NICHOLS, Roderick Clyde – age 87 years of Grandview Manor in Berwick and formerly of Lawrencetown, passed away peacefully on February 14th, 2013. Born in South Berwick on June 15th, 1925 to the late Clyde and Winifred (Warne) Nichols. Rod grew up in Aylesford, served in the Navy overseas during World War II and spent the majority of his career serving in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Telecommunications technician. He was a member of the Lawrencetown Legion Branch # 112, he had a passion for Ham Radio and belonged to the Radio Amateurs of Canada (VE1AYP and Silent Key- his call sign and showing that he has passed on and no longer transmitting). After retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces he started a small hobby farm of his own which he had a great passion for. Rod also really enjoyed helping out all his friends and family through many labours of love. Survived by the love of his life Sophia Patricia Nichols of Grandview Manor, whom he married 66 wonderful years ago; sons Brian Nichols (Lynne Campbell) of Dartmouth, NS and Mark (Sherry) Nichols of Hereford, Arizona; daughters Gail Nichols (Richard Cherry) of Aventura, Florida, Leslie Jordan (Neil) of Chipman Corner, NS and Shelley Baltzer (Garry) of Clarence, NS; brother Ben Nichols of Riverview, NB; sister Geri Fowler (Jim) of Calgary, AB; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; also by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sisters Joyce Sterling, Laura Bushey and sister in law Merna Nichols. A funeral service was held Friday, February 22, 2013 from the Serenity Lindsay Funeral Home Chapel in Berwick with Rev. Judith Saunders officiating. Burial has taken place in the Aylesford Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rod may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of N.S. Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Lindsay Funeral Home and Crematorium, Berwick. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.serenitylindsayfuneralhome.ca or by sending them to P.O. Box 355, Kentville, NS B4N 3X1.