BLACK After an unexpected illness on March 13, 2011 in Sarasota Florida, Dr. Nigel William Adam Black, DDS of London Ontario peacefully died in his 44th year. Devoted husband of Sharon nee Meertens "Squeaky", loving father of Jacqueline Anita "Boomer", Katherine Elaine "Cup of Coffee" and William Samuel "Kenny". Cherished son of John and the late Jacqueline and son-in-law of the late Anita Meertens. The loyal brother of Nicola "Chickadee" (Darren) Scott, Deborah "Sportsy" (David) Usprich, Wendy "Tiny" (Dean) Loupos. Animated brother-in-law of Ron and Patty Meertens, Peter and Elaine Cox. FAVOURITE uncle of Jocelyn, Bryce, Gemma, Sophie, Olivia, Henry, Andrew, Charlotte, Nicholas and Johnny. Ireland was the place of Nigey's birth, a baby boy only 6 weeks old Off to Canada he and his family went for a new life to unfold Chickadee, Nigey, Sportsy and Tiny all grew up at the Corley Hotel We've enjoyed the brilliant stories Nigey loved to tell, Dentistry in Cleveland was the start of Nigey's adult life Then somehow he coerced Squeaky to be his tolerant wife Nigey's life was blessed with miracles a many The best being Boomer, Cup of Coffee and Kenny He lived so much in just 43 years He wouldn't want us to have any tears Politics, golf, parties with fireworks and the occasional wig To the world's enjoyment Nigey lived his life big Integrity, generosity, traditional values that never bend For those privileged to have met Nigey, they became a lifelong friend Your legendary life will be toasted with a pint or two Daddy"¦Uncle Nino"¦.Nigey"¦.we all love you There are so many words to describe this great man It's fitting that a simple quote from his father can: "NIGEL's NOT A PERSON, HE's AN EXPERIENCE" Visitation on Sunday from 2-4 pm at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted on Monday March 21st 2011 at 1100 am in Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington Street at Dufferin Ave., by Rev. Dr. Jeff Crittenden and Rev. Herb Summers. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery directly following. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation.
The Reymer Family
March 16, 2011, 9:35 pm
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. He was our dentist and always made our kids not scared of where they were and what was going on but made them laugh and smile. He will be missed.
Sherrie Hodgins (nee Kleiman)
March 16, 2011, 9:41 pm
So sorry to learn of your loss. I went to high school with Nigel and have so many great memories of our friendship. May his memory be a blessing.
Sherrie (St. Louis, MO)
March 21, 2011, 5:04 pm
Hi Sharon...we worked together at Canada Trust. I remember when you and Nigel were dating and when you were planning your wedding. Our paths haven't crossed in many years but I just had to let you know that my heart goes out to you and your children and I haven't stopped thinking and praying for you since I read it in the paper this morning. Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear about Nigel.
F.er and Finie Hendricks
March 17, 2011, 9:26 am
We wish you all a lot
March 17, 2011, 11:30 am
Dear Sharon. I really wish I could be there at this time. I only had the recent opportunity to reconnect with you again through Facebook. Now that my children are getting to an age that they are a little more independent I have gone to reminiscing about all our great times together. If there is anything I can do please let me know. Nigel was a really great person. Sara
Katie and Emma Crossett & Jackie and Doug Ditchfield
March 17, 2011, 11:45 am
We wanted to let you know that we are thinking about you and our love goes to you.
Love, Katie and Emma Sharon, you have our deepest symapthies. if there is anything at all we can do please let us know. ...Jackie and Doug
Lucan Dental Office
March 17, 2011, 12:48 pm
We are deeply sorry for the loss of a great colleague. We are sure that the family and friends will have wonderful memories of a great man! If help is needed at the dental office at all, please let us know.
March 17, 2011, 12:54 pm
I feel as though I am still in shock at this loss. When I had my appointments with Dr. Black, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. He was more than just my dentist, he was a friend. My thoughts are with his co-workers who I could tell enjoyed working with Dr. Black. I also was aware of how much his family meant to him and enjoyed seeing his face light up when he talked about his children. I know you all have wonderful memories, hold on to those!
March 17, 2011, 1:06 pm
I am so-o-o sorry for your loss, I have fond memories of my youth with Nigel and Nicky and OJ, I know he will be missed, and no doubt you have many cherished memories to hold on to. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless
March 17, 2011, 3:30 pm
Wij leven met jullie mee, Nigel wordt een mooie engel en waak over ons. We zullen je vrouw en kinderen in mei treffen en hen dan een dikke knuffel geven. Veel sterkte in deze moeilijke tijd, mooie uitvaart gewenst.
Groeten Rachel en Dave Corsius, Huntjens. Geleen (Netherlands)
Mary and Russ Brintnell
March 17, 2011, 4:58 pm
Sharon and Family So sorry for your loss, our prayers and thoughts are with you. He was our dentist and always made you feel at ease and his smile never left you. His co-workers will miss him deeply along with his many patients. He always kept you up to date about his family. Treasure those memories as we all will as still in shock.and hope friends help you through this trying time.
March 17, 2011, 8:20 pm
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Dr Black. He was my Dentist. When you went into see him he was a very plesant person and always had a joke to tell you. He will be missed by all that knew him or came in contact with him. My thoughts and prayers go out to all his family.
March 18, 2011, 6:07 am
I have only spent a few days with Nigel, but will never forget this man who was larger than life itself.
My deepest condolencies to his family and all who hold him dear.
