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Memorable Manitobans: John “Jack” Nicol (1935-2015)

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Jack Nicol
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Firefighter, municipal official.

Born at Winnipeg on 12 October 1935, son of Albert and Jane Nicol, he was raised in the Elmwood area and attended Lord Selkirk School. He joined the Winnipeg Fire Department in September 1957, retiring with the rank of Captain in July 1991. He resided in Transcona from 1958 to 1966 and at Dugald from 1966 to 2008. Active in community affairs, he was instrumental in building the Dugald Community Club and served as President and Vice-President of the Springfield Curling Club. Between 1977 and 1998, he was Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Springfield and served as the President of the Manitoba Good Roads Association (1992). He was also a member of the Board of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities for 12 years, including five years as President from 1993 to 1998, and served on the Manitoba Municipal Board until 2012. In 2013, his community service was recognized with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He died at Winnipeg on 9 January 2015.

Sources:

AMM News Release: Municipal Leaders to Receive Diamond Jubilee Medals, 15 January 2013.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 January 2015.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 November 2016

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