Henry Nickel

Henry Nickel – A San Bernardino City Councilman Passes Away

Henry Nickel, a City Council Member from San Bernardino, has decided not to seek a recount in the 5th Ward race after hearing from the Registrar that such an action would cost roughly $192,000 and require an up-front deposit of $20,000.

Nickel’s practice at Hunton Andrews Kurth helped shape modern environmental law. He has participated in virtually every major Clean Air Act rulemaking and other regulatory matters.

Early Life and Education

Henry was an unwavering worker who would go above and beyond for those in need. He loved his family dearly and took pride in seeing their success flourish. Additionally, Henry enjoyed volunteering his services through Roseau River Park board.

He was an active member of Reedley Mennonite Brethren Church and took great pleasure from both his family life and church membership. His beliefs were strong and steadfast; he spent hours studying the Bible.

He is the beloved son of Virginia and Henry Nickel Jr. He is also beloved brother to Claudia Hendricks (Tim), Pamela Wurster (Greer dec), David Nickel, Linda and proud uncle to 12 great nieces and nephews. Additionally he leaves behind his loving wife Katie Nickel of Reedley CA as well as their three children.

Professional Career

Henry Nickel is an attorney at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP based in Washington DC who specializes in Environmental and Energy Litigation as well as Administrative Law issues. In 2007, Henry was selected as part of Super Lawyers.

He has extensive experience representing clients in environmental regulatory and enforcement proceedings, such as Clean Air Act violations. Additionally, he has handled litigation related to clean water issues, land use concerns and mining.

He is well known for his longstanding civic involvement and community projects. As past President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and multiple local boards. Additionally, he holds memberships with both American Bar Association and California Bar Association.

Achievement and Honors

Henry established Nickel Bros, a well-recognized structural moving business still operating throughout BC and WA state today. Henry took pride in both his work ethic and family; he enjoyed playing cards and watching sports, but what truly brought him joy were being in the presence of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was actively engaged in his community and contributed significantly to preserving local history. A member of Provost District Museum Society for many years, he took great pleasure in sharing his knowledge of farm life with young people.

He enjoyed a passion for golf and spending time at his ranch in Sechelt. He was a cherished father and grandfather who will be deeply missed by all who knew him, passing peacefully away at Provost Health Centre on November 20, 2021 at age 81 years.

Personal Life

Retirement saw him spending time on his farm, helping friends with their cattle, and attending auction markets every Friday. He loved his family, his church, and was an honored board member at Roseau River Park. Additionally, he took great joy in restoring antique wagons – always having fascinating tales to tell!

Davison and Nickel have both stressed the importance of transparency and trust for the city’s future. Both candidates pledged to attend community meetings the day before council meetings and bring guest speakers for residents to ask questions from. Ultimately, however, voters need to determine which candidate can provide honest and transparent leadership – both claim to possess this track record.

Net Worth

Henry Nickel was an experienced businessman with an impressive financial portfolio, worth approximately $100 million in 1940 and estimated today as being valued at nearly $200 million.

He founded several businesses during his long career and played an instrumental role in forming the Plymouth Marble Company. Additionally, he invested in real estate investments and worked as a farmer.

He was much-loved by both Jackie and their family and friends and will be deeply missed by them all. His family would like to extend our deepest thanks to Hillcrest Lodge, Gregory’s Funeral Home and Provost Health Centre staff for taking such good care in his final days. A memorial service will take place later this month and they ask that we keep them all in our prayers.

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