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NIXON: Bruce of Strathroy, formerly of Ailsa Craig and Granton

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On June 21, 2022 @ 11:30 PM In Lucan,Obituary | 31 Comments

NIXON: Bruce of Strathroy, formerly of Ailsa Craig and Granton

At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Monday, June 20, 2022 of Strathroy, formerly of Ailsa Craig and Granton at the age of 84. Cherished father of Steve and Lisa Nixon, Mark and Kelly Nixon, and Angie and Rowan Lam. Proud grandpa of Abby, Max, Mackenzie, Xavier, and Tinley. Special friend of Barb Tyler. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Doris Mills, Helen Wyatt, Rhoda and Percy Bramhill, and Ralph and Ruth Nixon. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, close friends, neighbours from communities of Granton, Ailsa Craig, Strathroy and beyond. Predeceased by his parents Burton and Violet (Kew) Nixon, sisters Dorothy Hern, Marion Thomson and twin sister Beryl Heighway, brothers Garfield Nixon and Robert Nixon, brothers-in-law Gerald Hern, Hube Mills, Stan Burnett, Bill Thomson, Doug Heighway and Stan Wyatt and sister-in-law Janey Nixon.

Bruce was employed by United Co-Operatives for many years and loved driving truck for Burnett Farms. Bruce was a giving volunteer, driving patients to their appointments for the VON for over 10 years. He loved to help others whenever he could. He was a proud member of the Ilderton Legion for many years. Bruce could often be found at a local auction sale looking for treasures or at a community supper enjoying a great meal, while also supporting a local organization. He had a talent for fixing small engines and could be found tinkering in his shop. Bruce was an avid gardener, cherishing fresh grown food. He was always so proud of his gardens.

Bruce’s biggest passion was his family. He believed in putting family first. The big Nixon Christmas was a highlight for him every year.

Later in life, he enjoyed shooting pool, watching pro wrestling, the history channel and watching the Blue Jays every night, and of course, tending to his garden. He always enjoyed a beverage or two in the company of others and a meal of fresh caught fish.

A life well lived, a simple life enjoyed with those that meant the most to him. He will be dearly missed by so many. Rest in Peace

Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at the Granton Cemetery (corner of Granton Line and Whalen Line, just north of Granton, ON) on Friday, June 24th at 3 PM. A celebration of Bruce’s life will be held in Ailsa Craig at a later date, along with a dedication of a bench in his memory.

Donations to the VON – Middlesex Elgin, Ilderton Legion, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Craigwiel Gardens (Building a new Craigholme) would be appreciated by the family.

Condolences for the family of “NIXON: Bruce of Strathroy, formerly of Ailsa Craig and Granton”

Condolence from Alex and Donna Westman on June 22nd, 2022 12:01 AM

Our sincere condolences to the Nixon family.

Condolence from Cheryl on June 22nd, 2022 6:36 AM


So sorry for your loss, cherish all the memories!! Thinking of you.

Cheryl (McCarter) Warden

Condolence from Murray and Edith Yeo on June 22nd, 2022 7:35 AM

Steve, Mark, Angie and Families

Our sincere condolences to all of you. Your Dad/Grandpa has certainly left us all with some great memories to reminisce with. Your family were great neighbours when we all lived on Queen St. in Ailsa Craig . May your many memories help you through this difficult time.

Condolence from Murray and Edith Yeo on June 22nd, 2022 7:37 AM

Steve, Mark, Angie and Families

Our sincere condolences to all of you. Your Dad/Grandpa has certainly left us all with some great memories to reminisce with. Your family were great neighbours when we all lived on Queen St. in Ailsa Craig . Thinking of you all.

Condolence from Dan & Judy Alce on June 22nd, 2022 7:41 AM

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad and difficult time.

