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Born: May 17, 1923

Date of Passing: Jun 19, 2009

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ALEXANDER (BUN) NICHOLSON Born May 17 1923, died June 19, 2009, at the age of 86, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend. Lifelong resident of Weston, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Survived by wife Florence; daughters Valerie and Diana (Ron), son James (Karen), sisters Christine and May, brothers William and James, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and his treasured dog Ross (Smiley). Predeceased by his parents Duncan and Marie, and sisters Evelyn, Gladys, and Beatrice. Bun was an avid athlete throughout his life; he played soccer with United Weston, hockey, softball, boxing and golf. He played worldwide in various junior and senior leagues as a goalie well into his 70s, including 3 exhibition hockey games with the New York Rangers just after the Second World War. He also coached at Weston Community Club and was sports chairman for several years. When he was just 17 he served for five years as a gunner in the Second World War in the 17th field battery RCA and fought overseas. For many decades after, he worked for the CPR in Winnipeg and ran his own electronics repair shop. He was a well known presence at Players golf course for many years, especially on the driving range where he provided his knowledge of the game to others. He enjoyed spending winters with his wife in Hawaii and summers at Falcon Lake with his friends and family. He was also fortunate to travel to England, Rome and Japan. He was a fan of crosswords, his pets, and keeping in shape at the gym. He was a member of the Brooklands Weston Legion #2 where he attended monthly meetings. He will be remembered for his kindness, courage, and strength and everyone will miss his stories about his colourful past. At Bun's request there will be a cremation with no service. The family would like to extend many thanks to the staff on 4 south of the Grace Hospital for the excellent care they gave him. If desired donations may be made the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Cancer Society.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 26, 2009

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • I will always remember Bun coming down to the Mexican Village. He was known there as the enchilada man. I also had the honour of playing hockey with him on CP Tuesday morning. RIP Bun - Posted by: W.Edel (Friend) on: Aug 25, 2013

  • Rest in peace gramps. You were the best. - Posted by: Brian Bowman (grandson) on: Apr 03, 2012

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