Peacefully in his sleep on May 9, 2007 at age 32 in Hiroshima, Japan. Treasured son of Ms. Carol Hamilton and Dr. Ronald P. Hamilton. Brother of Ben Hamilton of Toronto. Step-son to Judith Courrier and step-brother to Heather Emond. Fondly remembered by his family in Canada, Aunts and Uncles and many cousins in the United States, and his many close friends in Canada and Japan. Nick attended Ashbury College Junior School, Lisgar Collegiate (’94), and received a B.A. (Hons.) in English and Classics and an M.A. in Canadian Studies from Trent University. He was living his dream as a teacher of English Language to students at Hiroshima University and teaching adult EFL with the David English House. His friends knew that if he couldn’t be found at home, you would usually find him in a park, on a bench with a book. His ashes will be placed in a bench under the trees of Poet’s Hill, Beechwood Cemetery. Memorial to take place on Saturday, June 2 and 1:00 p.m. at the Beechwood Cemetery Reception Centre, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa. A reception was held in Hiroshima on May 17 where he was remembered by his friends and co-workers in Japan. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation would be Nick’s wish.
I’m compiling a small collection of music; stuff Nick liked or that reminds me of, and would appreciate suggestions.