Albert Alexander Nicholson known as Bert Nicholson has passed away February 09, 2015 in the St. John Hospital of natural causes.
Bert was born to Alex and Rose Nicholson February 04, 1931 at Milne’s Landing, River Road which was later renamed Sackner Road in Vanderhoof, BC.
He is predeceased by his sister Betty, nephew Jackie, father Alex, mother Rose and wife Myrtle.
He leaves behind his partner Christa Christenson and her 3 children. His brother John Nicholson, nephew James & Daphne Nicholson (Colleen, Timothy, Cynthia) niece Joanne & Pete Penner (Dustan, Benjamin, Calvin).
Bert made his life in Vanderhoof. He lived in town close to the St. Joseph School, then along Highway 16 across from L&M Sawmill for over 50 years. He had recently moved into town with Christa.
In the beginning of his working career he was a mechanic at a car sale dealership in Prince George, BC. Then into AA Nicholson Welding, owner operator of large equipment; land clearing and road building. It was through his welding that he earned the nick-name “Sparky”. He welcomed the local contractor’s to his home site along Highway 16 for repairs and washing their equipment. This had become part of a usual Friday night gathering.
Bert enjoyed old time fiddling, feeding the birds, carpentry, fishing, hunting and traveling. There are many albums hosting the camping ventures and trips to Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska. He was passionate about the house boat that he had built. Many friends and family enjoyed outings on nearby lakes with Bert and Myrtle hosting the day!
Bert will be missed…His many stories, sense of humour and his keen eye for details.
To honour his wishes there will be no service. Family and friends gathered as Bert’s ashes were placed beside his parents on April 18th, 2015 at the Vanderhoof Cemetery.