Mar 1, 1988 – Jan 25, 2013
Donnie Nicholson was born in McBride, British Columbia on March 1, 1988 to his mother Jo’Ann Kivari, and his father, Don Nicholson. He had one sister, named Lindsay. The siblings were a year and a half apart. The family relocated to the Coast from McBride, eventually ending up in Barriere, BC when Donnie was only 2.5 years old.
Don was always outgoing and happy during his life, rarely was he seen without a smile. He got along well with everyone he met and made numerous friends along the way. Donnie was very smart, he graduated at the top of his class from Barriere Secondary School in 2005. In his last year of high school, he made it on the Principals list for having a report card of straight A’s. He quickly became enrolled at the Kamloops University taking a course in plumbing. Once he obtained all of his qualifications, Donnie worked installing fire sprinkler systems out of Salmon Arm BC where he resided for a few years. Not long after, Donnie was recognized for his great potential in the industry and acquired numerous jobs in BC, Alberta, and the Yukon as a certified journeymen pipe fitter.
At 23 years old, Donnie started his own company under the name of D-Nix Contracting Ltd.. He was working as a General Foreman for the last few months, making wages that most of us could only dream of. He worked his way to the top of the ladder because he was mature, responsible and smart. It was during this time that he resided in a few small towns on the outskirts of Calgary before finally moving to a city he loved, Airdrie, Alberta.
Apart from being a happy, confident and hard working man, Donnie was also extremely talented. He got his first drum set and guitar when he was 12 years old and never looked back on his love for music. Playing guitar was his favorite past time and it was a joy to hear him play it. Donnie also took a liking to piano and he was quite good at that too. Don excelled and put 100% into everything he ever did. His schooling, his company, his jobs, absolutely everything was done tremendously well. He was unbelievably talented.
Donnie was extremely loyal to his family and friends. He liked to help people and he liked to give. He was caring and thoughtful. He truly was one in a million. He loved life and loved the people in it. There weren’t a lot of people that he didn’t get along with; he had no enemies.
In the last few months of his life, Donnie was planning on buying a house in Airdrie Alberta. Don was working towards a prosperous future and he was so close. The accomplishments he had were that of a man in his 40’s. Unfortunately, Donnie was taken from his loved ones much too soon at the age of 24. He will be dearly missed by so many people.
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