Doug 1990s
Douglas Wayne Nichol
  • 66 years old
  • Date of birth: May 14, 1949
  • Place of birth:
    Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Date of passing: Dec 6, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Partings come and hearts are broken,
 Loved ones go with words unspoken, 
Deep in our hearts there's a memory kept,
 For a husband and father we'll never forget.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Douglas Nichol, 66, born on May 14, 1949 and passed away on December 6, 2015. We will remember him forever.

A gathering to celebrate Doug's life will be held at 1-4 pm, Friday, December 18th at Ridge Meadows Event Center, 24314 Meadow Drive NW, Calgary, AB.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks for donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association ( or the Heart and Stroke Foundation ( 

Directions to Ridge Meadows can be found here: 


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by craig gibbs on 10th January 2016

"The Gibbs Family and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to all of Dougs family.My earliest memories of our time together was always joyful. Doug had an infectious laugh that I can still hear to this day and it brings a smile to my face."

This tribute was added by John MacGarva on 8th January 2016

"Dianne  I knew Doug through the "Forestry World"  Always enjoyed Dougs honesty and zest for life. One of the "Old Rangers" and the life that involves. Our sincere condolences. He will always be remembered as "Doug" and perhaps a reminder for us all to enjoy life."

This tribute was added by Debby Wills on 24th December 2015

"Dianne and family,
I was truly sad to hear of your loss.  I enjoyed seeing picture of the two of you in your travels.  I said to myself that 'they are living a good life!'
My deepest sympathies."

This tribute was added by Debby Brown on 23rd December 2015

"Dear Diane, Cindy, Jennifer, Trevor and families:
So sorry to see Doug's obituary in the Pass Herald. But thank you for doing that. He was always a pleasure to know and work with in the Forestry at the Crowsnest Pass. He was always upbeat and good to be around! I'm sure you will miss him sooo much as will everyone that was a friend or aquaintance. May The Lord bring you comfort and peace and wrap His loving arms around you at this time of great loss! Love and Much Blessing - Debby Brown"

This tribute was added by Linda Luque on 18th December 2015

"I will miss my friend Doug. Watching the Riders and Stamps will never be the same. I will always appreciate Doug's stories and humour from my days of working with him at Queens Park & Union cemeteries. Doug was always someone I could count on. Rest in peace my friend. Diane and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Barbara Desta on 18th December 2015

"We are very sorry for your loss, but know that you are surrounded by friends and loved ones. We will be thinking of you as you celebrate Dogs remarkable life today.  A donation was made to the Canadian Diabetes Association in Doug's name.

With heartfelt sympathy,
The Mitchell and Desta Family"

This tribute was added by Diana Milenkovic on 18th December 2015

"I am saddened to hear of Doug's passing.  I grew up in Swift Current and went to school with Doug, Joe, Johnny and Jim.
This past week, my mother, who is 90 years old, and I shared some stories with Jim Baker about "those guys".  I come from a family of five girls, and for many years, on Christmas eve prior to midnight Mass, the guys would show up at our house and enjoy libations and lots of laughs.
A couple of years ago, we all had the opportunity to re-connect here in Regina.  It was timely, as now John and Jim have both left us.  My sincere condolences to the family.  Your Doug was a good man."

This tribute was added by John Knight on 16th December 2015

"As a boy, in the Crowsnest Pass, my time spent with the Nichols was always cherished. Doug was alays kind to me and while I hadn't seen him or many of the Nichols in years they helped shape who I am and he is in my thoughts these past few days. Goodbye Doug."

This tribute was added by Lynn Lehane on 15th December 2015

"Diane, Cindy, Jennifer, Trevor and families  - we are so saddened to hear the news of Doug's passing - our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.   Diane and Doug have been long time friends and I still remember the wedding well.  Throughout the years we have kept in touch and always enjoyed our visits.  We have seen each other's children grow and have attended each other's children's weddings - where has the time gone?  Doug was a travelling man and loved to explore new destinations.  I always enjoyed hearing his stories of where to go and what not to do.  He did what he loved to do "enjoy life" and made many friends along the way.  Doug was a man that anyone could talk to, he was a down to earth type of guy and told it the way it was.  The love he had for his wife, children and grandchildren was unmeasurable.  We will miss his presence, his phone calls and his big bear hugs, knowing that his spirit is with us always makes it just a little easier to get through the days.  Thanks for all the memories you have left us with Doug, we will cherish them until we meet again.  Here's a big bear hug back to you gentle Ben.   Always remembered and never forgotten, Lynn, Joe and families."

