It is with unexpected and great sadness that we announce that Danny Boy passed away peacefully on Friday, January 18, 2019 at the age of 32.
Born in Chatham on July 18, 1986, Danny was the cherished son of Michael Nicholas (Denise) and the late Lori (Chambers) Ross.
Dear brother of Sean, Breanne, Amber and Cora Nicholas.
Beloved grandson of Vicki and the late William Nicholas (1993).
Nephew to David Nicholas (Maria). Cousin to Sarah and Stephanie Nicholas.
Also missed by numerous friends and extended family.
Danny was a very dedicated, hardworking, and reliable employee/worker for many businesses which included, most recently, Venus de Milo, Blenheim Publishers (News Tribune), Jack's Family Restaurant, and KFC (both Chatham and Blenheim locations). He unselfishly helped friends with their gardens, multiple errands, looking after their children, and the elderly. He never missed a day of work, until his passing.
Danny had an infamous smile and unforgettable laughter. He would always cast an enormous, happy-to-see-everyone aura. Dan was truly considerate, showing unconditional love, with anyone who shared his kindness and love. He held his heart on his wrist. If Danny was passionate about any issue, you would hear it. Dan would never hurt a fly; but he would defend the people he loved. He had an insatiable imagination and incredible sense of appreciation.
Some of Dan's favourite hobbies included reading, collecting numerous figurines and movies, going for coffee, walking, and spending quality time with family and friends. His best friend was Grandma Vicki who he cherished. They would see each other 3-4 times a week. Dan helped Grandma with yard work, errands and going for lunch, always brightening her day. Dan will be truly missed, but never forgotten.
Say Hi to Lucy, Larry, Curly and Moe, and tell your Grandpa "We love him", and now, it's his eternity to love you.
A Celebration of Danny's life will be held at McKinlay Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please bring any copied photos, pictures, conversations, or any memories of Dan, as a gift to the Nicholas family. Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, donations made in memory of Danny to the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 185 Blenheim, Word of Life Soup Kitchen or the Salvation Army would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com
McKinlay Funeral Home
141 Park Street, Blenheim