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George Nicholls

July 22, 2022


George was the only Son of Minnie and Arthur Nicholls born in Plaistow, West Ham East London. He is predeceased by his two sisters Eva Jarvis of Framlingham and Ruth Wilson of N.S.. George grew up in a tough area of London but managed to do well academically, his appreciation of human intellect was a lifelong pursuit. He could give no higher praise than smart or clever. He was evacuated to Cornwall during WW2 where he bonded with his sponsor family, returning often to visit late into life. National Service as a RAF Radar Operator led to lifelong friends and affinity for all things military. He met the love of his Life Joan Heywood at a Holiday Camp and after marriage they headed to Canada to raise a family and build a better life. Rising from Payroll Clerk to Vice President of a major Construction Company at Bradsil. He had a reputation as a tough but fair negotiator. The consummate self-made man, backed by a devoted wife, he forged a great life in a new land for his family. Settling for a long time in Bramalea Ontario he was an avid Squash and tennis sportsman at the Regency Racquets Club, where he made many friends. 

He passed his love of Jazz Music onto his family with early Sunday Morning blasts that shook the house. During this period, he established a summer residence on Balsam Lake building most of it himself and installing the fine cabinetry and wood furniture too. Wintering in Ashton Lakes, Sarasota Florida he continued world travels and came to enjoy cruising. He and Joan managed to circumnavigate the world on retirement.  He lost the love of his life in April of this year and 93 Days later, at the age of 93, he died of a broken heart but retained all his marbles and keen wit to the end. He leaves 3 sons, Mark, Murray and Mitchell, a Grandson Michael along with extended family in Canada and the UK. Though not religious, he would appreciate you raising a glass of your favorite beverage in his memory, secure in the knowledge that he is with his "sweet bean" and they are satisfied that they had " a good innings". While it is the end of an era, George and Joan will be held dear in the hearts of many for a long time to come. 

Celebration of Life

A celebration of life may be held in due course please contact Mark at for details. Arrangements have been entrusted to COBOCONK COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOME 6644 Hwy #35 Coboconk, Ontario 705-454-3913. 


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