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 Forrest Curwin Nickerson

Forrest Curwin Nickerson

Birth
Death 16 Jun 1988 (aged 58)
Burial Unknown, Specifically: Burial in Winnipeg
Memorial ID 24774263 · View Source
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Forrest Curwin Nickerson. Deaf leader, advocate for the cultural arts of the Deaf and an illustrator. Forrest was born in Richfield, Nova Scotia on December 31, 1929. Through his free lance work, Forrest contributed sketches and drawings to many provincial and national wildlife and outdoor magazines. His drawings and sketches were published in the Manitoba Government's Department of Mines and Natural Resources. Forrest also received second place artistic honours for his creation of a new crest for the city of Winnipeg.
Forrest was a devoted, active and contributing Christian within his community. He illustrated many covers for Church bulletins for the Winnipeg Church for the Deaf. Forrest's painting of two hands over the Bible depicting the sign for Jesus is very well known across Canada and especially in Manitoba. He also composed a hymn called "Why art thou silent?"
Forrest was locally and nationally involved in the deaf community. Because of his concern for the improvement of the life style of deaf people across our nation, he evolved the idea of the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf. His philosophy was that the deaf do, indeed, have unique skills and talents in producing works of art and literature that focus on the sense of sight rather than the sense of hearing. They envisioned future cultural exhibits of deaf talent in artistic works that could be "seen" rather than "heard". In 1971 C.C.S.D. was formally incorporated. He also taught by example, portraying a deep sense of cultural pride in his drawings, poems, and other literary works. Forrest C. Nickerson is referred as "The Father of Deaf Culture" both nationally and internationally. Forrest passed away on June 16, 1988 from cancer. He resided in Winnipeg with his wife, Lucy (Zimmer) up to his death.


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  • Created by: Asterixfan
  • Added: 20 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24774263
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Forrest Curwin Nickerson (31 Dec 1929–16 Jun 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24774263, ; Maintained by Asterixfan (contributor 46858123) Unknown, who reports a Burial in Winnipeg.