Alexander (Zander/Sandy) Nicol

Evening Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 24, 2024
Boyce Funeral Home
138 Daniel St. N.
Arnprior, Ontario, Canada

Celebration of Life Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, March 25, 2024
Boyce Chapel
138 Daniel St. N.
Arnprior, Ontario, Canada


Following the service at the Boyce Reception Centre.

Obituary of Alexander (Zander/Sandy) Nicol

December 15, 1942 – March 7, 2024

It is with a heavy heart, we announce the passing of Alexander (Zander/Sandy) Nicol, at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital. Hailing from Rosyth, Scotland, Sandy embarked on his initial transatlantic journey at 17. He spent much of his life in USA, from his service in the US Military, working as a plumber, Trip Director and finally as a Cruise Director for Norwegian Cruise Lines. Eventually, his journey led him back to Canada, where he opened a travel agency, and became known as “Captain Sandy”.

Travelling beside him for 37 years, his wife Carol (nee Cavanagh). Leaving behind his cherished daughter Blair Vance (Jackson) and perhaps his greatest treasures, his grandchildren, Paddy and Nora. Brothers Derek (Pauline) London, UK, Douglas (Margaret) Kirkcaldy, Scotland, his extended family of nieces and nephews Barry, Tracy, Laura, Steven, Adam, Ashely, Jon, Lindsay, Andrea and Kendra as well as a network of cousins and friends in USA, Canada and the UK, who all cherish the memories of humor.

Sandy was predeceased by his parents Jim and Dinah Nicol, sister Irene and brother-in-law Cecil Cavanagh (Christine). He leaves behind fond memories with mother-in-law Hilda Cavanagh (late Mervyn) and brother-in-law Jim Cavanagh (Beth).

Sandy’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Boyce Funeral Home Ltd, 138 Daniel Street N., Arnprior. Visitation to pay respects will be held Sunday March 24, 2024, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., and again on Monday morning after 9:30 a.m. A service to celebrate Sandy’s Life will be conducted Monday March 25, 2024 at the Boyce Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the Boyce Reception Centre.

The family wish to thank Dr. Gordon, Carol Barrie and the entire team at the Arnprior Hospital for their excellent care of Sandy during his stay there, and wish in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation or the UK Neurological Department at Lexington Kentucky, with Dr. C van Horne, continuing his legacy of support for those navigating Parkinson’s Disease.

The service will be held via Live Webcast and can be found to the left of this page under the donations tab. For cellular devices, please select the drop-down arrow at the top of this page.

Share Your Memory of
Alexander (Zander/Sandy)