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Born: Feb 20, 1932

Date of Passing: Jul 19, 2020

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February 20, 1932 - July 19, 2020

With sadness, we announce the passing of Eric Nicholson on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at Concordia General Hospital.
Eric will be lovingly remembered by wife of 67 years, Norma, children, Rosalie (Robert) Fugitt, Zeke (Shereen) Teixeira, Bruce (Jody), Darrell (Lorna) and Kenton (Marta) Nicholson, grandchildren, Nicholas (Kayla), Alyssa (Mac), Miguel (Annelie), Katherine (Rhys), Jenna, Kristjana (Richard), Lars (Kristin), Luisa, Johanna, Ethan, Liam and Katelyn, 13 great-grandchildren, sister Marian Wurch, and brother Harold (Joanne).
Eric was predeceased by beloved daughter Carolyn Teixeira, sisters, Ellen, Edith, Claire and Gladys, and brother Bertil.
He grew up and went to school in Brookfield, MB. The family moved to St. Ouens, MB where he met his wife Norma at the age of 17 years. They married June 13, 1953 in Winnipeg where they have resided since. Eric was in commercial construction working in Northwest Territories, Alberta and Manitoba. After retiring from commercial construction, he built homes in the Winnipeg and Selkirk areas. Eric was a long time member of Bethel Tabernacle / Bethel Community Church participating in the choir and renovation projects. This was a very meaningful part of his life with many friends in the church community. Eric and Norma moved to Cornerstone Estates in October 2014 where they made many special friends who have been very supportive during this time.
A private family funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. followed by interment at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Due to COVID-19 constraints, extended family and friends are invited to attend the livestreaming of the service at; password Arbor2020.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 21, 2020

Condolences & Memories (16 entries)

  • I have known Eric all my life since we attended Bethel Tabernacle I particularly remember riding down to Camp Galilee in St. Paul, MN with them in 1960. He was a man of relatively few words, but always kind and very steadfast. We all appreciated his building craftsmanship, and his faithfulness to his family, and his God. Our prayers are with the Nicholson family! - Posted by: Ron Brown (Friend) on: Aug 06, 2020

  • I have known Eric all my life since we attended Bethel Tabernacle I particularly remember riding down to Camp Galilee in St. Paul, MN with them in 1960. He was a man of relatively few words, but always kind and very steadfast. We all appreciated his building craftsmanship, and his faithfulness to his family, and his God. Our prayers are with the Nicholson family! - Posted by: Ron Brown (Friend) on: Aug 06, 2020

  • Eric was a good man and always someone who greeted you with a strong handshake and smile. My condolences to you all, as he will be missed. Our prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Paul Winter (Friend ) on: Jul 24, 2020

  • My condolences and love to Auntie Norma and my wonderful cousins and their families. Richard and I were talking about Uncle Eric. Such a dignified man who had a quiet way but always took time to talk and ask about our lives. Will miss him. God bless you Auntie Norma... a wonderful wife and an amazing support to Uncle Eric in these difficult last years. Love you all. - Posted by: Sharon Dewey Hetke (Niece) on: Jul 23, 2020

  • Norma and family, Nat and I were truly saddened to hear the news of Eric's passing. Praying for God's ever present love and peace to cover you in this time of sorrow. We love you. - Posted by: Nataniel and Ana Raposo (Brother-in-law and sister-in-law to Eric's daughter, Carolyn) on: Jul 22, 2020

  • I don't recall ever meeting Eric but I have enjoyed the company of a few of his family members. I can only imagine what a wonderful person he must have been to have raised such an amazing group of people. Love and condolences to the family. - Posted by: Maranetta Simmons (Friend of family) on: Jul 22, 2020

