Nicholas Wayne Stoneburgh
Nicholas Wayne Stoneburgh of Edmonton, Alberta passed away on August 15th 2022. Nick, Nicky, or Saint Nick, as he was lovingly referred to, was born in Perry Sound, Ontario in 1947 to parents Fred and Margaret Stoneburgh. Nick was the youngest of three children. Nick was a dedicated and skilled long haul truck driver with over 50 years of trips under his belt; hauling from before 1969. His words of wisdom regarding work are, “If you do something you love you will never work a day in your life.” He spoke fondly of the many friendships he made along the way and the meaningful impact each one had on his life. Nick also had a love of sharing wisdom through conversations with others, and in his writings which he had a number of published as articles and opinion pieces throughout the years.
Nick is deeply loved by his family near and far. His philosophy regarding family was to not leave love unspoken. He cherished the time he was able to spend with each of his children and grandchildren, and loved to soak in just a moment longer; especially when it came to giving a hug. He would gaze warmly as he offered encouragement and shared how his heart overflowed with pride in seeing his children overcome the many twists and turns in the road of life. He will be remembered as a man with a big heart, who was generous, caring and willing to lend a helping hand. He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings, beloved son (Wayne), and partner (Gail). He is survived by his children Fred (Karla), Joanne (Jamie), Chris (Jackie), Cindy (Roch), Amber (Dean) and Virgle (Melissa) as well as his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He will always be remembered by the many lives and hearts he touched throughout the years.