Ed Nicol

A photo of Ed Nicol


Charing Cross United Church
Monday July 30, 2018
2:00 p.m.

Shallow Lake United Church
Wednesday August 1, 2018
2:00 p.m.


Charing Cross United Church
Monday July 30, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Shallow Lake United Church
Wednesday August 1, 2018
2:00 p.m.

Edward Alexander John Nicol, born June 26 1944, died July 27 2018 after a brief but courageous fight with colon cancer. Predeceased by his parents George and Evelyn Nicol of Owen Sound. The family home was on Nicol Gully. Ed was also predeceased by his siblings Sharon Nicol and Marshall Nicol.

Married to the love of his life Joan (nee Pemberton), Ed was father to Sarah Nicol and her partner Paul Matteau of Bengough Saskatchewan and to Greg and Amy Nicol of Owen Sound. Cherished Grandpa to Zachary and Colin.

Ed lived a wonderful life. After graduating from Owen Sound Collegiate Vocational Institute, he attended the University of Waterloo for a year before leaving to work for the Ministry of Highways as a surveyor. After a time he left to seek his own dream of owning a business and purchased Sunworld RV, however, other plans were to be laid and in the early 1990’s Ed became a Lay Minister with the United Church of Canada. He has had several pastoral charges including Kyle Saskatchewan and most recently Cedar Springs Ontario. He was an active Rotary member. He found pleasure in driving the Rotary wheelchair van and doing church services at Blenheim Community Village. He enjoyed crosswords, camping, the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Team, Diet Pepsi and travelling to England with his beloved wife.

Visitation will take place at the Charing Cross United Church in Charing Cross in Charing Cross on Monday July 30, 2018 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. followed immediately by a Memorial Service.

Visitation will take place again at Shallow Lake United Church in Shallow Lake on Wednesday August 1, 2018 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. followed immediately by a Memorial Service. Interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Fourth Line United Church or the Paul Harris Foundation/Rotary Club of Blenheim. Friends in Owen Sound are asked to consider the Shallow Lake United Church Missions and Services Fund.

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Dear Greg and family, Our condolences on the loss of your father. We hope you can cherish his memory in these difficult times. Mark and Barb Avery

Dear Joan Greg and Sasah' I am so sad to hear about Ed's passing , my memories go back to the early 1990,s and you were my neighbors on highway 6, I am unable to attend the visitation at the church tomorrow , my deepest sympathy and I will be thinking about you tomorrow. Margaret

My sincere condolences to you and your family at this time. I attended UC Theology college in Montreal and so appreciated Ed's faith, his wisdom and compassion and of course his sense of humour. We were blessed to have him among us. Jo Mader Qu Appelle Sask.

My deepest sympathy to you Joan. You will truly miss Ed. He was such a gentle, kind gentleman. I enjoyed working with him at the Blenheim Village and at New Scotland. May God bless you and the family with strength to go forward and peace.

From the Executive and members of Essex Presbytery, we send our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family of Ed.

As a former Cedar Springs United Church member I am sending heartfelt sympathy to you, Joan, and your family.

Expressing my deepest sympathy to Joan and family. I always enjoyed the Church services at Blenheim Community Village. He will be greatly missed. God will take care of him and he will suffer no more.

To Joan and family . So sorry to hear of Ed's passing . Our thoughts and prayers go our to you all . Rodger Tennant and family .

So sorry to hear of Ed's passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

very sorry to hear this news. His generosity of his time and effort will be missed by many.

Joan, Greg and Sarah Please accept our sincere sympathy. We have many fond menmories of Ed from Minor Hockey days in Shallow Lake. Kim and Elaine Bell

Dearest Nicol family, We are deeply saddened to hear about your loss. Please accept our condolences and know that we are thinking of you.

Joan and Family I’m so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. It was always a pleasure to see him and hear him worship. My thought and prayers are with you all at this time. Ed will be greatly missed.

We extend our deepest sympathy’s to you Joan,Sarah and Greg and family.Ed will certainly be missed in our daily lives,a great gentleman to everyone at all times. Don and Nancy Jackson and family.