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Obituary for Russell "Brian" Nickerson

Nickerson Russell Brian- age 70, of Yarmouth, N.S., passed away on February 14, 2024, in the Yarmouth Regional Hospital surrounded by those who loved him. Born in Yarmouth on May 20, 1953, he was the son of the late Russell "Duke" and Pauline (Doucette) Nickerson. Brian grew up in Carleton and enjoyed the simple things in life like the outdoors, music, cooking and being with family and friends. He loved his family and appreciated them dearly. Brian worked many jobs over the years, some including the Cotton Mill, Lewis Mouldings in Weymouth, E.J Millworks, and planting trees in B.C. He once hitchhiked across Canada and loved to tell stories about his adventures. Recently he got to go on a dream trip to Texas with his loving partner Flora and it was a highlight of his life. Brian loved to play the guitar (even though he was missing a finger he was great at it) and also played the bongo drums, which got him the nickname "Bongo Brian”. He had a unique sense of humour that he kept until the very end, and never failed to show his appreciation for everyone. He was loved by so many. He is survived by his partner, Flora Little; children, Jessica Nickerson, Amy O'Leary (Jason), Elizabeth Nickerson (Garet), and Josh Nickerson (Carolina); brothers, Bruce (Bev), Kevin and Kalvin; sisters, Bonnie, Connie (Sharon), Shelly (Howard), and Sherry; grandchildren, Cohen, Jack, and Alice; and the mother of two of his children, Helen Porter; along with many, many nieces and nephews. Aside from his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Perry, and sister, Paula. Visitation will be Thursday, February, 22,2024, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with the Funeral Service starting at 1:00 p.m., both in the Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Don Moses officiating. Family flowers only, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the IWK foundation. Interment will take place at a later date. The family wishes to thank Alice Melanson for the love and support shown to our family, and Peter Reid for praying with Dad in the hospital before he passed.