NI­CHOL­SON, Roy (Butch) Emer­son

Cape Breton Post - - OBITUARIES - Glace Bay BURKE, Theresa & Mar­ion

It is with great sad­ness that we an­nounce the sud­den pass­ing of our dear fa­ther, grand­fa­ther, brother and un­cle, Roy (Butch) Emer­son Ni­chol­son, 79, on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Glace Bay Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, Glace Bay af­ter be­ing in­volved in a mo­tor ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent on April 20, 2018. Born in Birch Grove on Novem­ber 28, 1938. He was the son of the late Daniel and Janie (Smith) Ni­chol­son.

Butch loved be­ing in the com­pany of his fam­ily and friends es­pe­cially his sis­ters. He was an elec­tri­cian for 37 years with Lynk Elec­tric. He re­tired in 1998. He was in­volved with the Birch Grove Fire Depart­ment for many years. He loved watch­ing his grand­chil­dren play hockey. He loved be­ing out at the bun­ga­low in Mira with fam­ily and friends. He loved to go fish­ing and camp­ing. For many years he was in­volved with the Glace Bay men’s bowl­ing league. His life was de­voted to his fam­ily, es­pe­cially his late wife Bev­erly, and his grand­chil­dren.

He is sur­vived by his daugh­ter, Rhonda (Peter) Byrne, Glace Bay; son, Daniel (Shel­ley) Ni­chol­son, St. Peter’s; grand­chil­dren, Tyler, Pa­trick, Leah and Landon; sis­ters, Au­drey Burke, Glace Bay, Jean McIn­nis, Glace Bay, Peggy (Bill) Hum­mer, Birch Grove, Florence (Free­man) Vokey, Glace Bay; brother, Mur­ray Ni­chol­son, Birch Grove; brother-in-law, Ver­non MacDonald, Birch Grove; sis­ter-in­law, He­len Ni­chol­son, Glace Bay; many nieces and neph­ews, es­pe­cially Al­lan Ni­chol­son who al­ways checked in on him.

He was pre­de­ceased by his lov­ing wife of 54 years, who re­cently passed away her­self (May 30, 2018); his par­ents; broth­ers, Al­lan, Wes­ley and Don­ald (Nick); sis­ters, Neila and Mora.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be held at Pat­ten’s Funeral Home, Union Street, Glace Bay, Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Ser­vice to im­me­di­ately fol­low, 2 p.m. at Pat­ten’s Funeral Home. In­ter­ment in Green­wood Ceme­tery.

Con­do­lences may be for­warded to the fam­ily by vis­it­ing www.pat­ten­fu­neral.com.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made in Butch’s mem­ory to the char­ity of your choice.

A Gath­er­ing of Re­mem­brance and Cel­e­bra­tion with fam­ily and friends for our mother, Theresa (Feb. 16, 1921 – Nov. 4, 2017) and our sis­ter, Mar­ion (Apr. 17, 1942 – Sep. 16, 2017) will be held at the Big Pond Fire Hall Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

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