Raymond Nicholas (Nick) French

May 15, 1934 to September 23, 2016


Passed peacefully away after a short illness on September 23, 2016 at the Leonard A. Miller Centre, age 82. Predeceased by his wife Blanche, sister Alice and brother Robert. Left with fond and loving memories daughter Gail French, sons Derrick (Marie), Dwight (Colleen), Keith (Elaine), grandchildren Nicole, Alison, Nathan, Chloe, Jacquelyn (Trevor), Gary (Brittany), special friend Georgina, brother Jack, sisters Emily Smith and Betty Samson (Tony) and a large circle of relatives and friends.
Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road with visitation on Saturday, September 24 from 7 – 9 p.m. and Sunday, September 25 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Salvation Army Temple on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in his memory may be made to the Health Care Foundation, Palliative Care Unit.



7-9 p.m. on September 24, 2016

2-4 p.m. on September 25, 2016

7-9 p.m. on September 25, 2016

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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10:00am, Monday September 26th

Salvation Army Temple, Torbay Road

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My condolences to the family
Nick, Jack, and my younger brother Nels used to play a wild brand of hockey up on Sandy Baird’s duck pond almost 70 years ago: also other sports on Major Abbott’s field on Freshwater Road. Nick was a great buddy, although I’ve lost track of him over the years. May God rest his soul in peace.

Gail, Derrick, Dwight, Keith and family, We are so sorry to hear of Nick’s passing. He was a great neighbor and family friend for most of my lifetime. His kindness to Mom and Dad in their final years will never be forgotten. He was always quick with a smile and friendly conversation. He is now at rest with your mother. We can’t visit in person but you are in our thoughts and prayers. All our love, Marg & Jerry

Our deepest condolences.
Winnie Morrissey and family

Our deepest condolences.
Winnie Morrissey and family

Our deepest condolences to all who loved Uncle Nick, we also have a lot of fond memories of him. May he rest is in peace.

Kim, Tony and Adrian and family in NS

Keith & The French Family, your father will be missed so much. The memories shared at the Cabin with your parents and family will always be forever in our hearts. Know that we share in your loss.
Gus & Glenda

Sincere condolances on the loss of your Dad. May the wonderful memories you have, help sustain you in the difficult days ahead.

Gail & Alison, our sincere condolences to you both on the passing of your Dad/Grandfather. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

Mr. Nicholas French
To: Nick’s wonderful Family
On behalf of all the former residents of # 9 Smith Avenue ( Starkes, Williams, & Heffernans ) we want to express our sinceerest sympathies to the French family on the passing of Nick. The kindness and support that Nick showed to us all can only be described as unbelieveable. He was the essance of a Christian and we considered him the Mayor of Smith Avenue. We will miss him terribly , however we are consoled in knowing that we and his family will carry on the great examples he set for us. RIP Nick, you have fought the great fight.
Heffernans, Williams & Starkes

Our deepest condolences on Nicks passing. He was a wonderful man, we had the pleasure of spending a few days in his company while home last year. He will be surely missed, may your memories give you comfort.

So very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My condolences to you, Gail and all of your family.

Janice Price-Young

So very sorry to hear that your Dad has passed away. I have many fond memories of your Mom and Dad during our years as good neighbors and friends on Smith Avenue. Hoping that the wonderful memories you have will help you through the difficult days ahead.