February 23, 1935 – October 3, 2015

With sadness we announce the passing of Gordie Nicholson. Gordie will be sorrowfully missed by his wife Brenda who was always at his side providing love and care. He will also be missed by his children: Mitchell, Mark (Jacqueline), Lance, Kerry Anne (Bruce), Sheila, stepsons: Jeff and Scott (Angela), 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Gordie was born in Aldergrove. He spent the better part of his youth in Botany Valley, north of Lytton, and Othello before settling in Hope for the past 70 years. He was born in the middle of a large family. He was predeceased by his father Edward, mother Minnie, brothers: John and Clifford and sisters: Lenora, Ellen, Marlene, Valerie and Sheila. He is survived by brother: Roger and sisters: Sharon and Virginia. Gordie’s good nature, humour and sharp wit endeared him to many. He always had company. It was people that brought him joy and he had many long lasting friendships. His humour was infectious. He could readily make his granddaughters giggle, his grandsons guffaw and the rest of us shake our heads and laugh. He was generous; almost to a fault. His fridge was always open to the thirsty, his cupboards to the hungry and his heart to those that were hurting. Gordie was once aptly described as a “rough diamond”. He will be missed. As requested, there will not be a service.

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