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Dwight David Nickel

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obit-dwight-nickel-better-imageWhen Dwight was six, his mom led him to Jesus; he never wavered from this commitment. At Bethany Bible Institute, Hepburn, Sask., he met Vera, and they married after graduation. Dwight also graduated from MB Bible College, Winnipeg, and University of Manitoba. He enjoyed music, technology, his motorcycle, photography and nature. Like his dad, he could fix practically everything. He was a finishing carpenter, teaching many others the trade. After 1.5 years of pastoring, Dwight realized he could still serve God as a parishioner. This he did: teaching adult Sunday school, singing with the Saddle Hill Boys quartet, using his gift of discernment on the elder board. Dwight and Vera sang together for the first time on their wedding day: “Be Thou Our Vision,” and for the last time, months before he died: “I Need Thee Every Hour.” Battling cancer, Dwight’s faith deepened in intensity, as he clung to God’s inherent goodness and love.

  • Birth: September 6, 1948
  • Birthplace:
    Borden, Sask.
  • Death: June 19, 2016
  • Parents:
    Victor & Katie Nickel
  • Married:
    Elvira (Vera) Janz, Nov. 20, 1971
  • Family:
    Vera; children Kleanza (Mike) Bennett, Jared (Shannon), Kara (John) Skeoch; 10 grandchildren; mother; 4 siblings
  • Church:
    La Glace Bible (Alta.)
  • Baptism:
    Carrot River, Sask., 1963