David Alan Nikoloyuk
We regret to announce the passing of Dave Nikoloyuk (Nick) on Wednesday, January 16 at the age of 58.
Pre-deceased by his parents Jack and Elsie, survived by brothers Larry (Beth) and Ken all of Vernon. Also survived by nephews Rob of Vernon and Pat (Alison) of Fort Saskatchewan.
Dave was born in Vernon but left at an early age as the family moved to White Rock, then to Prince George in the mid 60’s. He joined the Army Cadets while living in Prince George and during his time there was selected to attend the commonwealth shooting championship in England. He shot so well that he finished within a group called the Queen’s Hundred. The family moved back to Vernon in the early 70’s. They operated the Pump House from 1978 – 1997. Dave and his brother Ken were well known for their servicing and repairs of pools and water systems.
Dave joined the British Columbia Dragoons in 1973 and retired in 2005 having made it to the lofty rank of Corporal. During his time with the BCD’s he served as security at the Montreal Olympics in 1976 and deployed to Germany for the annual Reforger Exercises in 1977. His most memorable experience was travelling to Italy with the BCD WW2 Veterans in 1998 to commemorate the liberation of Italy.
Dave will be missed by his family, his military family, plus many friends and business acquaintances.
There will be a celebration of Dave’s life at the BCD Composite Mess, building A-5 1811-29 Street Vernon on February 23rd from 3:00 – 7:00 PM.