Nickerson- Alpheus G., 85, of Charleston, Queens County, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 19, 2014, in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool .
Born June 30, 1929, in Oak Park, Shelburne County, he was a son of the late Guy and Annie Mae (Francis) Nickerson.
Al was a finishing department employee at Bowater Mersey Paper Company Limited retiring in 1987. He was a member of the Canadian Paperworkers Union, Local 141, a member of Acadia First Nations and an amateur radio operator. Al was an avid outdoorsman and spent his leisure time hunting, fishing and trapping. When salmon were plentiful on the Medway River, Al would cast one of his “Nickerson Special Flies” and was usually rewarded with supper. He also enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
He is survived by his daughters Heather (Wayne) Rafuse of Midville Branch, Dawn (Donald) Green of Grande Prairie, AB, son Allan (Tina) of Charleston. He was a proud grandfather to his five grandchildren; Vanessa (Tim) Merry, Auburndale, Justine Rafuse, Halifax, Ryan and Kevin Green, Grand Prairie, AB, and Josh Nickerson, Charleston and proud great grandfather of Darius, Bryson and Kaleb Merry, sister Marilyn (Joe) Southall of Kanata, ON.
He was predeceased by his wife Joyce Iona (Winters), sisters Joanne Nickerson and Gertie Crowell, brothers Leonard and Royce.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A private family service will take place at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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David and Vivian Huskins
To the family: Sorry to read about your Dad’s passing. He is at peace now and finally reunited with your mom again.
Nancy and Ernie Whynot
I am very sad to know that Al has passed, having lived beside him in all of my grown up years I have loved him like an uncle. I know Dad will be getting the fishing rods ready and he and Al will be spending many hours together.
God Bless Al
To Heather, Dawn, Allan and families: Both Raymond and I extend our sympathy to all of you, We both knew Al for a long time and will miss seeing him out and about.
Sending my condolences to Al’s family. Had many chats on the Ham radio. Rest easy my friend.
Carl R. Veinot
To all of Al’s family I send my sincere condolence.I will always remember the good times and chats with Al both in the mill and when meeting him in town.Al always had some good hunting and fishing tips and stories.Keep in mind that he will still be looking after all his family from heaven.
Dennis & Sherri Harrington (nee Anthony )
Dear Heather, Dawn, Allan & Families,
So very sorry to hear that your Dad has passed, he was like family to us. We have known your mom and dad all our lives and spent many good times with all of you through the years. Sending heartfelt condolences to all of you … take care and know we are thinking of you.
With love from myself and the girls <3
( Sherri and Dennis )
Violet Rhyno and Gary Downton
Sorry to hear your dad passed away. When he was well enough he loved planting a veg. garden and would share his cucumbers and tomatoes with us…Our thoughts are with you all, Take care!!!!
Delores and David Dagley
Heather, Dawn, Allan, and families:
We are thinking of you all, during this difficult time. Al enjoyed fishing and hunting when it was at its best. He always had a twinkle in his eye when recalling the story about the one that didn`t get away. Please enjoy the memories, as we are certain there were many.
So sorry to hear about his passing ,, He always came into my thoughts ,And still will be in my thoughts ,, always liked him,,,,, quite person,,, will miss seeing him from time to time,, He will be with Joyce once again …bye Alfie as i knew him take care
Ann (Parks) Smith and Allan Smith
Dear Heather, Dawn and Allan,
So sorry to hear of your dad ‘s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Ann And Allan
Kendell & Karla
Allan, Tina and family…….Very sorry to hear that your Dad has passed, Sending heartfelt condolences to all of you … Take care
Deb and Chuck taylor
To all of Als family we are so sorry for your loss.
God help give you all strength at this time .
Deb and Chuck
I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family of the late Alpheus Nickerson.
Your family is my thoughts and prayers as you go through this sorrowful time.
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Debbie & Allen Conrad
So sorry to hear of Al’s passing, hold on to all your memories an each other in the coming days an may God comfort you during your time of sorrow
Todd J Hannam
Sending Sincere Condolences To Tina Allan and Family
Todd J Hannam
Lynn & Steve Rafuse
Heather & Wayne,We were sorry to read that your Dad had passed away.Please extend our condolences to all of your family at this sad time.
Charlotte, VE1XYL and Darrell Ward, VE1ALQ
It is with great sadness to hear of Al’s passing. .Please extend our condolences to all of your family at this sad time, Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Charlotte and Darrell
Margo & Borden Hanley
Dear Allen, Tina and Josh: We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. God Bless.
Fred and Wendy Wamboldt
Heather, Dawn, Allen and families, So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I always enjoyed the chats Al and I had. Our deepest sympathy to you and your families. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Wendy and Fred
So sorry to hear about Mr. Nickerson. He was a kind soul and I enjoyed his stories and light hearted attitude. Thinking of you all.
Melinda and Paul Hilchey
We send our deepest sympathies to Heather,Allan and all their families at this sad time.My father Ace always had great things to say about your Dad,lots of hunting and fishing tales too.Memories really do help to comfort you and get you through these difficult times.
Ronnie and Barbara Burns
To Al’s Family,
So very sorry to hear of your loss.
I worked on the finishing floor with him for
years. I’ll miss seeing him around and having
a chat with him. A very nice man.
Deepest sympathy to all his family.
Ronnie and Barbara
Allen ,Tina, Josh & family
Sorry to hear of Al’s passing
condolences to all
brian and kim mansfield
Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
sorry for your loss, love the photos at the end of the obituary. i am from new harbour guysborough county are you anyway relation to the nickersons here. blessings to you and your family. va1dwg
Condolences to all the family. We have lost a great one.
so sorry to hear of al s passing ,he was a good man R.I.P old friend VE1JEW
Betty and Bernie Conrad
To Heather, Dawn, Allen and families,
Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father. May your memories comfort you at this sad time.
Betty and Bernard Conrad
Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed a few senior trips with your dad over the years he was a very kind man. Loved the stories he would tell. He will be missed.