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Lawrence E. 'Bun' Nickerson
Lawrence E. "Bun" Nickerson, 92, of Chocorua died June 29, 2011. He was predeceased by his loving wife Helen on the same date, June 29, and hour, 8:30 a.m., in 2008. Born the youngest son of George and Erma (Alley) Nickerson in 1919, Bun spent his early childhood in Fryeburg, Maine, where his family ran the Town Farm near Canal Bridge. In 1927 they moved to Fryeburg village, then to Madison where George took a job managing the Downs Farm for professor Richard Hocking. Bun attended the Mason Grammar School, just down the road from the Hockings, where each year one boy was "janitor," cutting and putting in a winter's wood, getting water from the well every day and making a daily fire in the winter. Each year the janitor was paid a quarter, and Bun bought a new sweater with his. He then attended Madison High School where he found he excelled at sports, becoming an All Star catcher, and helping form the Madison Ski Runners ski team, racing against other schools. In later years he was catcher on a Carroll County All Star team that played against barnstorming professionals. World War II started while Bun was at University of New Hampshire on an agricultural scholarship, but because his eardrums had burst during a childhood infection he was unable to join the armed forces. He went to work at the Portland shipyard as a foreman laying out the bottoms of Liberty ships, then as an airplane mechanic for the Air Transport Command in Presque Isle, Maine. In 1948 he drove west in his Model A Ford convertible and trailer for ski trips to Colorado, Utah and Idaho, experiencing the ski industry in its early years. While working in Boston as a ballroom dance teacher he met his lovely Helen, also a dancer. In 1952 they married, moved north and with their savings they bought a chainsaw so Bun could start logging. He was also running
the farm at Red Gables on Chocorua lake for the Codman family, painting pictures, and helping Helen raise three children. In 1961 they moved from Red Gables to Chocorua village, where they built a home from a shed that had belonged to his father. Bun went into carpentry at that time, retiring in 1981. He'd always loved to ski, and in the 1940s had taught skiing at Doc Remick's field, then at Page Hill ski area, then for Arthur Doucette (a True friend) at Black and then at Cranmore. When King Pine ski area opened the Hoyts asked Bun to be their first ski school director. He was there from 19621970, but his love of skiing was lifelong. He skied last winter at age 91 (thanks to the Hoyts), and he has passed that love of skiing on to his family. Bun served on the Tamworth Historical Society and Tamworth Finance Committee, and was a founder and the first president of the Arts Council of Tamworth. At age 90 he went back to school at Granite State College, and at 91 he became a tutor at the Brett School, which renewed his spirit and brought him great happiness. While Bun will be remembered for all the above, he will be remembered more for his love of his family, his Model A, and "All Things Tamworth," especially its citizens. Once he is your friend he'll always be your friend. He is survived by his sister Caroline, 96; his three children, Lisa, Larry and Val; grandchildren Layla, Hannah and Charlie; nieces and nephews. There will be a funeral service at the Chocorua Community Church on Aug. 7 at 2 p.m., followed by a reception at Runnells Hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Tamworth Community Nurse Association. The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Ossipee is assisting the family with the arrangements. To sign an online guest book go to www. baker-gagnefuneralhomes.com.
PIG & CHICKEN ROAST Friday, July 15 • 5:30-7:30 at the Lovell Athletic Fields, Lovell, Maine ADULTS $9 • Children $5 Come enjoy a delicious meal with the Kezar Trailbreakers Snowmobile Club as we show our appreciation to our landowners! All Proceeds benefit the groomer fund, to help us maintain great riding in Western Maine!
In most cases, at least with accomplished illustrators, the artist has attended a medical illustration program and has earned a master’s degree in that field. The program typically occurs at one of a few select medical schools and can lead to a degree and board certification. There, the students study anatomy, physiology, embryology and other, similar areas of medicine and biochemistry. You may not know it, but you’ve learned something about medicine and health with the help of a medical illustrator. While Netter crafted plates for a professional atlas, this is not the only realm in which an illustrator works. Some illustrators focus on intricate images like those needed to teach medical students. Other illustrators gear their careers to produce very simple images for use in brochures or on television. Cartoon renditions of the heart or a syringe may be projects for an illustrator who works with patient-directed, pediatric literature. Conversely, computer-generated graphics of a virus attacking a cell may be needed for a news special or health-related commercial. Medical illustration is a wonderful allied health career, and a challenging one for someone who has a gift for the arts and the conceptual gift for the sciences. It’s also a potentially lucrative job. Starting salaries in 2007 were in the neighborhood of $44,000. Those with administrative or university-level positions can earn over $150,000, although these salaries reflect the most prestigious and well-known medical illustrators. A book of words and descriptions about the human body, the movement of a spirochete or the harmony of cilia does a good job at teaching the amazing world of biology and medicine. But, a picture is worth a thousand words. Dr. Brian Irwin is a family physician at Tamworth Family Medicine, a division of Huggins Hospital.
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Published on Jul 6, 2011