David John Hicknell
26 October , 1952 – 19 May , 2018
Passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the age of 65.
He was a self-made man who started in construction after graduating from Grand River
Collegiate Institute in 1970. He later studied to earn his CET while working as a
technician for Gamsby and Mannerow Consulting Civil Engineers. Using his
charisma, drive and business savvy, he worked his way up to become President of
the firm and eventually CEO of GM BluePlan Engineering.
His passions over the years included motorcycling, boating, collecting music and
traveling. He was a devoted family man, a role model to many and like a brother to
his closest friends. He faced life’s challenges with tenacity, optimism and integrity.
He made laughter and fun a priority. He chased his dreams and caught them.
Words truly fail to describe what a great man he was and how very much “Super
Dave” will be missed.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Sandra Hicknell, his children
Shane (Natalie) Hicknell and Jodie Hicknell, and was the best papa ever to his
grandchildren Benjamin, Allison, Charlie, Eloise and Helena.
He was the beloved son of Josephine (Karl) Snider, the dear brother of Jim
(Joyce) Hicknell, Jane Dale, Marianne (Jim) Hillier and Joe (Danielle) Hicknell, and
a special uncle of and father figure to Ken Hicknell and Deb (Paul) Hicknell.
He will be sadly missed by his in-laws in Owen Sound, the rest of his extended
family and his many close friends.
He was predeceased by his father Joe Hicknell, daughter Kelly Hicknell and
brother Pat Hicknell.
There will be a private family service this weekend and a celebration of life at a
If desired, memorial donations would be appreciated to St Mary’s General Hospital
Cardiac Care Centre and may be arranged through Westmount Memorial
Celebration Centre , 1001 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener, (519-743-8900). Online
condolences at www.westmountfuneralchapel.com
St. Mary’s Cardiac Care
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of David John Hicknell 2018.source