Randy Wilmer Nicholson
October 1, 2022
NICHOLSON, Randy Wilmer – Randy passed away peacefully at the Louise Marshall Hospital with family at his side on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at age 62. He was born May 21, 1960 to proud parents Doris and the late Wilmer Nicholson. After a hard-fought battle with cancer for over two years, Randy is reunited with his dad.
He excelled at Egremont Community School, John Diefenbaker Secondary School and the University of Waterloo (math, accounting). Randy worked the majority of his career with Canadian Tire (over 30 years) as a Parts Service Manager in the Automotive Department, affectionately known as “Zoomer” by his co-workers. In his leisure time “Flash” had many passions - billiards, darts, slow-pitch, fishing, broomball, card games, cribbage, poker, chess, reading. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Mount Forest Branch 134 – assisting with many events/fundraisers. Many happy memories were made at the cabin near West Bear Lake. He loved watching sports – cheering for the Maple Leafs, Blue Jays and Dallas Cowboys.
Beloved son of the late Wilmer (May 8, 1991) and Doris (Miller) Nicholson. Loving brother of Kathy (Jim) Armstrong, Cheryl (Paul) de Greef, Gregory (Connie) Nicholson, Melanie Stephen (Rob Reynolds), and Shane (Carol) Nicholson. Remembered by his nieces and nephews and their families: Jaime (Brett; Alexa, Jay) Parker, Ryan (Katie; Hailey, Owen) Armstrong, Erin Armstrong, Nicole de Greef (Peter Verwer; Violet), Shonna de Greef, Lianne Nicholson, David Nicholson, Peter Nicholson, Sasha Stephen, Andrew Stephen (Gwen Saplagio), Alexander Nicholson and Lilian Nicholson. Grandson of the late James and the late Florence (Hattle) Nicholson and the late Eldon and the late Dorothy (McDonald) Miller. Survived by many relatives and dear friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Mount Forest Branch 134, 140 King Street West, Mount Forest, on Friday, October 7, 2022. Service at 2:00 p.m., celebration and refreshments 2:15 to 4:00 p.m. If you are unable to attend the service in person, you are invited to view livestream by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057424542022 . Private interment in Holstein Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Randy are asked to consider Cancer Patient Services, the Mount Forest Legion or a charity of one’s choice. England Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
Doris, Condolences on the loss of your son, hope you have many happy memories. Sincerely Barb Shill, London— Barb Shill, October 21, 2022
My sincere condolences to the family, friends and community members during your time of grief. Randy really went out of his way to engage in the community when we were just becoming friends in our early twenties. Great ball times etc. Always great when I could run into him at Canadian Tire. Rest peacefully my friend.— J Kennedy, October 15, 2022
So saddened to hear of your passing Randy.. looked forward to seeing you for Friday night darts, and being with friends. Always gentle, kind and fun loving, you were taken away much to soon.. cancer knows no bounds. You will be sorely missed by all who were lucky enough to have known you. Love Shirley— Shirley McLenachan, October 9, 2022
My deepest sympathy to Doris and family. Your son was so helpful and considerate when I would ask him for advise when he worked at Canadian Tire.— Grace Copeland, October 9, 2022
My sympathies to family and friends. Memories of Randy's larger than life personality will live on.— Brenda Degreef, October 7, 2022
With sincere sympathy Doris and your family— Eleanor Keith, October 5, 2022
Our condolences to the Nicholson Family. Rest in peace Randy— Tina and John Degreef, October 4, 2022
My condolences to the Nicholson family, Randy will be missed.— Clint Oakes, October 4, 2022
My condolences to the Nicholson Family.
Randy was by far one of the nicest persons I ever met. I used to call him Mister C.T.C., He was always very helpful and always answered my questions. He had a great sense of humor, always ready for a few laughs.
God bless you my friend. Rest in peace.
Doris & family,
Please accept my condolences. I have many happy memories when our two families would get together for a Sunday dinner.
Lynda Croskill (Lyons)
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers, to all of the family.— Ray and Marion Parker, October 4, 2022
Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Randy. He was a driving force for the Legion. Brian and Marg Smith— Brian Smith, October 4, 2022
Our deepest sympathy to the Nickelson family in the loss of Randy. He was always a kind soul and always had a smile. Our sincere condolences, on behalf of The Elder Family.— Karen Elder, October 3, 2022
Doris and family
We are so sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of Randy! Sending our love at this difficult time.
