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Nickerson; William “Bill” Ormand

Posted By Obits On May 31, 2016 @ 11:04 am In Obituaries | 48 Comments


NICKERSON – William O., 101, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 29, 2016.
Born on Cape Sable Island, he was a son of the late Jeremiah and Lillian (Penney) Nickerson.
Bill was a seaman for Markland Shipping Company before going to work in the electrical department of Bowater Mersey Paper Company where he remained until his retirement after over 40 years service. He was instrumental as a founding member of the Liverpool Fire Department and received his 50 year medal of service. He was a member of Zetland Lodge #9, A.F. & A.M. Liverpool and received his 50 year jewel and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and received his 50 year medal. He served as a corporal in the Canadian Army Reserves. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening and travelling as well as spending time with his family in Ponhook at the trailer.
He is survived by his wife of 80 years, Roberta (Brown); his son Peter (Eileen) of Beaverbank; his grandchildren Kerri Nickerson (John MacNeil); Stephen (Christine) Nickerson; David Nickerson (Robyn White) and great grandchildren Olivia MacNeil and Mariah Nickerson.
He was predeceased by his son Michael; his grandson Christopher and his sisters Etta Wood and Lillian Grant.
Visitation will be this evening (Wednesday, June 1, 2016) from 7 until 9 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Reverend Dr. Steven Hopper officiating. Reception to follow. Interment will be in Zion United Cemetery, College Street, Liverpool. Family flowers only, donations may be made to any charity. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Viv Croft (Whynot) on May 31st, 2016 12:05 pm

Gladys, Peter, David and Bertie

Thinking of you all. So sorry for your loss. Bill was an extraordinary man with a heart of gold.

Condolence from Enid MacKay on May 31st, 2016 1:52 pm

So very sorry to read of Bill’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Bertie and the family.


Condolence from Valerie Chalifoux (McKee) on May 31st, 2016 2:21 pm

To Peter, his mom and family. I send my condolences. I didn’t really know your parents Peter but we were friends….a long time ago and I wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you all at this time of sadness.
” God has another Angel sitting beside him”

Condolence from Shelley Boens on May 31st, 2016 2:29 pm

So sorry to hear of the lose of Bill. Treasure the memories and hold them dear to your heart.

Condolence from Janice Mitchell on May 31st, 2016 2:36 pm

Peter, Gladys and Family. I am sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He certainly was a great man and lived a long and wonderful life with Bertie by his side. May he rest in peace.

Condolence from joyce parks on May 31st, 2016 3:08 pm

Bertie and family,i will never forget this sweet man,always enjoyed his many stories and our visits,Bill always had that sweet smile and a kind word for everyone..we sure will miss you,Rest In Peace Dear Man..

Condolence from Doug Winters on May 31st, 2016 3:22 pm

Bertie, Peter and family. We were sorry to hear about Bill. Lots of great memories for your family and many of us as well. We will be thinking of you in the days ahead
Doug & Dot

Condolence from Pam(Bolivar) and Wayne Mansfield on May 31st, 2016 3:29 pm

Bertie and all Bill`s family……some of my fondests memories are those spent at Ponhook. You and Bill were great friends of my grandparents John and Edith Payzant. I loved seeing them in some of the photos. You both are wonderful gracious people. Bill will be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Liz and Jim Fraelic on May 31st, 2016 4:16 pm

I am sad to hear the news of Bill’s passing. I remember well my mother’s stories of how she boarded with “Bill and Bertie” when she first came to Liverpool. Mike was a baby. Mom remembered that time with great fondness.
What a remarkable life story. I’m sure you will be reminiscing over many happy times. Thinking of the family, and particularly Bertie at this time. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Marianna Seamone on May 31st, 2016 5:10 pm

Thinking of u all at this time.Sorry to read about the news of a Grandfather,Uncle and so much more.Never knew Bill but he seemed like a great man

Condolence from bonnie and david flemming on May 31st, 2016 5:14 pm

My sweet Mr. Bill..i will miss you and Miss Bertie I feel for you sweetie xo

Condolence from Betty Cook on May 31st, 2016 6:11 pm

Kerri and family – my deepest condolences to you. Though I never got to meet him, I feel like I got to know him a bit from the stories Kerri would tell me. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Cindy&Theodore Hanley on May 31st, 2016 6:23 pm

To, Gladys,,Peter and Bertie
I was so saddened to hear of Bills passing. What a remarkable man, so graceful and lovely. Beautiful family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Condolence from Allan&Beth LaRocque on May 31st, 2016 6:32 pm

We are very sorry to hear of Mr. Nickerson’s passing. He was a great person, and always had time for everyone. He will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mrs. Nickerson you had a great life with a special person and he with you. Take care of yourself and God Bless.

Condolence from Murray & Myrna Wigglesworth, Moncton, NB on May 31st, 2016 6:38 pm

Peter and Family – We were very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Please accept our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during these difficult times.

