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Sean Nicol

On April 14, 1981, Sean William Nicol, the second child of Larry and Arlene was born in Selkirk, Manitoba. As a boy Sean liked to play outside and loved professional wrestling. In his early teens he shared a route delivering the Winnipeg Free Press with his brother Duane and when he entered high school he started his first job at the local McDonald’s restaurant.

Outgoing, kind and loyal, Sean had an extensive network close friends with whom he loved to spend as much time as he could. He loved animals, especially dogs, and his playful nature made him an instant favorite of children.

After a few years away, Sean returned to school to become a healthcare aid. Sean soon began working for the Association for Community Living Selkirk. Sean loved his job. He was passionate about ACL’s mission to support the full inclusion of persons of all ages who live with an intellectual disability. He formed special bonds with the people he served – to Sean they were friends.

On Monday January 29, 2007 at the age of 25, Sean died suddenly of natural causes. In 2012, Sean’s friends and family started the Sean Nicol Legacy Fund to honour his memory. Though he may be gone, his compassion and his contribution will continue.

About the Fund

The Sean Nicol Legacy Fund is a perpetual endowment fund held and professionally managed by the Selkirk and District Community Foundation.  Dollars raised and donations collected in its name are held permanently with the income earned granted to local charities working to promote social justice.

Every penny donated to the Sean Nicol Legacy Fund is an investment in to those programs and organizations that are bringing hope and opportunity to the people in our community who need it the most. Whether it’s $5 or $500, your gift will make real and positive change today, tomorrow and forever. Make a donation today!


Purpose: To honour the memory and work of our friend, brother and son, Sean William Nicol.

Mission: To support the efforts of those working towards social justice in the Selkirk and district region.

Vision: A society that values the humanity of all its citizens, offering hope, equality of opportunity and equity of condition.

Values: Equality, Empowerment, Respect, and Community.

Selkirk & District Community Foundation