Wendy, Mike, Kollin, Denise, Dylan and Jessika
We are so sorry to hear of Randy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.
Sandra Fettes & Dave Walker
Sincere condolences to the Nicholson family on Randy’s passing. Prayers with each of you at this difficult time. RIP Randy.— Ed & Ruth Scott, October 3, 2022
To the Nicholsom family we send our condolences. Randy was a wonderful friend and coworker. Zoomer was a nickname we all used with Randy in good humour and fun. He will be missed.
Like to send my condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss— Derek Aitken, October 3, 2022
Doris and Family we are sorry to hear of Randy's passing. We are thinking of you all at this difficult time.— The Family of Chester and Verna Nicholson, October 3, 2022
To the whole Nicholson family Our Condolences to all of you at this sad time Our throughts and prayer are with you all Love Darlene and Murray Runhart and Families— Darlene Runhart, October 3, 2022
Doris & family,
We are so sorry for your your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Allan, Pauline & family
Sincere sympathy to the Nicholson Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Rev. Russell & Marilyn Rogers— Russell & Marilyn Rogers, October 3, 2022
Sending my condolences to Doris and the family…so sorry for your loss.— Shirley McCulloch, October 3, 2022
To all of the Nicholson family. Randy was a great person with a big heart . I enjoyed playing broomball pool and slo pitch with him. He will be missed. rest in peace Randy— BOB & DALE SCHWINDT, October 3, 2022
Doris and family. Our hearts are with you through this difficult time!! Randy will be missed by everyone!!— Don and Cathy Whyte, October 3, 2022
To the Nicholson families: We send our deepest sympathy. – Barry & Thelma Rawn— Barry & Thelma Rawn, October 3, 2022
Condolences to all of Randy’s family. Flash will be missed. RIP.— Ken and Karen Thompson, October 2, 2022
To the Nicholson family…..please accept our deepest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of Randy. We are so very sorry for your loss❤️— Andy and Lorrie Hopf, October 2, 2022
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Doris, Kathy, Cheryl, Greg, Melanie, Shane and your families. Randy had a wonderful sense of humor much like his dad, whom he is now with. Hugs to you all.
Cameron and Marlene McGill
To Randy’s family and many friends - Our condolences
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Rest in peace Randy.
We have happy memories of Randy working at Canadian Tire. He was always helpful and cheerful. I remember once he had done an exceptional job/favour in the store, on ta cold winter day. I went downtown and brought back a coffee for him. You will treasure your happy memories and know he is at peace. Our sincere sympathy, Bob and Mary McIntee, Mount Forest.— Bob and Mary McIntee, October 2, 2022
Kathy, Cheryl, and Melanie our sincere sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this very difficult time.— Todd and Karry Stark, October 2, 2022
Dear Paul and Cheryl and family, so sorry to hear of Randy's passing. Thinking of you.— Dave and Shirley Mercey, October 2, 2022
To all of Flash's Family and friends, please accept our sincere condolences. We were very saddened to hear of Randy's passing. Ken will always remember him fondly since they shared a love of pool. RIP No more pain.— Ken & Debbie Reid, October 2, 2022
Dear Doris, Kathy and to all Randy's family,
I was disheartened to learn about Randy's passing. I really admired and respected his determination.
Thinking of you at this sad time.
Deepest condolences to the Nicholson family. Randy was an amazing man. He will be greatly missed by many.
Theresa & Rick Clemmer
Condolences to the Nicholson families. Randy's wit and analytical ability will be missed by us all.— Keith Rawn, October 2, 2022
Nicholson family we are sorry to hear this difficult news . Flash was a great person very easy to have a great conversation with and always smiling. Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Rest in peace flash . Carl & Wendy Abbott— Carl & Wendy Abbott, October 2, 2022
My sincere condolences to the Nicholson family.— Rob Mulchinock, October 2, 2022
On behalf of the Mount Forest Legion Branch 134, we send our condolences to the Nicholson Family. Randy was a very active member of our Branch. He was the master at selling tickets for anything and everything. From organizing a fundraiser or an event, Randy always put in 100% of his time to get the job done. Randy also did all the research, legwork and start up to bring the Catch the Ace Lottery to our Branch. You will be missed as a Comrade and friend, Rest in Peace Flash.— MF Legion Br 134, October 2, 2022