September 16, 1946 – September 6, 2014

Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sept. 6, 2014. Loving husband to Anita for 33 years. Loved and loving father and father-in-law to Tristan and partner Tanya, Forest and Kara, Dustin and Shannon, Sidney, and his only daughter Amanda and Marc.

We can never see you with our eyes, or hold your hand anymore, but we will always hold you tightly in our hearts forever.

Proud grandfather of Brandon, Cody, Jordan, Nathan, Janaya and Stephanie, Anthony, Sydney and Eli and Taylor, Josie and Liberty. He was also an uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Missed by his family in England: Nicholaus and Bette, Roxy and John, Jackie, Amanda and Ray, Anthony and Nina and his nieces and nephews; Chris and Dan Hamilton, Simon, Claire, and Phillip; Amelia, Francesca, Peter, Nicola and Phillipa.

He had a heart of gold, he was an administrator, a counsellor, a food critic (he would have made Gordon Ramsey proud) but most of all he was his wife’s best friend.

Love you forever Niggle, see you on the flip side.

A huge thank you to all his friends who made the trips over to Vancouver to see him and brighten his day, and to Sheila Michelson who was always there for Nigel’s wife to talk to and listen. Thanks to all the family and friends for your endless positive support and strength at this time. A special thank you goes to Paul and Wendy for their time they took to come see him in Vancouver and in Ladysmith, all the phone calls always brightened his day and he loved you for your caring and wit, and to John Thorington for making his day a little bit brighter. (LOL)

Thank You Dr. Watson and his invincible team, you were always so helpful and we honour all the hard work you do. Thank you to the palliative team for making Nigel’s last time on earth so comfortable.

Thank You to the VGH staff and the Organ Transplant team, you worked so tirelessly to save his life and gave him one more year with us. Thank You to G.F. Strong Rehabilitation for getting him back onto his feet and walking out the door. We appreciate all the work from everyone who was instrumental at making Nigel comfortable and happy. God Bless.

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