Andrew and Janet Partridge
John and Heather Bennett
March 18, 2011, 10:21 am
Heather and I are deeply sorry to hear of the untimely passing of Nigel, a delightful person so full of life. Please accept our sincerest condolences.
March 18, 2011, 11:00 am
Our thoughts are with the family and the staff of the practise. Dr Black was a wonderful person and our great dentist. The office will never be the same without him. We always looked forward to seeing what new funky golf pants he had on.
March 18, 2011, 5:05 pm
Heart felt condolences on your great loss. All of the folks at The Weaselwill miss our great friend.
Alexia Doris and Family
March 18, 2011, 5:13 pm
Katie,I just found out this morning about your dad and I wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you a lot. I am so sorry for your loss. love you lots Alexia...To Sharon and kids, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Please let us know if there is anything we can do...Chris & Gina
March 19, 2011, 5:48 pm
Dear Sharon, I am so terribly sorry to hear about Nigel....words truly cannot express. it seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating your wedding day. Warmest wishes to you, Jacqueline, Katie and Willie.... Hugs, Kate
Maria Hamather (nee: Danos)
March 20, 2011, 12:49 pm
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I went to high school with Nigel and can tell you he was a bright light that brought a smile to everyone. I also live in Exeter now and hear daily that he was a great dentist, loved by all. I am so sorry for your loss.
March 19, 2011, 12:09 pm
I am so sorry for your loss,my heartfelt thoughts & prayers go out to you all.He was my dentist and he always made you feel at ease and always had such a wonderful smile.
Cherish your memories,they will last forever.
Carol, Darryl, Jayden and Meghan McGleish
March 19, 2011, 12:36 pm
Dear Sharon, Jacqueline, Katie and Willie.
We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.
March 20, 2011, 1:23 pm
My sincere sympathy to the entire family-a tragic loss of a talented young man.
Special thoughts for Dr. John Black,Nicki and Debbie whom I worked with at London X-ray Asoociates
March 20, 2011, 2:25 pm
I am so very sad to hear about Dr. Black`s passing. I was a high school co-op student that worked for him 6 years ago. I had the priviledge to be his chair-side assistant for a year. I never knew they made Dentists like him. He used to often make me laugh uncontrollablly. I remember telling so many people about Dr. Black and how he really was one of a kind. I feel honored to have been his assistant and friend. He brought so much joy to my life. My prayers go to his family, friends, and co-workers on the loss of an incredible man.
Karen, Dean and Cameron Schram
March 20, 2011, 4:55 pm
Dr.Black was our dentist, he was also our friend. He was compassionate and caring, and told fantastic jokes. When he talked about his wife and children, it was with such love and admiration. How lucky we all were to have known such a wonderful man! Our thoughts are with his family, and his office staff as they try to make sense of his death. You are all in our thoughts and prayers,
The Schram Family
March 20, 2011, 4:56 pm
Sharon- There isn`t much that one can say to ease the pain at a time like this. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let Jaqueline and Katy know I send hugs to them. (not sure they will remember me)
Take care of yourself,
March 21, 2011, 5:32 pm
To Nigel's family and many friends,
We send our sympathy, comfort and strength. So very sorry.
Crystal & Henri Wettstein and family.
Barbara Lipnicki (nee Antony)
March 21, 2011, 10:21 pm
Our heartfelt condolences to your family. There are no words to express how deeply saddened I was when I learned of Nigel's passing. I will always remember Nigel's wonderful sense of humour, his warm and genuine smile and most especially hearing his version of good-bye as "Take 'er slow"...So now I say to you Nigel, take 'er slow.
March 22, 2011, 5:51 am
I have only this morning received news of Nigel's passing. We were roomates when he was in Gr, 12 at Ridley. My sincerest condolonces to you and to the family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Brenda,Greg Dayman & Family
March 22, 2011, 10:54 am
To all Nigel's Family & Friends, I'm so sorry to hear of Nigel's passing. He has been our families Dentist since taking over Dentist office in Exeter, normally not a place people liked to go to, but with Nigel it was always a pleasure!! You could sure tell he was a family man & we always talked about his photo displays.
What a loss to our community. We will miss him. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort in the coming days.
Sincerely, Brenda & Family (Hensall)
Sue Scott (Howe)
March 23, 2011, 11:34 pm
I just found out about Nigel. I went to high school with him. He always made me laugh. He was truly a great guy. I am so very sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time.
March 24, 2011, 3:45 pm
I was very sorry, and shocked, to hear the news. I went to Lucas high school with Nige' back in the day. A true character. The last I saw him was several years ago, I happened upon him in Springbank Park, I could tell how happy he was as a family man. My condolences to Nigel's family.
April 4, 2011, 2:58 pm
To Nigel's family, My deepest condolences to you all at this sad loss. I went to high school at Ridley College with Nigel and have the fondest memories of him. I can only imagine what a great husband and father he was to you. May he rest in peace.
April 4, 2011, 8:40 pm
I was so sorry to hear of Nigel's passing. My heartfelt condolences to the family. I knew him as a childhood friend of my wife's youngest brother, Colin Shepherd, and then many years later as my talented and warm, friendly dentist.
I attended Nigel's office today for a checkup, and was stunned to hear the sad news. His staff are pretty devastated, and I wish them all the best.
August 12, 2011, 4:38 am
As the reality of this loss hits me, I know Nigey would not approve of the river of tears that seem to be uncontrollable. No words can convey how many lives he touched and were positively impacted by sharing any part of his joyful life...he brought out the best in those around him and loved bigger than any person I have ever known. I will always be thankful for having the honor of being his friend.
March 13, 2012, 10:46 pm
Still missing you old friend.