Nichols, David Harold

June 4, 1946 – March 1, 2023
at the age of 76 years:

     A service will be held Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 1:00 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church,  2385 Golf Course Drive, Blind Bay, BC.

David Harold Nichols passed away peacefully with his loving wife at his side on March 1st, 2023.  He was born on June 4th,1946 in Lucky Lake, SK and was the oldest of two children.  Dave graduated from Moose Jaw Technical School with a diploma in Civil Technology and spent most of his career working with SaskTel in Regina. In 1970 he married Wilma Germaine and together they raised three children. They both retired in 2000 and in 2002 they left Regina and moved to Blind Bay, BC to get away from the wind and cold of Sask.

Dave had a few hobbies of which were curling (his favorite), golfing, hunting, fishing and boating. He especially loved his fall hunting trip to the cabin in Sask. and in summer he enjoyed taking friends and family out on his pontoon boat on the beautiful Shuswap Lake. He waterskied until he was 73 years young!  Dave also enjoyed taking his family on road trips all over Canada and parts of the USA. He and Wilma took many vacations all over the world and Mexico was also a great get away from the snow in winter.  Dave was a member of the Knights of Columbus and an active member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.  This church was very dear to him as he was very instrumental with the design and overseeing the construction of it.

Dave (Papa) is survived by his wife Wilma, children Jared (Jayne) Nichols, Janelle (John) Tottenham and James (Genny) Nichols. Grandchildren Hailey, Ethan, Derek Nichols, Nathanial and Abigail Tottenham and Emmet Nichols, sister Denise (George) Wilson. Dave was predeceased by his parents Arnold and Mavis Nichols.

A heartfelt thank you to all the kindness and thoughtfulness of friends who dropped off food, flowers, cards, messages and hugs after Dave’s passing. A thank you also to the staff at Mt. Ida Age Care home for the kindness and care shown to Dave especially during his last days there.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Salvation Army, to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or any charity of your choice.


  1. Wilma I am so sorry and sad to hear of Dave’s recent passing. Skip has kept me informed over the past few years.He will be missed by many. Wishing you many happy memories. Best wishes.

  2. So sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. My thoughts are with you Wilma.

  3. Wilma and and family,
    Dennis and I are very saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family, he will be missed by all

  4. Jared, James and Families

    Barb and I are very saddened to hear of the passing of your Dad.
    I am sorry to say I never met Dave but from all I heard he was a fine man and a great father.
    We send our sincerest condolences to all.

  5. Wilma and family
    My deepest sympathy from a former neighbour on McDougall Cres.

  6. Wilma and family ; I am so sorry to hear of Dave s passing….I worked with Dave for many years at Sasktel and after our retirements we worked together for Professional Building Inspections prior to your move to Blind Bay. We had good times working together. Dianne and I send our condolences.

  7. Wilma, I’m so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. I know you will miss him terribly but be assured he is in very good hands. God bless you and your family.

  8. Our deepest Sympathies to you and your family Wilma. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Carol & Lawrence.

  9. So sad to hear this news. Wilma I know what you are going through as I lost Doreen three months ago. Each day will get better and all your current and past friends will keep you in their prayers. I remember the last time we met in PV , Mexico. We had just arrived and I was sitting at the outdoor Bar waiting to get into our room and Dave walked on by. I sure surprised him when I said “Hey Dave how you doing”. We had a good visit with you then and reminisced about the many years working together at Sasktel and the wonderful Xmas parties at your home in Regina and of course the many golf games. Remember the good times as there were so many. So sorry for your loss Wilma and family.

  10. TO Wilma and family I was saddened to see word of Dave’s passing thru the Sasktel Pioneer Website and Leader Post Obits.

    I remember the good times while working in the building group at Sasktel with Dave and others

    I also remember the day Dave and others poured the concrete for the apron pad in front of my detached garage.

    May friends and family help u thru the days and weeks with good memories of Daves life and legacy

  11. Our sincere condolences to the family. I knew Dave through curling at the Tartan in Regina. He was a strong competitor, and in spite of being a very quiet guy, he was very witty and opinionated. We will think of all our memories of him, as we send our sympathies.

  12. Sincere condolences to Wilma and family. I have fond memories of Dave’s early years at SaskTel when we made several road trips together and we always brought along our clubs for a few rounds.

  13. Wilma and family…I send my most sincere condolences to you and your family.
    May memories and the love you share help you through this difficult time.
    May God hold you all in the palm of His hand and accept Dave into his choir
    of angels.

  14. My deepest condolences to Wilma and family. I have lots of great memories of Dave from the many years we curled together at the Tartan Curling Club.

  15. Wilma, Ted and I are saddened by the news of Dave’s passing. Our prayers go out to you.

  16. Remembering Dave: It is with deep sadness in our hearts that we heard of Dave’s passing…but among the sadness are smiles remembering the many fun times spent with Dave & Wilma. Recalling the “away from home” curling bonspiels, the infamous bus tours over the border and the opportunity to celebrate a few anniversaries together……these happy memories of Dave we will keep in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with Wilma and the family. ❤️ Larry & Bonnie Flatla

  17. Marilyn and I are very saddened to hear of Dave’s passing he has been a great and wonderful friend as I played a lot of golf with him .We offer our condolences to Wilma and family as he will be missed by all.

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