John Robertson MacNicoll
John Robertson MacNicoll, 64, of Qualicum Beach BC entered into eternal peace on January 1st, 2013.
He was predeceased by his Mother & Father, Hugh & Noreen MacNicoll of Pitlochry, Scotland.
Affectionately known as “Papa Mac” by his grandchildren, he leaves to mourn his wife Cathy, son Steven (Melanie) of Surrey, BC, daughter Tracy of London, England, step-son Benjamin Johansen of Calgary, AB, step-daughter Laura (Brian) Deakove of Maple Ridge, BC.
He will be dearly missed by his precious grandchildren Tyanna , Aiden & Callum and Arianna. As well as many nieces and nephews.
John leaves four brothers Jimmy (Maureen) of Pitlochry, Scotland, William (Fay) of Pitlochry, Scotland, David (Noreen) of Comrie, Scotland and Norman (Joan) of Warnbroo, Australia.
John worked 44 years as a lineman for both North of Scotland Hydro Electric Board and BC Hydro & Power Authority in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. He immigrated with his family to Canada in July 1976. He loved his job and especially loved teaching his trade to new apprentices.
John enjoyed fly fishing and was an avid gardener. His garden plot at Parksville Community Garden was a sight to behold. His joy was sharing his bounty with his family and neighbours.
He will be missed by his many friends in Zihuatanejo, México where he loved to spend the winters soaking in the sun. A special gathering will be held in both Zihuatanejo and Pitlochry, Scotland at a later date.
There will be no service by request.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC SPCA.