NICKERSON, Frederick William "Bill", "Fred", "Nick" - 1933-2007 Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Frederick Burnette and Mary Gertrude (Power) Nickerson. After a career in the CAF, Fred enjoyed a long and busy retirement. Like his father, his lifelong love of wood working saw him repairing and maintaining many of Halifax's tour boats over the past 25 years. Fred and Elizabeth loved spending time with their four grandchildren. Memories of long weekends with their grandparents over the past 15 years at Clam Harbour Beach, White Point, Mountain Gap Inn and Oak Island will be cherished forever. The children could not have a more attentive or loving grandfather. Active and healthy his whole life, Fred successfully battled skin cancer recently and worked tirelessly with the support of Elizabeth to recover from a stroke in January of this year. We are grateful he was able to enjoy these past months with his family and friends. Fred is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth (Bette) Gillie Nickerson; sons, Scott (Leonard Benoit), Toronto; Derek (Erika Lcal), Dartmouth; daughter, Lysa McPhee (Mike), Dartmouth; stepson, Jeffery Stoddard (Alison), Winnipeg; stepdaughter, Shelley Stoddard (Armand Larade), Victoria; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Napier, Dartmouth; brothers, Donald (Norma), Dartmouth; Gregory (Janet), Sackville; sisters, Rosalie Stoneman (Frank), Sackville; Bernice Hull, Antigonish; sister-in-law, Winnie (Douglas), Halifax; grandchildren, Gillian, Brenden, Madeleine and Shawn; great-aunt, Margaret Power, Bedford. He was predeceased by brothers, John and Douglas (Halifax). Visitation will be today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth. Service of Grateful Memory will be held Saturday, July 28, at 1 p.m. in Wyndholme Christian Church, 151 Joffre St., Dartmouth, Bill Carr officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be made to: