In Memory of Nicholas John Halley
Tragically on Saturday October 2nd our Nicky lost his fight with addiction at the tender age of 26.
Heartbroken are his father Bruce, mother Josée (Alain), sister Catlyn (Matthew), brother Chris (Erica), grandparents Phil & Gaby, nephew Benjamin, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and all those he encountered on his journey who tried to help.
Predeceased by his sister April.
He will always be remembered for his loving charm, humour, charisma and infectious smile.
He accomplished much in his short life including earning his junior black belt in karate by the age of 12, scuba diving PADI certificate, running in multiple fundraising 5-10km events, talented skateboarder, snowboarder, musician, cyclist, animal lover, volunteer, traveler and artist with a great passion for all things graffiti. He was a student of life with potential for greatness.
Whether you were family, a friend or a stranger, he would listen and speak openly, always trying to help others even if unable to help himself.
If you yourself are struggling from addiction, know that every breath is a fresh start. Know that hundreds of thousands of families who have lost someone to this disease are rooting for you. Know that we believe with all our hearts that you can and will make it. It is never too late.
If any life can be saved because his was lost, his goal of helping others will carry on.
An informal ‘Celebration of Life’ will be held Friday October 15th from 1-4pm at Brittania Park at the trolley station pavilion. COVID protocols will be followed, masks required if non vaccinated.
In lieu of flowers we ask that you make a donation to the Royal Ottawa Hospital Foundation (https://www.theroyal.ca/donate) or Serenity House (http://www.serenityhouseottawa.com/donations)
Online condolences may be offered at: www.heritagefh.ca
My dear family, I am so loved and blessed to have you all in my life.
Nicholas held such a big part of my heart especially during these last
4 months. God bless you all. Our angel Nicky is watching over us now
for sure. Tante Lise
Nick, you were such a happy, fun loving young man growing up in and keeping Halley’s Service Centre clean and organized for the customers. You grew up beside my wonderful sons while they worked there. We all have many fond memories of you which we will carry forever in our hearts. Rest In Peace now Nick.
I was part of knowing Nicholas, through funny stories, shared by his Aunt Julie. My dearest friend.My deepest condolences go out to his Mother Josee and the close knit family Nicholas was a big part of. Memories are forever, keep them close.
Dear Josée, Bruce and family, Please accept our deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts during this most difficult time. Paul, Louise, Jacques, Pierre, André and Michel.
To the whole family, I’m so sorry for your loss. He was much too young to be taken away from you. May he rest in peace and watch over all of you.
Dear Josée, Bruce, family & extended family. There are no words for such a tragic loss. We are heartbroken for all of you. We have so many fond memories of Nick. He was so talented and funny. He will be missed.
Lynda & Meganne
He was our youngest friend and we will miss him forever. Our sincerest condolences to his family and friends.
Dear Josée, I want to offer my most sincere condolences to all your family and Nic’s loved ones. My heart goes to you all.
Our sincere condolences to you and your family and friends. Thinking of you during this difficult time. ❤️
Our heartfelt condolences to you all at this sad time; we’re thinking of you and send much love – Keith, Paul, Bryony, Lucy, Anna and families in England
Our deepest sympathy to you, your kids, Phil and Gaby and the rest of your immediate family and friends. The news came as a shock to you when Sylvie told me today. Cheryl and I want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dear Josée, Bruce and family,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your son Nick. No one can ever prepare us for the loss of a loved one. Please accept our sincere deepest condolences.
»Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories »
Andre Lebrun & France Vachon
It was truly a pleasure to know Nick growing up. We used to see eachother all the time at the skatepark .Great guy, always smiling, always skating and a very charismatic person that people always gravitated towards .
May he Rest In Peace . It was more than a pleasure knowing you Nick !
Dear Josee and Bruce, Truly sorry to hear about your son Nick. Sounded like a great person to be around an admire. I have written many thoughts to express my sympathy but no matter what, it is not enough. My heart is with you.
My deepest condolences to the Halley family❤️
Dear Nikki. I miss you already so many good memories with you from high school to you living with me for a short period of time trying to get better and you did for a little while made me so proud of you I’ll never forget our a parish classes letting time pass by letting you draw all over my agenda which I still and will hold dearly. I’ll never forget that time we got caught by undercover cops in the bypass near school smoking weed and then we had to all walk back to school arrested in front of everyone many great memories with you and trust me you’ll never be forgotten and will always be missed dearly. May you Rest In Peace my friend you’re life battle is over and I do believe you are in a better place it just very sad to have lost you so soon.. you’re buddy Caysha Latreille.
I am at a loss for finding soothing words to say how deeply saddened and shocked I am since hearing of Nicholas’ passing.
How I wish I could comfort each of you somehow for time to pass and transcend this grief this pain.
Know that I will keep Nick in my heart forever as the wonderful sweet guy I knew.
My sincere condolences to you all, Bruce, Josée & Al, Catlyn, Chris, Phil & Gaby, Julie and Lise, the whole family.
My hugs and I wish you Bon Courage,
Merci André d’etre venu au service. C’etait vraiment bien de toi
de nous supporter durant ce temps si difficile. Je tiendrai un bon
souvenir de toi pour toujours. Lise
Josée et Bruce, mes sinceres sympathies meme si je ne connaissais pas votre fils. Oh que ça doit pas etre facile. Je pense a vous.
Mes sincères sympathies à toi et à ta famille durant ces temps difficiles. Il repose en paix.
Chère Josée et Alain, Bruce, Catlyn, Chris, Tante Gaby et Phil, Lise et Julie ainsi qu’aux autres membres de la famille de Nick, je vous offre mes sincères condoléances! Nick a vécu de bons moments avec mon fils. Ce dernier en parlait toujours en bien. J’ai rencontré Nicholas de nouveau il n’y a pas longtemps, cet été, et sa joie de vivre était palpable. Quel jeune homme attachant. Sachez que vous avez été des piliers importants dans sa vie trop courte. Son empreinte restera à tout jamais gravé dans vos coeurs. Je vous souhaite plein de courage, de force et de sérénité pour la suite. Une nouvelle étoile vient de s’ajouter. Repose en paix cher Nicholas! ❤️
Chère Josée et Alain, Bruce, Catlyn, Chris, Tante Gaby et Phil, Lise et Julie ainsi qu’aux autres membres de la famille de Nicholas.
C’est avec une grande tristesse, que nous avons appris la perte de ton cher fils Nicholas.
Nos chaleureuses pensées vous accompagnent. Nous vous exprimons nos plus sincères condoléances. Repose en paix cher Nicholas ❤️
Tante Lorraine Léger et Martine Léger
Nos plus sincères sympathies à toute la famille. Que les beaux souvenirs que vous avez partagés avec lui vous apportent du réconfort dans les moments difficiles.
Merci Louis et Diane,
Votre cousine Lise xo+