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NICHOLSON, David Taylor March 27, 1932 April 9, 2018 RCAF pilot instructor, stockbroker, technophile, gifted photographer and video editor, webmaster above all, Chairman for over 35 years of the storied Wednesday Night Salon David defies description. He was a one-off event. Creative, insatiably curious, stubbornly innovative, constantly evolving in his thinking, loyal to his friends and champion of their causes. Incurably politically incorrect, he was the quintessential non-conformist who loved tradition. Born in Montreal, the only son of Mary Taylor and David George Nicholson, he attended Sedbergh School and Lower Canada College before joining the RCAF. After 8 years of service, he returned to Montreal which was his home forever after. David leaves his wife, Diana Thébaud Nicholson and their children, Fiona Nicholson of Calgary, Marc Thébaud Nicholson (Jean Low) of Singapore and their children Maya and Tebo; James (Jamie) of Vancouver and David of Whistler, BC, stepdaughter Jeannette Whitton of Vancouver and her children Joelle and Ryan. Friends of all ages and around the globe join them in cherishing his memory. Thanks to the entire orthopedics team of the Jewish General's C-8, and heartfelt appreciation for the devoted care given over many years by Dr. Howard Chertkow and his amazing research team at the JGH Memory Clinic. Special thanks to Beth Canapi for looking after David and Diana so well. A celebration of David's life followed by a reception will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018, at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex/Complexe funéraire Mont- Royal, 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont, QC, H2V 2P9, 514-279 -6540. Donations in his memory may be made to the Howard Chertkow Alzheimer Research Foundation c/o the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.

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Published in Montreal Gazette from Apr. 21 to Apr. 25, 2018.
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April 27, 2018
Dear Diana,
I was saddened to read of David's passing & send my thoughts & prayers.
It has been many years since our Westmount political days but they remain in the forefront in my memories. David was unique & most interesting to be around - it puts a smile on my face thinking about him & some of his antics!
Warm thoughts & hugs to you all,
Kathy Winser
April 24, 2018
Dear Diana
Anne and I would like to express our sorrow on David's passing.
He was a person of many talents and interests.
We offer our best wishes to you.
Stan Grossman
April 24, 2018
Diana, Fiona and Marc,
PJ and I were saddened to read the news of David's passing and wish to convey our condolences to you all. Sooo many memories living in your coach house at '444' - over 40 years ago now - yikes !! I would so much have liked to have been there to see you all on Friday but I am dashing off to Hungary tonight on a buying trip. Fondest hugs to you all. XOX
Jennifer Rowntree
April 22, 2018
Mr. Nicholson and his wife, Diane, have always followed their passion and in doing so created an environment which encouraged others to do the same. What an amazing legacy! My condolences to Diane and all the family and, most especially, Jamie whom I have known for more years than either of us can believe.
Linda Hagen
April 22, 2018
David was unique and it was a privilege to have known him. My deepest condolences to Diana, and the family.
carolina richer la fleche
April 21, 2018
Dear Diana, Fiona, Marc, and a thousand grieving friends:

I just heard this news and wanted to express how much David had meant to me over nearly forty years; the unforgettable Wednesday Nights chaired by him, the unforgettable comradeship offered by him, and the unforgettable parties made special by him. When David was made, they not only broke the mould, but burned the plans. A complex, brilliant, and charming man. The bon vivant's bon vivant.

Kath is equally in mourning.
Peter Trent
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