Area residents have a chance to honour Blackwater teen killed in accident

Area residents can show their support for the family of a Blackwater teen that died after being hit by a vehicle on Highway 12 last week.

While the family of Nolan Showers has planned a private service, those wishing to pay their respects have been asked to line the streets outside of Low and Low Funeral Home in Uxbridge Tuesday (Oct. 13) at noon wearing sports jerseys.

“Please remember to stay within your bubbles and socially distance from others,” the post reads.

Nolan was killed on Oct. 5 after being hit by a vehicle while rollerblading on Highway 12 south of Sunderland. He was 16.

“To say that Nolan was the light in every room does not begin to describe the type of person that he was. His presence brought strength and comfort to all. His selfless nature left an unforgettable impact on every person he ever met. The world is a lesser place without Nolan,” reads his obituary.

An avid hockey player, Nolan had just signed to play with the Northumberland Stars Junior A club for the upcoming season.

“Nolan was dedicated on and off the ice to his family and teammates and was never seen without a smile on at the rink. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Showers family. Nolan’s #23 will be hung on the Stars bench for the entire season in his honour,” reads a post from the team.

“Just at a loss for words. Nolan was such a promising young player who I looked forward to coaching this season and was such a good young man who was dedicated to the team and his family,” added Jason Armstrong, head coach of the Stars.

Nolan played minor hockey with the North Durham Warriors, impressing coaches with his positive attitude and work ethic.

“To say that Nolan Showers was the life of the dressing room and the ‘try hard’ kid on the ice would be an understatement. Always a smile, always a hello,” said Dave Dawson, one of his former coaches.

“Rest in peace, Nolan.”

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