Ken Nicoll, of Elora, passed away peacefully at the Elliott Nursing Home in Guelph on January 18, 2018, in his 95th year. He is survived by his loving wife Constance (Phillips) Nicoll of Elora; his sons David Kenneth of Oakville, James Roger and his wife Khanh Linh, also of Oakville, his daughters-in-law Marie and Lydia; his grandchildren; Jennifer, Mara, James, Matthew, and Sarah; his sister, Grace (Nicoll) Smellie of London, England; by sisters-in-law; Phyllis Phillips of Pennant in Wales, and Mabel (Phillips) Oram of Weston. He is predeceased by his sons Philip Francis in 1997, and Douglas Victor in 2015.
Ken served in WW2 as a Navigator in Mosquito aircraft flying missions over Germany, France, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Austria, and Belgium. Ken emigrated to Canada from London, England after the war, sailing on the Aquitania on July 27th, 1948. He found work with Bell Telephone emptying nickels from payphones and soon afterwards met Connie, the love of his life. He rose up through the ranks, reaching the position of Traffic Engineer, which included assignments in the Philippine Islands and Saudi Arabia. Ken was an avid runner and later a walker, which no doubt contributed to his longevity. He was an amazingly patient, loving, and supportive father and husband. Ken was passionately involved in the formative years of the Alma Bible Church, before opening at its present location in the year 2000. He attended services regularly, gave sermons and managed the church finances.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Christian Blind Mission in Ken’s name would be appreciated. Ken will be honoured at a memorial service that will take place at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph on Saturday, January 27 at 12:00 p.m. (with visiting
for one hour prior). Reception with food and refreshments will follow the service.