It is with broken hearts that the family of Malcolm Brenton Nickerson announces his passing on Nov 18, 2020. Malcolm passed away peacefully at his home in Rusagonis Station, NB, following a lengthy illness. Born on April 12, 1931, in Forbes Point, NS, he was the son of the late Dexter and Lulu (Butler) Nickerson. He was one of 7 siblings. To his friends, he was known as Mac or Nick, and by his family, lovingly called Dad and Grampy.
In Feb 1956, Mac married the love of his life, Kathleen (Kaye) Brothers. The couple was happily married until Kaye’s death in 2018. Mac was a member of the Blackwatch, and upon retirement, was employed by CE at Base Gagetown. Mac enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing. In his later years he enjoyed spending time with his four-legged companion, Rosie.
Mac will be greatly missed by his girls Karen (Jerry) Graham and Kathy (Gordon) Fredericks; and his sons Mark (Carol), Kevin (Deana), Bruce (Darlene), and Blaine (Deanna). Grampy was especially proud of his 14 grandchildren and his 18 great-grandchildren. Mac is further survived by 3 siblings, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his wife of 62 years, Kaye, and his parents, Mac was predeceased by 3 siblings.
Mac appreciated the love and support he received from his family. A special thank you to his personal support worker, Marilena, for the exceptional care and support offered to both Mac and his family throughout his illness. To Mac’s neighbor Shawn, thank you for the support you provided, and to Katie for helping us through his final days. The family would also like to thank the staff at the DECH and the Oromocto Extramural nursing team. Fulfilling his wish to stay in his home would not have been possible without the support of neighbors, friends, family, and health care professionals. You are all special kinds of heroes, and Mac, as well as the family are blessed by your kindness and care.
There will be no visitation. A Celebration of Mac's life will be held at a later date. Donations can be made in Mac’s memory to the Oromocto Legion Branch # 93 and the Rusagonis Station Cemetery Fund.