Posted: July 7th, 2015


Jack Nixon

1922 – 2015

Jack Kendal Nixon passed away in Lethbridge, Alberta on June 15, 2015 at the age of 93. Jack was born June 5, 1922 in Russell, Manitoba and moved to Winnipeg with his parents as a young boy. During World War II, he was in the Air Force in England, where he supervised a crew loading bombers. After the War, he returned to Winnipeg where he married his high school sweetheart, Betty Cruse.

Jack went to University in Manitoba on the G.I. Bill and earned his degree in Interior Design. He worked as a sales representative for Kawneer Canada based in Winnipeg. Jack and Betty later moved to Vancouver in 1972 after he was promoted to Western District Sales Manager; a position he held until retirement. In 1996, they moved to Lethbridge to be closer to family. Jack always enjoyed helping Betty with her gardens, was an avid golfer and a talented wood worker.

Jack was predeceased by his loving wife, Betty (2012). He is survived by his three children Lizabeth Nixon of Winnipeg, Ken (Karla) Nixon of Lethbridge, and Martin (Nicole) Nixon of Neepawa; three grandchildren Adam (Sylvie) Nixon, Sarah Brooker and Joshua Nixon; two step- grandchildren Paul (Anna) Millar and Julie Millar; three great-grandchildren Fiona and Katherine Nixon and Travis Overton; as well as sister Evelyn Waller of Selkirk and her daughter Wendy Cain; sister-in-law Gail (Fred) Coward and their family Beth (Reza) Bidarian and Bill Coward.

Jack will be cremated by Martin Brothers Funeral Chapel in Lethbridge and an interment will take place at Chapel Lawn in Winnipeg in late July, where he will be laid to rest beside his true love, Betty.

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