On Tuesday, December 8th, Nick joined his friends Ed and Peter where the fish are always plentiful and the wine flows freely (and no wives to tell them, ‘enough’!). He was my best friend and he filled my life with laughter and adventure and I will miss him horribly! He loved life and all the joy it brought. Nick recently told me that no matter the future, he had no regrets and that his bucket list was clear. In these early days it is hard to not have him physically with me but I know that soon I will find comfort with all my wonderful memories and the joy he added to my life and the family he helped mold to support me.
Nick was diagnosed with a very aggressive cancer called MDS in early October of this year. It prevents the bone marrow from successfully producing healthy white cells, hemoglobin and palettes. So in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society.
We are planning a Celebration of Life for Nick on Saturday, January 16, 2016 here at the club house at Palmetto Creek from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. For those who are coming into North Carolina the 2 closest airports are Wilmington (ILM), NC, which is about 35 miles north of us and Myrtle Beach Airport (MYR), SC which is about 45 miles south of us.
We have booked a block of rooms for January 15th and 16th at the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites located at 3400 Southport Supply Road (Rt 211), Bolivia, NC, 910-253-9100. You may reserve your room by either calling 1-888-465-4329 or by logging onto their website at: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/bolivia/sptex/hoteldetail. You will need the Block Name: Nick Warden and the Block Code: NWW. Nightly rate $65/night and includes hot breakfast buffet. Rooms must be reserved by Jan 4, 2016.
If you are able to attend to the Celebration of Life on the 16th, could you please email me by Jan 4th at email@example.com so that I can have a count for the caterers.
The club house address is 1195 Palmetto Creek Way, Bolivia, NC 28422