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Date of Passing: Mar 19, 2023

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1951 - 2023

John Nixon passed away with his wife Diane by his side, on March 19, 2023, at the age of 71 at Selkirk Hospital.
Also surviving John are his stepdaughter Corrie (Mike Moreau) Clearwater; grandchildren, Andy (Madison) and Maggie Sutherland; brothers, Allen (Cheryl) and Doug; sisters-in-law, Gail (Ed) Sanderson and Marilyn Brooks; nieces and nephews, Deanna Thompson, Stacie Ritchie, Aly Nixon, Karen Nicholls, Stephen and Curtis Nixon, Bill Baptie and Scott Brooks.
Predeceasing John were his parents, Eleanor and David Nixon; mother/father-in-law, Iola and Claude Flanagan; brother-in-law Jim Brooks, and nephew Tom Baptie.
John had fond memories of his early years in Charleswood, visits with his grandparents, Jack and Alice Shepherd, motor home trip to Alaska and living at "The Corner". He enjoyed cottage life in Nopiming Provincial Park where there was always a project underway. Throughout his life he enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, waterskiing, curling, a friendly game of Hearts, listening to music and reading. He was very proud of his involvement with NNEPI and was a loyal Winnipeg Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. There was always a pet or two in his home, he created numerous flower beds for Diane and they spent many hours watching and feeding the birds that came to the house and cottage.
John was a conscientious worker and developed many close friends throughout his career and personal life. Ill health unfortunately prevented John from enjoying the retirement he deserved.
On John's behalf, I would like to thank all the staff at Selkirk Hospital for the excellent care he received and the compassion extended to him and myself.
In accordance with John's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no service. Interment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to the Never Alone Cancer Foundation, PO Box 51064 RPO Tyndall, Winnipeg, MB R2X 3C6 or Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB R3T 0R3.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 25, 2023

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • I have worked with John in the Insurance Industry for 27 years. We were Not just work friends, we enjoyed going out for lunch, dinner and on occasion, a few good fishing trips. It is so sad that John left this earth far too soon. he will be dearly missed. We hope that he is somewhere enjoying a rum and catching some fish! Until we meet again. Garry & Arlene Brenner - Posted by: Garry & Arlene Brenner (Good friends) on: Apr 02, 2023

  • Sending gratitude out for the kindness and friendship John showed to myself and my children. Thinking of you, Diane, as your journey moves forward through his passing. May you be comforted and cared for. - Posted by: Lisa Penz (Friend ) on: Mar 29, 2023

  • Dianne, please accept our condolences for John's passing, we think fondly of him and cherished our friendship, our prayers are with you and family Donna & Rob Burch - Posted by: Rob and Donna Burch (Friends) on: Mar 28, 2023

  • John and I were work colleagues at MPI since the mid 70s. Everyone in the office was quite young so we socialized on a regular basis and always had fun. I remember John as being a hard worker. He was a nice person, kind hearted, pleasant, classy and very well mannered. Rest in peace John. We will all meet again. Condolences to Diane and all John's family. - Posted by: Gloria Slobodzian (MPI Colleagues) on: Mar 27, 2023

  • I knew John many years ago when we were kids in Charleswood and our fathers worked together for the Province of Manitoba. We lived at opposite ends of the municipality, but our parents would meet occasionally and bring us together. John was always a cheerful, friendly kid and I’m certain he spread considerable joy to those who knew him during his regrettably brief life. R.I.P. - Posted by: Bill Stevens (Friend) on: Mar 25, 2023

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