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Born: Jul 08, 1926

Date of Passing: Jan 07, 2022

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July 8, 1926 - January 7, 2022

Peacefully, at home surrounded by love Tom left this earth.
Dad is survived by his daughter Gwen Zirk of Westlock, AB, son Ernest (Donna) of Armstrong, ON, and daughters, Elaine of Winnipeg, and Pat Stefishen (Neil Muryn) of Stony Mountain, MB; eight grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.
Tom was predeceased by his wife Verna; parents, Matthew and Annie; brother Ernest; sister Grace, and two grandsons, Trevor Nicholl and Thomas Zirk.
Dad spent all his life in St. Vital except for a short time in the Navy during the Second World War where he met the love of his life Verna in Glace Bay, NS and they were married on June 30, 1945.
Dad worked for CN Rail from 1942 until he retired in 1985. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Norwood Branch #43, the CN Pensioners Association, and the Winnipeg White Ensign Naval Club.
In accordance with Dad's wishes, cremation has taken place, and no service will be held.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 15, 2022

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Sincere sympathies Gwen, Ernie, Elaine and Patti for the loss of your Dad. From my memories , Mr Nicholl was seldom seen without a smiling face. He lived a long, eventful and fruitful life ! Hold close the good memories. Sending hugs 💕 - Posted by: Rosemarie Zirk Winnicki (Sister-in-law of Gwen Zirk) on: Jan 17, 2022

  • My condolences to all the Nicholl families. I have known Mr. Nicholl all my life from growing up across the lane and through my entire adult life. He will be missed. - Posted by: Marilyn Hunter (Long time neighbour) on: Jan 17, 2022

  • Met Tom at CN Rail. Tom was always good to me. Always had a smile and a good word no matter what ! CN Equipment Dept. Retiree Christmas Party was always a fun time to get reacquainted. You're a good Man Tom ! Rest easy ! - Posted by: Hank Lemoine (Friend from work at CN Rail) on: Jan 17, 2022

  • Sorry to hear about your Dad! He always called me Gary to tease me! - Posted by: Tom Stanley (Former Neighbours ) on: Jan 16, 2022

  • My deepest sympathy to Gwen, Ernie, Elaine & Patty for your lose. Tom & my Dad became good friends when they starting working together at CN many years ago. My Sister Lynne & I stayed in contact with the Nicholls over the years. Tom will be missed dearly. Sincerely, Sandy - Posted by: Alex (Sandy) Stratton (Friends) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • Jerry and I sending our deepest condolences to the families. I have fond memories of Mr. Nicholl. He was such a kind man with a big heart and a great sense of humour. He will be missed. May he Rest in Peace. - Posted by: Lynne and Jerry Chabluk (Friends) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • With Deepest Sympathy to the entire family! - Posted by: Janet and Bruce Anderson (Friends) on: Jan 15, 2022

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