Funeral Information for Captain David Nicol Retired East York (L-418) David Nicol – 1933 – 2022
Long-time owner and harness racing enthusiast David Nicol of Mount Hope, Ont. passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug. 19 at St. Peters Hospital in Hamilton, Ont., at the age of 89, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. A retired captain from East York Fire Department, David began his ownership journey in the early 1970s with trainer Ole Annerud of Cookstown, Ont. His family would make the trip most weekends to watch the horses train and then proceed to the races at the old Barrie and Orangeville racetracks where his son Jeffrey caught the harness racing bug.
Buying a farm in Hagersville, Ont. in 1985 with partners, David’s and wife Sally’s Won More Time Stable were the proud owners of Ontario Sires Stakes winners Dee B Victoria and Wonmor Expense along with half-mile track specialist Flying Tiger, among others. Thereafter, David briefly hooked up with trainer Gary Feagan and then onto OJC trainer Gary Kingshott where they had success with numerous horses.
Predeceased by wife Sally, David leaves behind son Jeffrey, daughter Deborah, second wife Audrey, and stepdaughters Valerie and Melanie.
Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of David Nicol.
Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends from all our Fire Fighter Retiree Groups.
In Solidarity, Retired Toronto Fire Fighters Association I.A.F.F. Local 3888