Jonathan Nickels
Jonathan Nickels
Jonathan Nickels
Jonathan Nickels

Obituary of Jonathan Nickels

Suddenly at his home on April 15, 2020. Jonathan David Nickels of Owen Sound at the age of 36 years.  Dearly loved and cherished Husband of Victoria Phillips. Loving Father of Raine, Alyssa and Jaiden Nickels. Son of Sandra Nickels (Lonnie Hunt), Rick Hardman. Sibling of William Nickels, Bruce and Alena Hardman and Thomas Beeston. Jonathan will also be missed by his Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, his many Nieces and Nephews, as well as his friends and anyone who had the blessing of meeting Jonathan.  Predeceased by his Grandparents Florence Mole, Frederick Nickels, and Clayton Mole. Previous Spouse Dana Cranwell.


Jonathan was a warmhearted soul, born and raised in Kitchener Ontario where he attended Doon Public School and Eastwood Collegiate Institute. He spent his youth with a close knit-group of neighbourhood boys. His friends fondly remember all-day adventures by bike, exploring nearby forests, and making mischief with Jon until after the streetlights came on.

During summer vacations, Jon enjoyed spending time swimming, camping, and bonfires at Gramma Mole's trailer at Spry lake. Weekends were often spent at Nana and Papa Hardman's ATVing, snowmobiling and shooting BB guns. Many of these fond memories he continued when he became a father and had his own children. Camping at McGregor Point Provincial Park and spending weekends along Saugeen Shores & Georgian Bay became a much loved past time with his young family.

In his adolescent years, Jon found an interest in music and was fascinated by many rockstar legends. His love for music continued to grow into his adult years. Acoustic guitar was his instrument of choice and you could often hear him jamming throughout the night into the wee hours of the morning with his buddies or strumming from his balcony on a warm summer's day.

In 2005, he started his career at Ledgerock Stone Quarry. His buddies there knew him to be an amazing friend and worker.  Always fun to be around and there was never a dull moment if you had the pleasure to work with "Half Dime"

Jonathan was very passionate about the people and things that were dear to him. One of his main goals in life was to giveback and help others in a more meaningful way.  Whether that be; helping a friend in need; changing a stranded elderly's tire; or rescuing stray cats at the quarry, Jon was always ready and willing to help anyone. Which is something we can all learn from Jonathan.


Funeral Services were limited to family only.

A Celebration of Jonathan's Life will be held at a later date.


If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to The Canadian Music Therapy Fund (CMTF) or The Canadian Mental Health Association as an expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family on-line at