NICKLIN Arthur Allan (Art)
Resident of Maple Ridge for nearly 70 years, Art was born in Vancouver in the house his father built at 960 W. 22nd Ave on Feb. 18, 1917, and died in New Westminster hospital on Jan. 24, 2009 after a 5-month illness. Art was predeceased in 1933 by his father Edward Judd Nicklin, in 1953 by his mother Mary Ann Pittman (nee Hackney), in 1983 by his first wife Helen, and in 2001 by his last wife Helene. In the years from 1948 to 1998, Art was predeceased by all his 6 sisters and brothers – Emily Robinson McRae, Herbert Robinson, Georgina Robinson Pearson, Constance Robinson Lueger, Edna Nicklin LaRoche and John Henry (Harry) Nicklin, and in 2008 by niece Joan Robinson Savage. Art is survived by nieces Marjorie (Art) Stebbing of Penticton, Margaret-Ann Troutman of Worcester MA, Mary Ann (Jim) McGregor of Vancouver, Roselyn Hatheway of Tucson AZ, Grace Robinson of Sequim WA, and nephews Allan Lueger of Chilliwack, Doug (Ellen) McRae of Okanagan Falls, Don (Marg) Lueger of Whitby Ont, Rick (Sylvie) Lueger of Aylmer, Que, and by 40 grand and great-grand nieces and nephews including two special little great-grand-nieces Lindsay and Hannah who visited him and said many prayers for him. Special thanks to Laurel Ross, Michelle Tarlier, Lil Mellof and Reg Nelligan for their many kindnesses, and to Dr. Dennis Chapman for being the most caring, patient, and thorough doctor anyone could ask for. Art had a busy, successful and fulfilling life in his work and private life. In 1977, after close to 40 years with BC Forest Products, he retired as Safety & Personnel Superintendent of their Hammond Sawmill Division where he made lifelong friends. He then devoted more time to his wide interests, to his love of travel and the outdoors. He spent many happy years fishing and RVing in BC and Arizona. He was a talented musician and photographer and shared his famous photo of Golden Ears with many. Art was a generous supporter of many charities and any who wish to honour his memory are invited to donate to a charity of their choice. Arrangements by Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel & Crematorium. Interment of ashes at Maple Ridge Cemetery at a later date. No service by request.
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