Condolences for Sidney Melvin Nelson

Received from Lynn Steedsman

Elaine I am so sorry to hear of Paster Nelson passing, I lived down below you at Norwood Grand.
He always had a hello to say when he met you. Take care of yourself .
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.


Received from Kim Pancoast

Elaine, Eric and Susan and Nelson Family, I am saddened to read of Syd's passing. He was always so interested in what I was up to when we met up. It was a pleasure to look into the audience and see him enjoying the music. He was a rare bird in the pastoral community as he looked a person square in the eye and really and truly wanted to know how one was. I am priviledged to have known him. God bless all of you as you move forward in this life without Syd's earthly presence.


Received from Louise Maier

Elaine and family I am so sorry to hear of the passing of such a dear and wonderful man, he will be missed by many people that have looked up to him over the years. My prayers are with you at this sad time. We know Sid in the arms of the Lord .


Received from Margaret & Pat Kelly

Elaine and family I am sorry to hear about the loss of a compassionate person. He was an inspiration to me and so many other people. I will miss his humor very much.


Received from Conrad Grams

He was an amazing man. I always had great respect and admiration for him. He will be deeply missed.


Received from Marion & Dennis Radke

Sid was a great guy - always friendly and personable. Please accept our sincere condolences. He will be missed by all who knew him.


Received from Ron and Lane Berger

Sending condolences to your family from ours. May your many fond memories bring healing to your heavy hearts.


Received from Les Aman

Elaine and Family, I am saddened to read of Pastor Sid's passing. He was an inspiration to me and countless others I'm sure. I was blessed to know Sid and all of his family. God's Peace be with you all.


Received from Lance Duncalfe

Elaine, condolences from my wife Linda and myself, as well as the staff here at Chinook Village. We did not know Sid for a long time - but it took no time for him to find a big place in our hearts. He was such a warm, approachable, sociable and pleasant individual. He always took time to chat. And don't call me Rev. or even Pastor, call me Sid - a humble man to be revered and honored. Thank you Elaine for sharing your husband with us as a community - we loved him dearly and pray God will continue to strengthen you be His grace in the days ahead. Chaplain Lance
...on behalf of the Staff here at Chinook Village


Received from Brad, Cindy, Mandy (Morris) and Tom Goranson

So sad to hear of Pastor Sid's passing. He holds a special place in the hearts of our family. Our condolences to Elaine and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Received from Maxine and family

We send our deepest condolences for the loss of a legend. He was the best uncle anyone could have. I have so many great memories. I send my love to you Aunt Elaine and your family.


Received from Wendy Anderson, Sara Freeman, Maren Grams

Elaine and family,
My deepest condolences to you. I think of times spent with you Elaine and Syd, and remain ever so grateful for those times. He was a man who made you happy just to be in his presence. My world is a better place because I knew him.


Received from Elaine Wiedemann

Dear family of Sid,
My condolences and sympathy on the passing of Sid. I will remember his friendliness and compassion.


Received from Dr Ron and Terri Witzke

We mourn with you the passing of this good caring pastor who blessed us for many years with his friendship and ministered to our family in good times and bad. He managed to temper his incredible intellect with the understanding of the common man to reach out to all his flock and strengthen our faith in God. May he find the joy and peace in his homecoming above.


Received from Pam Godin

Elaine and family - I send my condolences to you Elaine and your family. Pastor Sid was such a friendly and welcoming person. One of our best conversations that I will always remember was one time I visited him in the hospital. We talked for a long time about mutual acquaintances and similar life events. He was a great person and leaves a lasting legacy.


Received from Lynne Schmidt

The Nelson family: My sincerest condolences on your loss. Sid was such a pleasure to be around and he could always cheer you up with his warmth and kindness. I will miss his stories, jokes and that constant gleam in his eyes. He was a true friend and I will miss him. Please take care during this difficult time. I look forward to seeing you again as our lives return to normal.


Received from Janet Albrecht

We, the members at St. Paul Lutheran Church - Burstall, Sk. wish to convey our sincerest condolences in the passing of your dear husband, father, & grandfather ..... our congregation always looked forward to Reverend Sid's visits to lead us in Worship... his friendly manner filled with compassion, honesty, and sometimes humor were so greatly appreciated by all.


Received from Brenda Nystuen

Extending our deepest sympathies to Sidneys family. I am a granddaughter of the late Ethel & Tom Sugden , daughter of the late George Okell & Edith Okell. We always enjoyed our visits with Helen & Edward & Meryl & Lloyd. Grandma Sugden spoke often of the Nelson family.


Received from Madelene Sebaldt

To family of Pastor Sidney Melvin Nelson, my sincere condolences for your loss - we'd known him at the St-Ansgar's Lutheran Church several years ago. He will be missed very much.


Received from Cliff and Lorraine Reinhardt

We are so sad to hear of Sid’s passing. May God grant you comfort and peace and surround you with love.


Received from Rev. Samuel King-Kabu

Members and friends of St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, Montreal, QC. wish to convey our heartfelt sympathy to Rev. Sid Nelson's family. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family as they mourn Pastor Sid's death, he was a great pastor. Job well done Pastor Sid you have earned your Rest. Be blessed.


Received from Gary Gullickson

Elaine, I am so sorry for your loss. Having read Sidney’s obituary, I am reminded of his wonderful legacy, through his ministry and personal life. As a boy growing up in Naicam across the street from the Nelson family I saw Sidney as my hero. As well, his box kites were a marvel to be behold. I am also reminded of a great supper meal and your warm hospitality when I was an adjudicator at the Medicine Hat music festival.
Blessings to you and your family, Elaine.


Received from Sue Masterman

Elaine, I am so sorry to hear of Sid's passing. He was a wonderful man, down to earth and humble, and a great pastor. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My deepest condolences to you and your family.


Received from (Rev. Dr.) Bob Cruickshank

Elaine and family: Joan and I extend our prayers and condolences. On arriving in M.H. 20 yrs. ago, Sid was an immediate friend. He truly shared his "big view" of Church in a genuine way. He even loved Presbyterians! We thank God with you for his long and full life of ministry, as well as the love he showed as husband and father. Be blessed. Bob Cruickshank


Received from Cynthia and Don Smith

Elaine and family: Pastor Sid meant so much to our family because he was a man of integrity and compassion. We think of Sid for being not just our pastor, but our friend through good times and bad times. It`s not what he accomplished in life, it is the lives he influenced and inspired along the way. He never lost sight of God and we will miss his masterful spirit.