Condolence from Keith Thomson on June 22nd, 2022 9:17 AM

Dear Steve and Lisa,Mark and Kelly,Angie and Rowan and grandchildren and family of Bruce. So sorry for this great loss to you all. Our deepest sympathy to you at this sad time. We have great memories of him from long ago when he used to kid around with us back when we were just scuts. What fun we had. He loved to hear a raunchy joke and we have had him laughing like the devil. We know you will all miss him so. He was a fine Uncle to us.

Condolence from Gail Fryer on June 22nd, 2022 9:18 AM

Reading this testimonial of Bruce’s life, I realize he must have been such a special person. Loved so very much by his family and everyone he touched in his life. It certainly sounded like he enjoyed life to the fullest. Mark and Kelly and kids and all the Nixon family you will undoubtedly miss this wonderful man..
My thoughts and prayers are with you ❤

Condolence from Mike Goos on June 22nd, 2022 9:45 AM

To Steve, Mark, Angie and families…sorry to hear of the loss of your dear dad! My sincere and heart felt condolences go out to each and everyone of you at this difficult time; may peace be with you all!!❤

Condolence from Kyle Burnett on June 22nd, 2022 10:13 AM

So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. I have so many great memories working with Bruce.

Kyle & Rebecca Burnett.

Condolence from Donna (Mom), Paula & Debbie on June 22nd, 2022 10:27 AM

Our heartfelt condolences to each of you on the loss of your father/grandps. We enjoyed many family gatherings over the years and always looked forward to sharing the many conversations & diñners with Bruce. He will be missed by each of us, but never fogotten. Our thoughts & prayers are with each of you! Be strong and treasure your memories .

Condolence from Dale Cook on June 22nd, 2022 11:09 AM

My sincere and deepest condolence’s to all off the Nixon family on Bruce’s passing, I’ll fondly remember many memories working with Bruce.

Condolence from Aimee Roman on June 22nd, 2022 11:43 AM

He sounds like a wonderful man… sending you and your family love today Kelly ❤️

Condolence from Linda Mills on June 22nd, 2022 11:47 AM

Sending my sincerest sympathy to Bruce’s family at this sad time. I knew of Bruce over the years but I really got to know him while working at the Auction Sales. He rarely missed a community sale and always loved to converse with local fellows His community presence was welcomed and will be greatly missed. RIP my friend. Linda Mills

Condolence from Rena Flowers on June 22nd, 2022 11:51 AM

Extending heartfelt condolences to Mark, Kelly, Mackenzie, Xavier, and the entire Nixon family; as you mourn the loss of your beloved Dad, Grandpa, brother and friend.
I loved reading the tribute, as it painted a picture of a genuine family man, enjoying simple pleasures and hobbies, giving back to his community and being present in the lives of loved ones. I know you’ll take comfort in the memories you carry with you. May he Rest In Peace ❤️

Condolence from Helen Ferguson on June 22nd, 2022 2:12 PM

Steve, Mark, and Angie and family.
So sorry for your loss. What a wonderful tribute and picture show to help you through this difficult time.
Hold onto all those memories and be strong.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Ferguson’s Ron, Helen,
Ryan and Jason and families.

Condolence from Bill and Marilyn Hack on June 22nd, 2022 5:29 PM

To Steve, Mark and Angie and families. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He was a great guy. We grew up together and had many good laughs. As we grew older our paths crossed many times at church suppers etc. and we would reminisce of the good old days. Through this sad time look back on all the good times you had with him and May it bring peace to you.
Lovingly, Bill and Marilyn Hack

Condolence from Fred Lewis on June 22nd, 2022 6:50 PM

To all the Nixon families.
We were so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Lillus Riddell and Fred Lewis

Condolence from Liz Phelan on June 22nd, 2022 7:32 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a special person to Harold, myself and our family. He will definitely be missed. Praying for you at this difficult time in all of your lives. He certainly was a family man. Love and prayers.
Judy Porter, Elaine Heffernan
Liz Phelan

