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DAVID BUELL NICHOLS (published on January 04, 2011)

DAVID BUELL NICHOLS, M.D. David Buell Nichols, M.D., of White Stone, Virginia died quietly at home on the morning of December 30, 2010, surrounded by his family. Dr. Nichols, 62, is survived by his wife of 38 years, Dianne, and their two children: Sarah Buell Nichols of Wilmington, Del. and her fiancé Tom Nagle; and their son David Robertson Nichols of White Stone, VA and his wife Ivana; three brothers and their wives: Peter and wife Van, Scott and wife Kim, John and wife Becky, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Peter Alexander Cunningham Nichols and Marian Buell Nichols. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Dr. Nichols received his medical degree from McGill University in 1976. While studying there, he met his future wife. He and Dianne moved to Newport News, VA for his Family Practice residency, under the direction of the Medical College of Virginia at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, VA. Dr. Nichols founded White Stone Family Practice in 1979 and was the primary physician for Tangier Island for the past 31 years. He was named Country Doctor of the Decade by a national physician staffing firm during the dedication in August 2010 of the David B. Nichols Health Center on Tangier Island. He was also an accomplished pilot, certified to fly both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. At Dr. Nichols request, a private family funeral service is planned on his beloved Tangier Island, while a public celebration of his life will be held this spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Tangier Island Health Foundation, Box 788, Irvington, Virginia 22480. CURRIE FUNERAL HOME, LLC Kilmarnock, VA, Phone 804-435-1077

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