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Highland community called to line the streets of Merkinch this coming Monday, after the death of Inverness businessman Trevor Nicol

By Louise Glen

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Trevor Nicol.
Trevor Nicol.

MERKINCH Community Council are calling on members of the public to line the streets during the final journey of city businessman Trevor Nicol.

Asking people to gather around his former shop at 57 Grant Street in the heart of Merkinch, the community plan to hold a two minute silence around 1.15pm, as Mr Nicol's cortege passes through the area.

Community councillor Donna Hooper, who spoke on behalf of the group, said: "We are asking everyone in Merkinch and South Kessock, and those from Inverness and surrounding areas who knew Trevor, worked with him or for him, or was a customer of any of his businesses such as Selclean, Stemcell or even Nicol's Corner Shop to line up Grant Street on Monday November 22 as he passes through the area one final time.

"We want to applaud him for all his services to us. This will be followed by a two minute silence, as he is outside his shop, to mark respect for his hard work and dedication all those years.

"He always had a smile for everyone that he knew, and his family, including his late father and grandfather who owned Nicol's Corner Shop for around100 years in Grant Street.

"Sadly Trevor left us all without having a retirement so he deserves one final decent send off.

"His cortage will stop outside his shop around 1.15pm Monday November 22.

"Please remember to social distance and wear masks and black clothing as a mark of respect."

A funeral notice in The Inverness Courier read: "It is with great sadness we announce the passing at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, on November 8, 2021, of Trevor Nicol, aged 69 years, Milburn Road, Inverness (proprietor, Nicol's Corner Shop), precious husband of Susan, also a much loved dad, grandad, brother, uncle, son-in-law, father-in-law and good friend to many.

"Funeral service on Monday November 22 2021, at 12.15pm, in D. Chisholm & Sons' Funeral Home, Huntly Street, Inverness; thereafter to Tomnahurich Cemetery.

"Family and close friends welcome to attend.

"Family flowers only please.

"Donations, if desired, towards Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland may be given at the door or on D. Chisholm & Sons' Facebook page.

"Cortège to pass Nicol's Corner Shop, Grant Street, at around 1.15pm, for those wishing to pay their last respects to Trevor."

Live stream available on www.chisholmfunerals.co.uk/live-services

READ: 'Merkinch has lost a true champion' - Tributes are being paid from across the Highlands to a Merkinch shop keeper Trevor Nicol, from Inverness, who has passed away

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