Condolence from Glenn & Sharleen Phillips on June 22nd, 2022 8:21 PM

So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing.We have a lot of good memories. He always had time to talk with a big smile

Condolence from Joanne Kelly on June 22nd, 2022 9:35 PM

Heaven has gained another Nixon family angel. Deepest sympathies to Barb,Steve and Lisa, Mark and Kelly, Angie and Rowan and all the grandkids. Uncle Bruce was always a favourite uncle of mine, asked if I got a ‘new perm’ every time I saw him and he always had a chuckle.
A special bond for sure with Mom, they are together again.Love Joanne Jim and Claire

Condolence from Carol Whiteford on June 22nd, 2022 10:54 PM

Dear Steve, Mark and Angie and families, we were saddened to hear about your Dad’s passing! May the wonderful memories you have of your good times together help ease the pain! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers! Hugs, Doug and Carol

Condolence from Susan Barnett on June 23rd, 2022 10:16 AM

Our sincere condolences from the Wyatt clan. Sending prayers and love to the entire Nixon family.

Condolence from Brenda, William, & Charlotte Hawkins on June 23rd, 2022 11:04 AM

Steve & Family; Mark, Kelly, Mackenzie, Xavier, Angie & Family;

Sending our sincere condolences on the loss of your father, grand-father, and father-in-law. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Cherish all the memories you made with him as they will get you through the days ahead.

Condolence from Gerald and Brenda Lenders on June 23rd, 2022 4:25 PM

To Bruce’s family,
We are so sorry to read of your father’s/grandfather’s passing. Our paths use to cross quite frequently all the years Bruce lived in Ailsa Craig. He was always such a pleasure to chat with. My mother Jean Cook, (formerly of Granton) would also like to pass on her condolences and also to the Nixon siblings.

Condolence from Marlene Harris on June 23rd, 2022 8:09 PM

Angie, our sympathy to you and you family in the loss of your Dad. Treasure your memories.

Marlene & Garry Harris

Condolence from Reggie and the Howard family on June 24th, 2022 10:53 AM

RIP Mr. Nixon. Thanks for always coming out to support and watch Lucan Raiderball and thanks for always welcoming the boys back to your deck for beers in Ailsa Craig after we beat up on the local Ailsa Craig team.
Sorry for your loss Steve(Otis), Mark (Biggie) and Angie and the Nixon family.

Condolence from Dave Heighway on June 24th, 2022 1:02 PM

Hi Steve, Mark, Angie and your spouses and little ones… it’s your cousin Dave. Boy it still feels pretty fresh having lost Mom, and having you guys and your Dad out to the farm to remember her and share some laughs and tears. It was such support seeing you all then, and I wish I was there to support you in return. Alas Jules and I will have to honour Uncle Bruce from the Coast.
I sure have a lot of fond memories – mostly of him and you three at Mom’s farm, but lots from the old days in Granton and of course Nixon Christmas. I smile when I remember working up at the Co-op gas bar and your Dad was working over at the elevator – he used to go the the variety store to buy his lunch – an entire loaf of bread and cold cuts! A hard-working man who thought the world of you three and your families – our loving thoughts to all of you. Dave & Jules

Condolence from Walter and Julie Riddell on June 24th, 2022 1:18 PM

Steve, Mark, Angie and Families

Think of you and sending our sincere condolences. Many fond memories of growing up beside you guys. Bruce always had a great sense of humour and it was always put to the test with all the pranks my brothers played on him. May your memories help you heal at this difficult time.

Condolence from Steve Gould on June 25th, 2022 8:28 AM

Condolences to the families on the passing of Bruce. Steve Gould.

Condolence from Kelly and Rose O’Connor on June 25th, 2022 2:17 PM

Sincere condolences to all of Bruce’s family and friends.

Condolence from Sharon Pullman on June 27th, 2022 4:28 PM

Sorry to of your fathers passing. Many good memories of Bruce and family when you were our neighbours on Queen St. in Ailsa Craig.

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