  • Dear Norma & Family, Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on the passing of Eric. We are thinking and praying for the peace & comfort of Jesus in this time of loss. Praying that God's sweet presence will sustain you to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. "May tender memories soften your grief, May fond recollection bring you relief, And may you find comfort and peace in the thought Of the joy that knowing your loved one brought... For time and space can never divide Or keep your loved one from your side. When memory paints in colors true, the happy hours that belonged to you." ~ Helen Steiner Rice With Love & Hugs - The Tan Family - Posted by: Meng & David Tan (Friend) on: Jul 22, 2020

  • My memory of Eric is a father who raised a family that love the Lord. A gentleman with a sincere smile. Had the honour of Eric build our home. We were so satisfied with the care he took of every detail. He was a master home builder, but I am sure he had a smile and an awe, when he saw the details of the mansion he was promised by his Lord. - Posted by: Malcolm Dean (Friend) on: Jul 22, 2020

  • My prayers and thoughts are with you, Aunty Norma and the rest of the family. I'll forever cherish the many fond memories of Uncle Eric. He definitely taught us the importance of doing tasks with excellence! God bless all of you with comfort and peace at this time of loss. - Posted by: NormaLee Nelson (Niece) on: Jul 22, 2020

  • Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Losing a parent or in-law is never easy. Know that he is at peace. Keep the memories close to help you through this difficult time. Hoping to talk with you in the near future. - Posted by: Rachel Parkinson (Friend of Lorna's) on: Jul 22, 2020

  • I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Eric. When Bethal Tabernacle was on Sargent I had many a laugh with Eric after the service in the vestibule. He had a very dry sense of humour. You will truly be missed but you have won the battle and now you rest in the eternal home with Jesus and family that have gone before. Rest Easy Brother and Receive your Eternal reward. Love and Blessings to the Nicholson family “He’s close to those who are Broken in Heart and Binds up their Wounds” God Bless from Brother Garry Norris in the UK - Posted by: Garry Norris (Friend ) on: Jul 22, 2020

  • One of my favourite memories with Uncle Eric, Aunty Norma and Kenton was going camping with them to Hecla Island. When Uncle Eric talked to you, you felt honoured! May the Lord Bless this amazing family with peace and comfort! Lots of love! - Posted by: Maralee Wurch (Niece ) on: Jul 21, 2020

  • Uncle Eric was special to us. In the last few years every time we called, after we talked to Aunty Norma, he always wanted to talk to us as well. Ken worked on the Bethel renovations many months with Uncle Eric and they had the common love of renovations, building and woodworking. When I told Kerry of his passing, she said he was "a gentle giant." We cherish the memories. Aunty Norma, may you find strength and comfort in family and friends. Rosalie, Bruce, Darryl and Kenton and Zeke, your dad was a devoted man to you all. The eternal God is our refuge and underneath are the everlasing arms. - Posted by: Bea and Ken Rauch (Niece and friend) on: Jul 21, 2020

  • Eric Rest In Peace! I saw you struggling so much in the Last 2 1/2 years from when you moved in to Cornerstone. You fought the fight and now it’s time to rest. Norma a wonderful job of keeping Eric going. God Bless you and your family in this trying time. Joanne & Bruce Hallmuth - Posted by: Bruce. Hallmuth (Neighbours at Cornerstone ) on: Jul 21, 2020

  • Praying that God's comforting arms will surround you all with peace and strength. Uncle Eric was always one to give us a big smile with a twist of humor. We will remember him. - Posted by: Robert Wittmeier (Nephew) on: Jul 21, 2020

  • I enjoyed living with Uncle Eric and Auntie Norma when I was college age. I was treated royally and remember many great times spent with the family. Uncle Eric was always kind to me and took the time out of his busy schedule to ask how things were going with me. He could be intimidating but he had a great smile and laugh that I remember! I enjoyed my last visit with him and my aunt a few years ago. Though in pain, that smile showed up again to welcome me. Sending comfort and prayers to some of the best cousins and a terrific aunt that I have ever had the privilege to know, love, and enjoy. Love all of you forever! - Posted by: Janice Moorman (Niece) on: Jul 21, 2020

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