In Celebration of

David Taylor Nicholson

March 27, 1932 -  April 8, 2018

RCAF Pilot Instructor, Stock broker, technophile, gifted photographer and video editor, webmaster – above all, Chairman for over 35 years of the storied Wednesday Night Salon – David defies description. He was a one-off event. Creative, insatiably curious, stubbornly innovative, constantly evolving in his thinking, loyal to his friends and champion of their causes. Incurably politically incorrect, he was the quintessential non-conformist who loved tradition.

Born in Montreal, the only son of Mary Taylor and David George Nicholson, he attended Sedbergh School and Lower Canada College before joining the RCAF. After 8 years of service, he returned to Montreal which was his home forever after.

David leaves his wife, Diana Thébaud Nicholson and their children, Fiona Nicholson of Calgary, Marc Thébaud Nicholson (Jean Low) of Singapore and their children Maya and Tebo.; James (Jamie) of Vancouver and David of Whistler BC, stepdaughter Jeannette Whitton of Vancouver and her children Joelle and Ryan. Friends of all ages and around the globe join them in cherishing his memory.

Thanks to the entire orthopedics team of the Jewish General’s C-8, and heartfelt appreciation for the devoted care given over many years by Dr. Howard Chertkow and his amazing research team at the JGH Memory Clinic. Special thanks to Beth Canapi for looking after David and Diana so well.

A celebration of David’s life followed by a reception will be held at 3pm on Friday, April 27th, 2018, at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex/Complexe funéraire Mont-Royal , 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont, QC, H2V 2P9, 514-279-6540.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Howard Chertkow Alzheimer Research Foundation c/o the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.


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John Jonas (Friend)

Entered April 20, 2018 from Montreal

David will be missed but not forgotten.

Philippe Valois (Friend of the family)

Entered April 21, 2018 from Knowlton Quebec

All my love to Diana, Fiona, Mark and their families.
Dear David we will all catch up to you one of these wenesday nights. I will bring videos and a bottle of scotch.

Peter F. Trent (Friend)

Entered April 21, 2018 from Westmount

Dear Diana, Fiona, Marc, and a thousand grieving friends:

I just heard this news and wanted to express how much David had meant to me over nearly forty years; the unforgettable Wednesday Nights chaired by him, the unforgettable comradeship offered by him, and the unforgettable parties made special by him. When David was made, they not only broke the mould, but burned the plans. A complex, brilliant, and charming man. The bon vivant's bon vivant.

Kath is equally in mourning.


Anthony Robertson (Friend)

Entered April 22, 2018 from Tegucigalpa, Honduras

David was a kind & creative soul. Both David & Diana amazed me & my elder sister with their wonderful basement parallel universe several decades ago.
OWN discussions were always entertaining & challenging to follow; like a chess master David was several moves ahead of the group.

We will miss you.


Anthony, Isabelle, Émilie & Sophie

G.Bourgeois (Ami)

Entered April 26, 2018

Infatigable,curieux et provocateur.


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