Individual Record 2412

Name}   Nickels, William Charles (Bill) Family History} Hancock              
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 21 Jun 1943 Place} Sarnia, Lambton, Ontario, Canada
Marr1: Date} Cir               1964 Place}  
Marr2: Date} Fam  1 Nov 1975 Place}  
Death: Date} Exa 27 Jul   2007 Place} Bluewater Health-Norman Site, Sarnia, Lambton, Ontario
Burial: Date} Exa              2009 Place} Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia, Lambton, Ontario
                       Cremated Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 1343=Family history
Source 2} 1519=Photograph
Source 3} 1364=Obituary
Source 4} 1363=Cemetery rec
Source 5} 1366=Cemetery rec
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Parents: } William Joseph Nickels & Bessie Marie Dionne
   Relationship No.} 843
1st Household No.}  
      Occupation 1} Machinist
       Occupation 2} Process operator
Spouses:    First} Restricted information
              Second} Restricted information
 Total Number of} 2
William Charles Nickels William Charles Nickels Notes:  Bill's early life was difficult because his father was an alcoholic.  Consequently, Bill left home early and went to live with his maternal grandmother, Lily Bellivean.

Bill attended and completed high school at the Sarnia Collegiate Institute & Technical School (SCITS).

William Charles Nickels Bill was a class A mechanic in his late teens and early 20s.  He made the front page in the Sarnia Observer when the car he was working on exploded while he was under the hood.  Later Bill was hired by Imperial Oil, worked there for about 35 years, and retired from that company when he was 54.  During those years he worked as a machinist, a process operator, and as a first class stationary engineer.

William Charles Nickels The photo at the left shows Bill with his first wife on their daughter's first birthday in 1966.  His first marriage lasted until his wife abandoned them early in 1968 when their youngest daughter was just five months old.  Bill received full custody of their two girls in the divorce decree.  He raised the girls to the best of his ability.  He married his second wife seven years later.

Bill enjoyed his summers at Moore Town Campground for the last 25 years of his life.  He had many friends there and was well known as the Mr. Fix-It Guy.  His brother, Mark, also had a seasonal site next to Bill's.  They spent many summers together and were very close brothers.  Mark also worked at Imperial Oil as a Process Operator.

William Charles Nickels William Charles Nickels Bill was a Toronto Maple Leaf fan — which was quite obvious when you entered his rec room.  He also was a Miami dolphins football fan.

Bill was a member of the Canadian Corp Branch 10 for 30 years and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 — not as a veteran, but rather to socialize with friends.  Bill was a good man.

Bill was 64 when he passed on.  His crypt is in Lakeview lot section CB.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   William Charles Nickels
Confirm. Date}   Photo at right} Bill's last photo
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} 12th      or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service} None         for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death} Cancer
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 19 Feb 2015
Date Created}  18 Nov 2011
Copyright © 2011, 2015 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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