The Passing of a Remarkable Man

(Written by David Nicholson, Nov 5, 2012)

It is with great sadness that I must relay to you the news that yesterday we lost our dear friend David Miller.

David was truly an incredible person.  He was a quiet, gentle man with the gift of being able to make anyone he met comfortable.  Even when facing death his spirits were high and he still thought of others before himself.

David was a long time professional peer and friend who I first started working with in 1995. David started as a computer programmer at Nicom but his passion was working with the computer equipment. He became one of our key technicians and was responsible for keeping the computers humming for hundreds of our clients. There was not a problem that he could not fix, and would often go above and beyond to keep our customers happy.

He was respected and loved by all of the staff he ever worked with at Nicom as well as by his clients.

Anyone who was fortunate enough to be in his company can attest to his likeability, professionalism and to his amazing outlook on life.  Many of us can say without hesitation that David had a positive influence on our lives.

David was truly an amazing individual, father, husband and son. He will be missed forever. Our hearts go out to his wife Edie and family.

– David Nicholson

There will be visitation Wednesday, November 7, from 2-4 and 7-9 at Atlantic Funeral Homes, 125 Sackville Drive.

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  1. Pat d'Entremont says:

    We have has a tremendous outpouring of condolences from friends and business colleagues, and I would like to share some of those with you:
    Thanks for letting me know David. Well said, I agree wholeheartedly with everything you’ve said about Dave.

    Kevin Langille


    Very sad news indeed; please pass on my sincere condolences onto David’s family. David always had time for “Dave, another thing …” computer issues. He was very helpful and I learned a lot about how to manage my computer better. He was missed.

    Rick Gates


    Thanks David – Orin told me the news yesterday. I enjoyed working with David Miller over the years – he will be missed.
    Thanks again.
    Tom Michael


    Leanne called me with this news this morning and I’ve been thinking of everyone but, in particular, yourself, Mike and the tech support guys since.

    So sad but I’m glad he won’t suffer any more.

    Andrew Black


    Good Morning, David:

    I was with deep sorrow that I learned of David Miller’s passing. Even though we knew that his time was short it is still a shock.

    He was a gentle man and was so helpful to us and I am sure he will be missed by all. We enjoyed working with him and I am sure it will be hard to replace him.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time as they say goodbye to a husband and father..

    Thanks for the e-mail.

    Joan Johnston


    Hi David,
    sad news indeed, but with the disease that David was fighting, longer is not better. I can honestly say that I’ve never heard David say a bad word about anyone and always had something constructive to offer.

    Peter Richard

    Dear David:

    My heavens, what a sad and truly monumental loss. David was certainly all of what you described – and probably even more. I am so sorry for your loss of a terrific colleague. But he does leave a legacy of fine work, which helped Nicom be what it is today, and of being a unique and remarkable person. He made a mark that will live on in the minds and hearts of all who knew him.

    I offer my deepest sympathy and condolences to you all at Nicom, and of course to his family.

    My sincere regards,

    Bob Jolliffe


    Good morning David,
    Thank you for passing on to us this extremely sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family at this time. Your compassionate words described David so well. He was a truly remarkable person and one who was held in high respect here at this [Atlantic Pilotage] authority.

    Kindest regards,



    That is a true loss. Please pass along our condolences to his family and to your team.

    Dan Clarke


    Dave – I’m so very sorry. What a great loss! You are right – Dave was an exceptional technician and a great person. My thoughts are with you all.

    Lorraine Banks


    Thank you for this note. He was a true professional who represented your company well.
    As you know, our relationship with David goes back even further than Nicom. To all in your circle, our thoughts and prayers.

    Jim David



    Sue and I are sad to hear the news. Please let us know when you hear about funeral arrangements. Thanks for letting us know.



    Thanks you for this notification, David. My deepest condolences to you, I know that you were very close. My thoughts are with you and his family. As you said, David was a wonderful person. His quiet and gentle demeanor was always refreshing to be around. I am glad to have know him.


    Tasso Dikaios


    So sad to hear this David, although It was expected, it is still hard to swallow. Orin told me earlier this morning. David was someone I had enjoyed our time working together since 1996 and I considered it a privilege. I wanted no one else near my system’s. His honesty, his integrity, his willingness to stay with me until 8:00 or 9:00 at night to get my most important systems up and running is a commitment to customer satisfaction you just don’t find. He will indeed be missed by all whom he was in contact and worked with.

    My sincerest condolences to you and the staff at Nicom for your loss. I will pass my condolences along to his family when funeral arrangements are made.

    Eric Foren


    I’ve known David for many years and you are spot-on with your description of him; both as a computer wizard and as a human being. Several of us went over to see him in the hospital a week or so ago and despite everything he was in great spirits and making us laugh even then. My heart goes out to his family as well as all of you who worked with him on a daily basis.


    Mark B. Turner B.Comm., BBRE, MRICS, AACI

    Hi David,

    Thank you very much for this. We had heard about David’s passing earlier. It is indeed sad news and as you know, myself and everyone here, held David in very high regard. He will be sadly missed.

    Richard Moore


    Thanks David. I am terribly sorry.
    A few of us were able to say goodbye to David last week: he was still in great spirits. Although we were expecting the news, nevertheless it came as a great shock.
    I know a number of people here will want to go to the funeral.

    All of us miss David but our loss is insignificant compared to yours, your colleagues and his family. My thoughts are with you.


    Michael S Turner


    So very very sorry David, thank you for letting me know.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, the rest of the Nicom team and David’s family during this very difficult time.



    Hi Leanne,

    Thank you for calling to let us know about David. He was a sweet guy and I know he will be dearly missed by everyone in your company and all of his clients.

    Our thoughts are with you as you deal with your loss.

    Take care,
    Kathy Hanks

    Condolences and prayers.
    Ron Richard


    So sorry to hear…our thoughts and prayers are with all.
    Jim Garland


    So sorry to hear Pat. Our condolences.
    Christopher Turner


    A nice tribute from David, Pat. My condolences.
    Mark Richardson


    Sorry to hear Pat. Condolences from the MacDonald family.
    Grant MacDonald



    Very sorry to hear about David’s passing. From Dave’s message to your employees, David clearly was both professionally and personally a top flight person.

    Please express my sympathies to his family and friends – and to his colleagues at NICOM.


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