This tribute was added by Aggie& Larry Mitchell on 15th December 2015

"Our hearts are so saddened to hear the news -my heart is aching for you   We shared a few times together --but more with you Dianne
We send love and hugs

This tribute was added by Bob de Moissac on 15th December 2015

"My heartfelt condolences to Diane, Children, and Grandchildren. I met Doug & Diane through my wife when Diane and Darlene worked at the same place. I don’t know when exactly, but Doug & I became friends soon after. Doug & I met at the casino most Thursdays and sometimes Tuesdays. It was a place for us to have lunch, share, and chat for hours about our lives both past and present. Thank you Doug for having been part of my life; I will miss you dearly.
Until we meet again, with Love,  Bob"

This tribute was added by James Baker on 15th December 2015

"My condolences to the family.... I grew up with Doug, we walked everyday to school together in Swift Current, I have kept in touch with Doug and Diane over the years however have not seen much of the kids over the past years.... so to you & the grandchildren I offer that Doug was a kind soul, never meaning harm to anyone. He loved you all very much and of course he held a special place for the grandchildren.... like us grandparents always do. I will miss Doug and I look forward to seeing you at the Memorial and "catch up" and share our stories of Doug... you are in my thoughts & prayers... I did go see Father Bill Mahoney in Regina (our parish priest & friend in Swift Current for many years) and let him know of Doug's passing and he sends his thoughts and prayers to the family. Keep an eye on us Doug from on high ...."

This tribute was added by Sheila Knight on 14th December 2015

"Milton and I would like to send our thoughts and prayers to the Nicholas family at this sad time. We have not spent time with Doug since moving from Bellevue. I do know that every time I have spent time with Jennifer she has talked about her dad with love and pride. Your family will miss you."

This tribute was added by Mary Filipuzzi on 14th December 2015

"I will always remember Doug for his smile and love of a good time including Big Valley Jamboree's and Shania Twain music . My thoughts are with Dianne and her family at this time ."

This tribute was added by Rosanna Ricciardi on 14th December 2015

"Dear Diane & Family,
I am so saddened by your loss my most heart felt Condolences to you
and your family."

This tribute was added by Lisa Schmidt on 13th December 2015

"Always enjoyed the time we shared with Doug at BVJ.  
Deeply saddened by his passing.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  

This tribute was added by Lois Bourner on 13th December 2015

"Doug brought us a lot of fun and laughter in our life and left us with a treasure trove of memories. We will miss his famous morning breakfasts, his long list of things to do that day , the card and board games in the evening and of course the few beer in between. May peace, strength and comfort surround you as you walk through this. All our love to Dianne, Cindy, Jacob, Jonah, Jennifer,Rob, Rose, Trevor and Allison
Love Lois and Gary"

This tribute was added by Barb and Jim North on 13th December 2015

"As the song says:
"Hello my beautiful friend I've come to see you again
As much as I try I can't say goodbye
When you leave to go I'll just say hello
Hello my beautiful Friend"
Diane and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all."

This tribute was added by Daryl Adlard on 13th December 2015

"I would like to extend my condolences to Doug's family. I worked with Doug at Queens Park Cemetery and always enjoyed his sunny disposition and gregarious nature. Doug always had an interesting story or two to entertain everyone. He will be missed."

This tribute was added by George Fedak on 13th December 2015

"My condolences to Dougs family and his many other friends, I worked with Doug at Queens Park cemetery and enjoyed his easy and out going personality both and work and on occasion at a local pub . We had many good conversations about who had the best football team . Rest easy Doug ...we will talk football again someday ..."

This tribute was added by jolayn jumaga on 13th December 2015

"We are sorry for the loss of your husband and dad. We worked with Doug at Queens Park for several seasons. Even after Doug retired, he was good at keeping in touch and coming to visit. We have a lot of fun memories of our after work get-togethers with him. His energy and easy going nature was great to be around"

This tribute was added by Cathie MacDonald on 12th December 2015

"Doug will be missed, He was a big part of my life. The years that I spent working in the Crows Nest Pass were some of the best times we had. He was always looking out for me. Leonard and I always enjoyed our trips to Calgary, he had a full weekend planned for us every time. Dianne Cindy and boys Jen Rob and Rose Trevor and Allison my heart is breaking for you, focus on all the good times as I know there were many.  All our love Cathie Leonard Megan and Casey."

This tribute was added by Susan Knight on 12th December 2015

"I spent more time in the Nichol household growing up than in my own; Doug was more like an Uncle to me than my blood relatives. He's part of the family I chose and although I didn't see him much in the last few years I will miss him. My thoughts are with Diane and the rest of the Nichol family as they grieve his loss."

This tribute was added by Jacob Eisenhauer on 12th December 2015

"Even though I did not get to spend much time with Doug every moment was precious and worth more than any of my possessions"

This tribute was added by Barb and Fred Lunman on 12th December 2015

"We would like to extend our sincere condolences to Dianne, Jennifer, Trevor and Cindy in the loss of a beloved husband and father. In the short time we knew Doug we could easily see how much he loved his family and embraced life. May your many memories of wonderful times together bring you comfort and joy as you face this most difficult of times. We will hold you in our thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Nichol on 12th December 2015

"A beautiful memory, dearer than gold,

Of a father whose worth can never be told,

There's a place in my heart no one can fill,

I miss you, Dad, and always will."

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