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Eric Graham Nichol

Eric Graham Nichol

21st June 1928 - 15th March 2024

Eric passed away peacefully at Castlemaine Hospital on 15th March 2024 in his 96th year.
Dearly loved husband of Nancy (dec).
Loved Dad and father in law of Wendy and John, Ross (dec), Leanne and Max, Trevor and Susan, Rex and Cheryl.
Adored Pa of 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Loved Father and Father in Law of Wendy and John.  Loved Pa to Luke and Gemma.
Loved Great Pa to Thomas and Patrick.
It’s not what we write, it’s not what we say,
it’s how we remember you in our own special way.
Loved father and father-in-of Leanne and Max. Adored Pa of Emma and Mark, Matthew and Sarah.
Great Pa of Tilly, Maxon, Nahla, Reeve and Oaka. Step Pa of Craig and Bradley and their families.
God saw that you were weary, He did what he thought best.
He gently held you in his arms, and said” Come with me and rest.”
Dad to Trev, father-in-law to Susan,
Pa to Sarah and Byron, Erin, Rachael and Chris, great grandfather to Finley, Isla and Albert.
Words are few, thoughts are deep,
memories of you we'll always keep.
Loved and adored Dad and Pa of Rex and Cheryl, Lisa and Kevin,
Ashlee and Ryan, Corey and Tori, Nicholas, Makayla and Dylan.
Forever in our hearts.
To hear your voice and to see you smile, to sit and talk for just a while,
to have you back in the same old way, would be our dearest wish today.

Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside committal service for Eric,

at the Newstead Cemetery on Monday 25th March at 11.00am.

A service to celebrate Eric’s life will then be held in the Newstead Community Centre commencing at 1.00pm.


If you wish to join us at the Community Centre service via livestream
please return to the home page of this website and click on the livestream button.
The service will be live approximately 5 -10 minutes prior to commencing at 1.00pm.


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9 responses to “Eric Graham Nichol”

  1. Craig Hepburn says:

    Deepest sympathy to Trev, Rex, Lee, Wendy and families.
    Your dad was a great man, honest and hard working.
    I hope there is plenty of wood and a sharp chainsaw upstairs for you Ec.
    Craig Hepburn

  2. peter skilbeck says:

    Eric was our loved neighbour for 40 years, exceptionally talented of great integrity, independence, loyalty and caring. He was a great role model to our children who regarded him as a grandfather. Eric and Nancy were always the silent helpers in times of need. Eric was always interested in what was going on, was never heard to be critical of individuals and if he disagreed, rarely commented but you knew from his look what he was thinking. We will miss him.
    Lilian, Peter, Tamara [dec], Melanie {dec}, Marcus and families.

  3. Lynn says:

    A quiet, hard working, no nonsense, practical, salt of the earth man who was dearly loved by his family. It was a pleasure to know you Mr Nichol.
    It’s time for you to rest now and be with Nancy. Hugs to Lea and the rest of the family.
    Lea’s friend Lynn

  4. Sue Stevens says:

    Much loved Brother in law and Uncle to Marj & Gordon, Craig & Sue. You were an amazing husband to my sister Nancy.
    To know you was to love you ❤️

  5. Trudi Odonnell says:

    Deepest sympathy Trev. You and your family are in my thoughts.
    Trudi O’Donnell

  6. Keith & Joy White says:

    Eric will be remembered as a very down to earth person with great family values. Eric and Nancy were well liked and respected members
    of the Castlemaine Historic Vehicle Club of which they were members for over 40 years. It was always a pleasure to meet up with Eric.
    Keith & Joy White

  7. Emma Toll says:

    Some of the things I will remember about Pa.
    The stories of you working in the shearing shed, long before my time.
    Watching the football where players and umpires who did something you disapproved of were called ning nongs and the silent hysterics we’d be in because
    heaven help us if we talked during the game.
    Old time dancing in Campbelltown, watching you move so gracefully across the floor with nan, mum and then being so patient as I learnt. With your hand barely
    touching me but guiding me all the same. Dancing the pride of erin with you at my wedding.
    The stern, but loving way you dedicated your life to looking after Nan.
    You feeding Bonnie biscuits after dinner. Your general love of animals and ability to love them all.
    The fact that we always managed to find you in the shed working away. Your incredible talent for restoring all those motors!
    Your Boxing Day naps and general ability to nap sitting up watching tv whilst sitting on the plastic strip on the carpet instead of on the actual arm chair.
    Bragging that my 95 year old pa still lived out in strathlea, cut wood for the stove and fire and kept doing all of the things he loved right up until the end.
    I’m so proud to call you my pa. It truly warms my heart to know that the night will shine a little brighter with you up there looking down on us all.
    Love your Emmy Lou

  8. Rod & Judy tunn says:

    We knew Eric for years, he was such a nice & chatty friendly man, deepest sympathy to his family.
    Rod & Judy Tunn

  9. Wendy Martin says:

    So sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. Lovely man and was great friends with Marj and Harold Schroeder (both dec). Eric, Nancy, mum and Harold would do a lot of travelling together and we would love hearing about their trips and the fun they had. Thinking of you all at this very sad time.
    Annie, Wendy, Debbie, Davey and Wayne Martin xx

Funeral Details

Newstead Community Centre
9 Lyons Street

25th March 2024 at 1:00 PM

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