It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father on December 25, 2013 in Nanaimo, BC. Dad passed in the Palliative Car Unit of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital with his daughter, Arli by his side, after being ale to spend time with and say goodbye to his children and grandchildren.
Dad was blessed to be loved by three beautiful women who all predeceased him: the mother of his children, Betty Jean Nikkel, Dolly Jeffrey and Colleen Fourmeaux. Dad is survived by his children: son, Bradley (Debi) and daughter, Arli; his stepsons, Brent Fourmeaux (Chris) and Trevor Fourmeaux (Brenda). He was Grandpa to Shane (Tori), Dustin & Ayrton. He was step “Grandpa Jack” to Stefanie Dixon (Gregor), Brooklyn Lee (Dan), Kelsie Braga (Antony), and Lauren Clemens (Daniel). He was Great-Grandpa to Hunter Jackson Nikkel.
Dad was a proud man and always put others before himself. Dad was born (1927) in Arrowood, Alberta, grew up in Manitoba and became a Merchant Marine at the age of 16 where he toured all around the Pacific. Dad spent the remainder of his life mostly in British Columbia building his family and construction firm. In Dad’s later years, he enjoyed his retirement traveling, dancing and not surprising, golfing, becoming a member of the Mount Brenton Golf Club, meeting new friends and most especially enjoying his family.
A Celebration of Life will be announced in the Spring of 2014. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Palliative Care Ward of Nanaimo Hospital.