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NICHOLSON – Vernon Joseph

June 26, 1932 – July 5, 2010

Vernon Joseph Nicholson of Calgary passed away suddenly on Monday, July 5, 2010 at the age of 78 years.

Vern was born on June 26, 1932; he enjoyed a quiet atmosphere, fishing, coffee with friends and family. Having a strong faith, Vern lead and enjoyed a simple lifestyle.

Vern is survived by two sisters Carol and Roberta of Calgary. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews as well as their families.

Vern was predeceased by his wife Mildred as well as his son Richard.

A Memorial Gathering and lunch will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Vern Nicholson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Diane & Jan Sr. & Junior Pozsgay :

    OUR FRIEND VERN was an outstanding man with a mischievous smile, blue eyes through which you could see his adventurous nature.

    At age 65, Vern bought a yellow motorcycle, which he kept sparkling. The sidesaddles were black with silver studs matching his silver hair. He zoomed around for several years like a bumblebee. His favorite rides were to Turner Valley. He liked to hear all the biker’s stories. The characters from different lifestyles and ages, made him young.

    Every time, we visited Vern there was lots of laughter and new ventures to talk about. This year in August, he was coming to scout Babine Lake to check the fish he planned on hooking.

    Vern, Jan & Diane will miss you. On July 17, we will fish on the Babine Lake at 2:00 p.m. we will have fish for lunch and reminisce all the stories and travels Vern shared with us.

    Vern, heaven will be a new adventure for you. God be with you.

    Friends Always,

    Love Diane & Jan Sr. & Jan Jr. Pozsgay
    Granisle, B.C.
    On the Babine Lake

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  2. I spent many a pleasant afternoon chatting with Vern over a cold beer. A true gentleman and a very entertaining companion. I will miss him and his great wit. Adios amigo.

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  3. Jack Savage (Jr.) :

    Uncle Vern …. I will never forget your boyish grin, your ability to be yourself despite all judgements, your dedication to life, your commitment to your partner & your survival & sharing when you both lost your child. You gave me a special perspective & ability to be myself. Thank you for all that you shared & showed me over the years. I wish that you could be here forever but I know that you are off to be with Mildred, your one & only. I love you.

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  4. Blaine Munro :

    I used to meet Vern for the odd cold one, and he was fascinated with my bike, and motorcycles in general….
    He wanted to know all I could tell him, and I thought, at the time, it was idle curiosity, and just making conversation, but I was surprised when Vern asked me over to se his new “ride”, and I am proud to say that it was me who took him on his first highway ride..and yes, it was to Turner Valley.
    We had breakfast there, and I remember we both had eggs benedict..
    Vern insisted on paying, and when I protested, he said, ” No, the student should pay for the teacher’s breakfast”…..
    As if I had much to teach him?
    Godspeed Vern, the chrome is always shiny in heaven, and the bugs are soft.

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