DARRELL JACK WATSON NICHOLSON
October 11, 1993 - June 16, 2021
With heavy hearts, we announce the tragic passing of our treasured son, Darrell Jack Watson Nicholson, June 16, 2021, at 27 years old.
He was our beautiful surprise child born at 11:01 p.m. on October 11, 1993. He was our beautiful baby. He was the kind of little guy who could go to the playground and make all new best friends of the day. He was such a little people person. He adored and was adored by his wonderful big sister, Carly, who made "boats, trains and automobiles" out of cardboard boxes so they could travel the world together. On a weekend home alone, the two of them painted his room a bright orange with checkerboard table tops. He was so proud of that. He loved kayaking, trick-biking, snowboarding and skateboarding. Just Monday, he caught a 28" catfish while fishing with his friend, Juan.
Heartbreakingly, he descended into the world of drugs and addictions in his teen years. While he rallied a few times, in the end, it took his life.
He had just started working at Riverbend Movers last fall making a new start. According to his boss, he moved quickly from being a "swamper" to a dependable lead driver. He seemed to have matured and settled into his new life. He was happy to have a good job, a good work family, and he appreciated his supervisors and boss.
He was so kind and compassionate to those souls who were down on their luck, giving them coffee and a sandwich. He had been where they were.
He was honoured to be asked to be a ring bearer at his sister and brother-in-law's wedding. He took his job very seriously. He was so pleased to have been with his family in that wonderful moment of joy and happiness.
He made many mistakes in his life but one thing was sure - he loved his Dad, Mom, sister and brother-in-law, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He leaves to mourn his passing, parents, Lloyd and Shirley; sister and brother-in-law, Carly and Dan; beloved dog, Bandit, as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins, Tyler, Sara, Ali and JB, John and Micaela, Laura and Adam, Karen and Adam, Tom and Tara.
Addictions of all kinds are cunning and baffling diseases. Darrell was more than that. In memory of Darrell, who fought so hard to overcome his, donations to the Bruce Oake Foundation, 210 Recovery Centre or the Behavioural Health Foundation so others may find hope and sobriety, are appreciated.
Thank you to the Winnipeg Police Service for their work and service every day, especially days like this.
Darrell’s family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.
With restrictions, there will only be immediate family members at a service.
Many thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers at this time.
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