Though Nick began his career as I did myself as a working stiff, he elevated this mundane though honourable objective to that of a capital investor. This is a transition which many observe but few follow. Nor is it inconceivable that the certitude of that preoccupation was guaranteed. As a former real estate lawyer I know only too well that the majority of investors fizzled. Like any other successful agenda there is far more required than mere circumstance.
I venture to say that anyone who knew Nick knows his unflagging affection for two women in his life - namely, his wife Jean and his daughter Nicki. That affection was an honourable and inestimable single-mindedness which those two gals happily reciprocated! The Mutual Admiration Society was not however in any way unsettling; rather it signalled the resolute constancy of a family in orbit.
To borrow a phrase from my own late father, we are here today to wish Bon Voyage to Nick as he goes into space! As mystical as it sounds I have no doubt that Nick's memory will linger and perhaps even re-visit us from time to time.