MANSFIELD, Nicholas (Nick)
March 26, 1946 – Dec. 27, 2013
At tea time on the afternoon of December 27, 2013, our Dad peacefully passed away with his daughters at his side and his dearly devoted dog Lily nestled on his chest. Those who knew him can appreciate the difficulty of defining such a dynamic personality with words. A gifted story teller, weaver of words, always engaging, sometimes amusing, persistently controversial, Nick reveled in evoking a reaction in everyone he met.
A Professor of Sociology for 37 years, students would always be captivated by the energy and passion he brought to every lecture. Nick had many great loves, the foremost being his wife of 35 years, Lou-Anne, who passed 6 years prior. An ardent lover of dogs he held a particular affection for his Sebastian, Winnie, Calvin, Cleo, Roxy and Roady all who brought him great joy and companionship. He is survived by his daughters: Nicole (Mike), Meghan, Cari, Tori (Scott), “acquired” daughter Amy (Brad) and 4 granddaughters, Reagan, Ryley, Preston and Ashton.
A Professor, Husband, Father and Grampy, our Dad made an impression in this world as we are sure he will in the next. Dad, as the lyrics of your
favorite song go we hope you:
“Dance beneath the diamond sky
with one hand waving free,
silhouetted by the sea, circled by
the circus sands, with all memory
and fate driven deep beneath the
waves, let me forget about today
Hey Mr. Tambourine Man, play
a song for me, I’m not sleepy and
there is no place I’m going to.”
– Bob Dylan
A “Cheers” will be held at his eldest daughters’ home at 22912 Foreman Drive, Maple Ridge on Saturday, Jan 25th, 2014 from 1-6pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the BC SPCA.