William Howard Nichol, age 70, of Stratford passed away peacefully at the Stratford General Hospital on June 22, 2017. Bill was born in Stratford, son of Howard Nichol of Stratford and the late Vivian Nichol. Beloved husband for 42 years of Lois Marie (Thomson). Dear brother of Shirley Maschke (Oscar), Robert Nichol (Cheryl) and Nancy Gibson (Gary). Survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Helen Thomson, Nancy Burns (Duncan), Pearl Fawcett (Todd), John Thomson (Lorraine), James Thomson (Mary) and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father-in-law and mother-in-law John and Mildred Thomson. Bill had been employed with Kroehler Furniture for 27 years and later Beaulieu Canada. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Stratford. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Sunday, June 25, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m. A reception will be held at the funeral home reception centre following the interment at Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Knox Presbyterian Church, the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of one’s choice through the funeral home. 519.271.7411 www.wgyounghfuneralhome.com