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Iain G. Nicol passes away; Knox College expresses condolences

Knox College is sad to announce the death of the Rev. Dr. Iain G. Nicol, retired Professor of Systematic Theology at Knox College. Dr. Nicol died early on the morning of February 4, 2019, in Peterborough, Ontario.

Professor Nicol taught at Knox College from 1976 until his retirement in 2002. He also served as Director of the Toronto School of Theology from 1980 until 1987. Iain was a beloved teacher, an esteemed colleague, and a friend to many.

As a theologian in the Reformed tradition, Iain’s interests spanned from the theology of F.D.E. Schleiermacher to the doctrine of creation and ecological theology. He never wavered from pointing his students to the vastness of God’s love and grace. In addition to teaching at Knox College, Dr. Nicol also served as Minister-in-Association with St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Toronto.

We extend our condolences and pray that God’s peace will be with Iain’s wife Eleanor, his daughter Juliet, his son Roy, and the rest of the family. With faith in the resurrection and the life everlasting, Knox College gives gratitude to God for the life and ministry of Iain G. Nicol. Requiescat in pace.

On February 10, a memorial service will be held at St. Andrew’s Church (73 Simcoe St., Toronto): visitation at 2 p.m., service at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the ALS Society and St. Andrew’s Church are welcome. Memories can be shared at aftercare.org.