Leonard "Nick" Basil Nichols

It is with great sorrow and appreciation for a life well lived that the family of Leonard “Nick” Nichols of Rothesay, loving husband of the late Lorraine (Bailey) Nichols and loving father of the late Shelley Charlton, announce his passing which occurred peacefully on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at his home.  Born on December 16, 1929 in Saint John, he was the son of the late Herbert and Ina (Fox) Nichols.


From 1951 to 1994 Nick was employed with Saint John Shipbuilding where he truly enjoyed working in the paint shop.  Nick was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 and together with Lorraine had many fond memories of the 40 years spent at the Legion dances.  Nick was a teller of jokes and old phrases.  He treasured the times spent with those he loved and especially enjoyed amusing his grandchildren with some simple magic tricks.  He also looked forward to his summers spent at Crystal Beach at the family cottage.  Nick will be truly missed and his love and compassion will never be forgotten.


Nick is survived by his sons, Stephen Nichols of Woodmans Point and Barry Nichols of Rothesay; son-in-law, Rick Charlton of Quispamsis; adored grandchildren, Shawn Nichols, Ryan Nichols, Matthew Nichols, Carly Nichols, Alexandra Nichols, Stephanie McCrory (Daryl), Vanessa Chamberlain (Luke) and Adam Charlton; precious great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and David Chamberlain; many nieces and nephews; as well as two special sisters-in-law, Audrey Crawford and Patsy Osborne.  Nick was the last surviving member of his immediate family.  In addition to his parents, wife and daughter, he was predeceased by his brothers, Percy, Jackie and Buster Nichols and sisters, Alice Worden and Lorraine McLean.


Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424) with visiting on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.  The funeral service will be held from Brenan’s Chapel on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM.  A private interment will be held with family at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the ALS Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of NB.