Gordon Nicolson

10/04/1934 - 27/10/2021


Obituary For Gordon Nicolson

April 10, 1934 – October 27, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon Nicolson - much loved husband, father, grandfather and brother. He passed away October 27, 2021 in Grande Prairie AB at the age of 87.

Gordon Nicolson was born April 10, 1934 to William and Marion Nicolson (nee Gordon) in Edinburgh, Scotland. In Edinburgh he attended an all-boys school, joined the Boy Scouts and apprenticed in an accountant’s office. When he was 18 he set sail on a ship to Canada with his Father in search of a more fulfilling life. The rest of his family came later and settled in Alberta during the 1950s. There Gordon met his future wife (and love of his life) Irene, attended NAIT and started a family.

In the 1970s, with 2 children in tow, Gordon and Irene moved to Grande Prairie, AB. There Gordon became a manager at Procter and Gamble and later Weyerhaeuser for many years.

Gordon enjoyed playing rugby, soccer and golf. He was a voracious reader, deep thinker, enjoyed art and was an expert paper airplane maker. He loved people and would often strike up conversations with strangers on his daily Starbucks outing to ask them about themselves. Gordon enjoyed photographing flowers and watching the deer and wildlife in his backyard. He cherished his pet Samoyeds and was a devoted grandfather.

Gordon is predeceased by his parents. Gordon is survived by Irene, his beloved and much devoted wife of 63 years; his children, Catherine and Donald (wife Tracey); his grandchildren Jacqueline, Stuart (wife Kaylee), and Mitchell; and brother Leslie.

Gordon was much loved and will be greatly missed.

The Highland Welcome
When death's dark stream I ferry o'er,
A time that surely shall come;
In Heaven itself, I'll ask no more,
Than just a Highland welcome.

-Robert Burns

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charity of your choosing.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742

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  • Irene, We are so sorry to hear of Gordon's passing. We hope that loving memories bring you and your family peace and comfort. Our deepest condolences. Joyce and Harold

  • It is with our deepest of sympathy for Irene and family that we learned of the passing of Gordon. May God give you great strength in your time of deep sorrow. Bill and Anne Fletcher

  • Sending our love and sympathies to Irene, Catherine, Don and families. We have many wonderful memories of Gordon. Keeping you all in our thoughts. Sincerely, Lee & Elpeda Palmer & family.

  • My sincere condolences Irene and family. May your memories sustain you at this difficult time.

  • Condolences to your dear Irene and family.

  • It was always such a pleasure to run into Gordon & Irene at coffee shops and events around Grande Prairie! I miss you both.

  • Irene & family, our sincere condolences, we did a lot of projects together, he will be missed... Bert & Gabrielle Vandermeer

  • My condolences to Irene and family. Gord was a good friend to many in the pulp mill.

  • So sorry, Irene! He was a kind and gentle man and a good partner! We will miss him.

  • Our love, sympathy and condolences to Irene and family. ❤️ Bert and Pat hunt

  • Sending heart felt condolences to Irene, Catherine, Don & their families. Thinking of you all. Sincerely, Jim & Karen Dunn

  • Our coffee discussions were always a highlight of my Thursday afternoons. Rest Well Gordon. Peace be with you Irene and Family

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