Condolence from John & Peggy Whynot on May 31st, 2016 6:48 pm

To the Nickerson Family:
We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to all of you and to let you know we are thinking of you at this sad time.

Condolence from Gordon and Gayle Grant on May 31st, 2016 8:01 pm

I have such great memories of growing up next to Uncle Bill and Aunt Berta. Watching him, Michael and Peter seemingly always working on cars, us kids throwing apples and chestnuts around when we weren’t supposed to, riding our bikes in his part of the shared driveway. They never said a word. I will never, ever forget one particular day. My brother Kelly and I had absconded with a couple of Mom and Dad’s cigarettes. We hid ourselves in the doghouse and proceeded to puff away. Next thing we knew the roof of the dog house went up, and there was Uncle Bill, presumably investigating why the dog house was on fire. He just looked at us, Kelly and I cowering in absolute fear, shook his head and closed the roof. I don’t think he ever said a word to anyone. I can still see his face to this day. Our thoughts are with you all.

Condolence from john Hagen on May 31st, 2016 8:12 pm

so sorry to hear this.seems like yesterday I was spending the night at nanny and grammpys trailer at ponhook and sitting
by a campfire with mr nickerson or going over to get a treat from bertie.rip mr nickerson and say hi to john and edith..thoughts are with you bertie nickerson and family

Condolence from Phyllis Wood Gould on May 31st, 2016 8:15 pm

My mother regarded Bill and Bertie as treasured friends. What a life they led together and set an example for us all. God bless his soul!
Phyllis Wood Gould (daughter to Beulah Wood Burrows).

Condolence from judy quinn on May 31st, 2016 9:07 pm

MR Nickerson will be missed by all that knew him REST IN PEACE peace to all his family.

Condolence from Susan Perron-Pottie on May 31st, 2016 9:19 pm

So sorry for this great loss. Bill was a kind and loving family man. He loved Bertie with all his heart. He is to be commended for that. A great man,husband father and grandfather.

Condolence from Verlie Grant on May 31st, 2016 10:33 pm

It is with a sad heart I write this, he was the finest of human beings,gentle,and loving,from the first day we met he accepted and loved me as a member of the family,thank you uncle bill,love you and will miss you,it was an honour to know you

Condolence from Betsy (Laws) Traynor on May 31st, 2016 11:28 pm

I have some very special memories growing up with our beautiful neihbours Bill , Bertie, Michael And Peter. My thoughts and prayers are with you Bertie and family..

Condolence from Bill Wood on June 1st, 2016 1:30 am

I echo my sister’s comments about the remarkable life Bill and Bertie have lead. Great family and so many friends, too numerous to count. Bill had a life that was well worth celebrating. God bless and blessings to Bertie, his bride.

Condolence from Marjorie Speed Powell on June 1st, 2016 7:18 am

Dear Bertie and all Bill’s Family,

I was sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We shared living part of our lives, at different times, in 88 Bristol Avenue. It was still known by many as the Nickerson House when I lived there in recent years. Bill loved to tell me stories about the house and all its comings and goings and I loved to listen to them. He had a grand, long life and we have lost a link to the past.

My thoughts are with you.


Condolence from Charlene & Carl Veinot on June 1st, 2016 10:22 am

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Hold all his memories close to your heart and
hopefully that will help heal the heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
all at this most difficult time. Take Care!!

Condolence from Jordan and Bella Oickle on June 1st, 2016 11:12 am

Roberta,Kerri and Stephen and families

So sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. R.I.P. Bill

Condolence from Linda Lucier on June 1st, 2016 1:10 pm

Dear Bertie and family,
The town has lost an icon. Bill was so loved by everyone who knew him. We all feel the loss. May God bless you and hold you close. Sincerely, Linda Lucier

Condolence from Gary and Donna Jollimore. on June 1st, 2016 3:22 pm

Bertie, Kerri and Stephen:

Gary and I were saddened to read of Bristol Bill`s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Keep your memories close to give you comfort during this difficult time.

We will be thinking about you. Take care of each other.
R. I. P. Bristol Bill.

Condolence from Linzee on June 1st, 2016 4:57 pm

I am so sorry for your family’s loss.

Condolence from Andrea,Gordon Veinot on June 1st, 2016 6:08 pm

So very sorry to hear of Bills passing.May your wonderful memories strengthen you at this sad time.

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on June 1st, 2016 8:39 pm

Bertie, so sorry to learn of Bill’s passing.
He was wonderful in the Fire Department.
We missed you both so much at the Firemen’s Banquet.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Take Strength from all the great Memories.

Condolence from Carol (Somers) Stevenson on June 1st, 2016 9:22 pm

Dear Bertie & Family,

I am very sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. I am so glad my brother Bill and I had the opportunity to visit with you both last summer.

Thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

Condolence from Cookie Trainor on June 1st, 2016 10:17 pm

Bertie, so sorry for the loss of Bill. I remember when you and Uncle Bill lived in our neighbourhood before you moved to the house on Bristol Ave. Spent some time with Pat at your house while growing up. It was wonderful that you had Uncle Bill for such a long time. Think of all memories you have had over those wonderful years. Love, Cookie.

Condolence from jean joudrey_power on June 2nd, 2016 8:58 am

Sorry for your loss, just remember the lovely long life you shared together.

Jean joudrey power (ann and the Bellefontaine friend)

Condolence from Romelda Brown on June 2nd, 2016 9:34 am

I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Bill and his srories will be missed. He was so kind and this will also be missed. My prayers will be with you. Romelda

Condolence from Lloyd & Barbara Naugler on June 2nd, 2016 10:04 am

Bertie & Family –Rememberance,s of Bill go back to my childhood & Liverpool Baptist Church & our families spending much time together learning about Faith. Bill & you Bertie, stand out because of your constant smiles & friendly manner toward us young ones {,not always well behaved } but always treated with kindness ..Bill will stand beside his Savour now & await your arrival to join your loved ones who went on ahead. God be with you & the family .

Condolence from Sterling Belliveau on June 2nd, 2016 10:13 am

My sincerest condolences to the family of Bill Nickerson. He will be greatly missed by so many. May you find comfort in the caring of those around you and in the memories shared and a life well lived.

With sincere sympathy
Sterling Belliveau, MLA

Condolence from Chris Ford on June 2nd, 2016 11:54 am

Our prayers and deepest thoughts of sympathy are with the Nickerson family at this time.
Bill’s blessedly long,full life and loving marriage to Bertie inspires us all. We have fond memories of him (and Bertie) when they kindly entertained us in their home on our visits to Liverpool.
With sincere condolences and love,
Chris and Carolyn Ford and Family

Condolence from Penny Winters nee Zinck on June 2nd, 2016 12:53 pm

Dear Bertie
Terry and I are so sorry to hear of Bills passing. Although I haven’t seen you in years we still have fond memories of the good times we had at Ponhook and all the fun you shared with mom and dad. We often think of all the campfires we shared there. Please take care.
Penny and Terry Winters ( daughter of Cecil and Audrey Zinck)

Condolence from Doug and Sylvia Zwicker, Brian and Kim Mansfield on June 2nd, 2016 12:59 pm

so sorry to hear of Bills passing. our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Condolence from Nettie Coffin (Toni) on June 2nd, 2016 5:51 pm

Bertie and family, so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I have such fond memories of times spent at your home. Praying for God’s grace and peace at this time.

Condolence from Ron & Bonnie Henderson on June 2nd, 2016 7:17 pm

Our sincere condolences to all of you on Bill’s passing. May all the
wonderful memories that you have of him bring you comfort at this time.

Condolence from Liz & Nelson Boland on June 3rd, 2016 7:59 am

Stephen and family. Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We did not know your grandfather that well but heard so many great things about him. Thinking of you all.

Condolence from Francis & Peggy Payzant on June 3rd, 2016 11:34 am

Dear Mrs. Nickerson & Families

Francis & I Are So Very Sorry With The Passing Of Mr. Nickerson. I Will Never Forget Mr. Nickerson & You. Both Of You Are The Nicest People I Have Ever Met. Francis Will Certainly Miss Coming Over To Cut Mr. Nickerson’s Hair For Sure. He Always Enjoyed The Chats That They Had Together. I Will Always Remember The Time When You And Mr. Nickerson Came into the Store ( Sobeys ) And I Got To Know You Both Very Well. I Always Looked Forward To Those Kisses And Hugs From Mr. Nickerson And Your Friendly Ways. And The Time He Came Into The Store And Needed Help Finding Some Of His Groceries, He Was So Happy With Me Going Around The Store With Him To Find These Items. And I Must Tell You I Even Got Another Kiss & Hug. (LOL). What Loving & Caring People You Both Are. May Mr. Nickerson Now Rest In Peace. He Has Certainly Earned His Golden Wings And Is Now Gone On Ahead To Find A Very Special Place For You Both. May God Be With You At This Most Difficult Time In Your Life And May God Wrap His Arms Around You And Help The Healing Begin!!!! Prayers To You All Especially To You Mrs. Nickerson.
Francis & Peggy Payzant!!!! XOXO

Condolence from Bryant Pushie and family on June 4th, 2016 6:39 pm

I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family of “Uncle Bill”. This is the name that I remember calling him back in my childhood.

Bryant Pushie and family
Bobcaygeon, Ontario

Condolence from Art Malone on June 9th, 2016 8:40 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. The time that he gave to the fire Dept was very commendable.May you rest in peace in the arms of our Lord . Ret Captain Art Malone

Condolence from Susan Oickle on June 17th, 2016 1:26 pm

Dear Peter and family, I am so sad to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please except my sincere condolences. Peter I don’t know if you remember me, I went to school with you.I am Susan W h y n o t from on the Milton Road. I used to walk with you and Anne Bowers some days to school

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