|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||
|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
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,
Bill attended and completed high school at the Sarnia Collegiate Institute & Technical School (SCITS).
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.
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.
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}|
|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}|
Cause of Death} Cancer
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