Garth Nicholls

Garth Havelock Nicholls

Monday, October 3rd, 1938 - Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
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Garth Havelock Nicholls
October 3, 1938 – August 26, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of an incredible man. After a very courageous battle with COPD, Garth Havelock Nicholls, in his 82nd year, passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 26, 2020 at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay. He was surrounded by the love of his family. Garth was the beloved husband of Gwen (nee Bryant) for 59 years. Loving father of Cheryl (Jim Bedard), Rick, Heather (John Giffen), Sonya and Diana (Ryan Bevington). Cherished Papa of Greg (Amanda), Spencer (Alicia), Stephanie, Jeeny (Kevin), Alex (Sagal), Justin, Ryan, Kaden, Ethan, Carter and Hannah. Proud Great-Papa of Theo. Beloved brother of Betty (Bob Ellery), Beverly (Bill Woodbine) and Marian (Eric Junkin, d. 2010). Dearly respected brother-in-law of Leo Bryant (Gwyneth), Sheila (Holly Cooper), Glen Bryant (Elaine), Valerie (Leonard Greer), Fern (John Eason), Philip Bryant (Laura) and Denise (Hugh Magee). He leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and great friends. Garth was a devoted family man, humble and hardworking. He was proud of his work as a hydro lineman and a dedicated volunteer firefighter for 37 years. He was active in the community, coaching and officiating baseball and hockey and he was a Rotarian for many years. Proud of his Red Rock roots, he loved growing up on the farm, playing sports and spending time with his cousins. As he grew older, sports continued to be a major part of his life. He spent many hours at the ballpark, arena and golf course. His love of sports continues through his children and grandchildren. He had many adventures with the Fenelon Falls Old Flyers and enjoyed great times with the 6 Pac Hunt Club. Garth valued his time with his coffee buddies. He loved long drives, a good game of euchre, scratch tickets, trips to the casino, good laughs and meeting old friends everywhere he went. He lived a full life, in a great town. He was surrounded by a large family, great friends and good neighbours. He was a very proud man who touched many lives and was loved by all. The family of Garth Nicholl's will celebrate his life at Fenelon Community Centre on Saturday, October 3, 2020, from 2:30 p.m.~4:30 p.m. Private family service. To leave condolence, share a story or photo or make a memorial donation to the Fenelon Falls Fire Fighter Association please

Provincial directives require that you arrive with a face mask or face shield. Social distancing will be monitored closely.

Rest peacefully, breathe freely, we love you.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 | 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    Fenelon Falls Community Centre
    27 Veterans Way
    Fenelon Falls, Ontario K0M 1N0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Provincial directives require that you arrive with a face mask or face shield. Social distancing will be monitored closely.
  • Private Family Service

    Fenelon Falls Community Centre
    27 Veterans Way
    Fenelon Falls, Ontario K0M 1N0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Private Condolence

Faye Robb Bolduc

Posted at 03:59pm
Dear Gwen and Family...I was saddened to hear of Garth's passing. I remember him from your visits to Norland. Seeing this picture of him, even though it's been many yrs, I still would of recognized him. It sounds like he made a great impression on many many people. I hope all your many memories Gwen will carry you through your sadness. Faye Robb

Bonnie Bell

Posted at 02:54pm
So sorry to hear of Garth's passing.
Heartfelt sympathy to all.
Fond memories.
Ivan & Bonnie Bell

Alexandra Fulton

Posted at 08:36pm
I met Garth at the Omemee legion. He used to come with his two friends from Fenelon Falls to play euchre.
I also met with Garth and Gwen at Tim Hortons for coffee one day. We talked about how difficult it was for
Garth with the oxygen and I know what a struggle it was for him. It was a courageous battle for sure.
I used to bump into him at the casinos sometimes. He was always so cheerful in spite of his disability. He will be
missed by many.
Alexandra Fulton

John Dettman

Posted at 11:49am
To Gwen and Family, We were so sorry to hear about Garth. I enjoyed talking to Garth quite a bit in the last while when I would see him at the hospital when I was volunteering in the emergency. I enjoyed playing hockey also with Garth on the Old Flyer Team and on our trip to California. He was always so friendly & upbeat. Your family & community will miss him greatly. Our sincerest condolences on your loss.

John & Lola Dettman

Donnie McGill

Posted at 05:50pm
Cheryl, Jim & Family so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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