness. He was just two weeks short of his 51st birthday. His survivors include his wife, Krista (Arsenault), parents, Doris and Doug Sr. Nicholas all of whom are devastated by the suddenness of his death, as well as an uncle, Gary (Dale) Bremner, Dartmouth, and an aunt, Patricia Boutilier, Wetaskiwin, Alberta, and several cousins. Born in Saint John, NB, Doug spent the last 42 years in Halifax, Summerside, PEI, and Greenwood, NS. He was a member of 529 Armdale Kiwanis Air Cadets 72-77, being awarded the “best all around cadet” for three consecutive years. He joined 420 Squadron in Shearwater in 1977, where he received many military awards, including “longest serving member”, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, and has had a CD1. He was a founding member of 434 Composite Support Squadron, where the “T.I” Award plaque honours him with the inscription, “you have outlasted four SCLOO’s and four commanding officers”, the latter having autographed the award. Doug was a quiet and private person but made many friends, especially in the military. He never gave up his fight with the disease that took his life, and he retained his sense of humour until the end. Cremation has taken place under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, NS, (902)477.5601, where visitation will take place on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9. A memorial service will take place on August 20, 2009 at 2 PM from the funeral home chapel. Family flowers only by request, in lieu donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Words of comfort may sent to the family by visiting
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