Blanchard Fletcher Nickerson, age 84, of East Pubnico passed away March 20, 2021 at home. Born in East Pubnico, he was a son of the late Elmer and Ophelia (Nickerson) Nickerson. He was a retired fisherman. He is survived by his wife Beverly Hazel (Lennox) Nickerson; sons, David (Gail), Canaan, Danny (Cindy), East Pubnico; daughters, Debbie, Yarmouth, Darlene, Halifax; brothers, Joe (Cora), Ray (Elaine) both of Pubnico, Herbert (Debbie), Owen (Cora) both of East Pubnico, Wayne (Maise), Woods Harbour and James (Helena), Lower East Pubnico; sisters, Margaret (Dale) Peters, East Pubnico, Nancy Quinlan, Shag Harbour, Beverly (Rudy) O’Connor and Edith Harris both of Jordan Falls, Patricia (Doward) McComisky, East Pubnico; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers; Clifton, William and Fred in infancy; sisters, Reta and Joyce and son-in-law Hector Babin. Visitation will be Friday, March 26, 2021 from 7-8pm in the West Pubnico Funeral Home, Middle West Pubnico. COVID-19 regulations will be followed and masks must be worn. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a celebration of life and interment will take place at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to VON Yarmouth Division or the Parkinson’s Society of Nova Scotia. On line condolences may be forwarded to the family at westpubnicofh.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the West Pubnico Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middle West Pubnico. 902 762-3407
Blanchard, known to many as ‘Mosser’, was an avid outdoorsman and when he wasn't lobster fishing or raking Irish moss he was riding his motorcycle or 4 wheeler, salmon or trout fishing, hunting or trapping or tying flies.
He was a wonderful role model for his children and grandchildren teaching them to fish, shoot a gun, operate a boat, love and appreciate the ocean and most importantly a strong work ethic. It was evident he was happiest when he was with family and friends, having spent 62 devoted years with his wife who was at his side until the end.
He was an active member or supporter of a number of community associations.
He loved local music and would often travel about the Tri-Counties to attend an event. On occasion he would play his harmonica and accordion for anyone willing to listen and stomp their feet.
His grandchildren, nieces and nephews would tell everyone "the more he teases you the more he loves you".
Blanchard will be forever missed by all who knew and loved him.