Lawrie Nichol

Obituary of Lawrie Ray Nichol

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Lawrie Ray Nichol, beloved husband of Sharon Coulter Nichol, passed away suddenly at his residence is Fairmont Hop Springs on Friday the 17th of March, 2023 at the age of 83 years.

Lawrie was born in Brandon Manitoba and lived in Wawansea Manitoba until leaving for University of Manitoba to pursue an Engineering program. He graduated with Bachelor of Science degree as well as a Master Degree, then moved to Calgary and was employed by Imperial Oil. He and Sharon moved to Cold Lake, Alberta, then to Edmonton, Alberta and back to Calgary.

He worked for Imperial for 10 years before becoming a consultant with D&S Engineering. This position too him to Yukon in Canada, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Indonesia, Singapore, and other countries. His final employer was Arabian Gulf Oil Company in Benghazi, Libya as well as most time spent in the company compound un the desert as resident engineer.

Lawrie was predeceased by his parents as well as his brother Bob Nichol. He is survived by his sister Sharon, his wife Sharon, his daughters Lisa Nichol (Don), Naomi Nichol (Scott) and his grandsons Brenden Nichol, Wesley Yaeger and Owen Yaeger.  There will be no funeral service held but an informal Celebration of Life will take place at his home on River Drive in Fairmont at a later date.

Grateful thanks go out to the Columbia Valley first responders for their hard work, to the British Columbia Paramedics, and to RCMP Constables Dubril and Kish for their compassion. Appreciation also to McPherson Funeral Services for coming in the middle of the night.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army in your area.

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