Harry Lamont 'Monty' Nicholson
Born In: Baddeck
Born: February 14th, 1944
Passed in: Baddeck
Passed on: December 31st, 2015
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Monty Nicholson.
Monty passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, surrounded by family at Victoria County Memorial hospital in Baddeck after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Baddeck, Feb. 14, 1944 he was a son of the late Murdock and Margaret (Carmichael) Nicholson.
Monty will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 51 years, Una Nicholson (Morrison); two sons Bruce (Kathy) and Brett (Donna) and daughter Michelle (Brad), surviving brother Allister (Mary) and grandchildren Nolan, Danielle, Josiah, Jonathan, and Brooklynn, step-grandsons Cody and Evan, and great-grandchildren Allie Rae and Baby Sam, as well as many extended family and friends.
Besides his parents, Monty was predeceased by his sister, Neilene, brothers Harry, Ernie, Billie and Buddy, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Monty worked most of his life with the department of Natural Resources, retiring young with 28 years of service. In his retirement, he continued to work in the village of Baddeck, as a handyman and liked to help out the elderly in every way he could.
All those who knew Monty will remember his laughter, his love for his family and friends, his incredible generosity, and ability to make everyone around him smile and laugh with his story telling. They will also know his love of hunting was only second only to love of his Toronto Maple Leafs!
In honour of Monty’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held at the Gospel Hall in Baddeck, on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Harbourview Cemetery in St. Ann’s.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of MacAskill’s funeral home in Baddeck.
Una and family would like to extend a sincere and special thank you to Dr. MacCormick and the caring staff of the Sydney Cancer Center especially Beth Ford who was as close as the telephone throughout our long journey.
The family would also like to thank the staff of VCMH - Dr. Genge, Dr. Chow, and Dr. Ritter and of course Janena Lee and the wonderful nursing staff who helped us through this very difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Christmas Daddies.