Eldon Samuel Nixon
NIXON - Peacefully, at the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, N.B, on February 15, 2013, Mr. Eldon Samuel Nixon of St. Stephen, N.B. Husband of Evelyn Alice (Collins) Nixon.
Born at Whittier Ridge, Rollingdam, N.B. on September 12, 1925. He was the son of the late Delbert and Ina (Fish) Nixon. A loving husband, father and grandfather. In addition to his wife Evelyn, he is survived by three children, Marilyn (Ronald) James of St. Stephen, N.B., Calvin Nixon of Fredericton, N.B., and Jocelyn (Donald) Craig of Oak Bay, N.B.; seven grandchildren, Deborah, Brian, Darren, Jeremy, Shelley, Nathan and Jordan; six great-grandchildren, Taylor, Connor, Benicio, Catalaya, Avary and Kaya; several sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and cousins.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Margaret, and two brothers, Charles and Vincent. He was the last surviving member of his family. After growing up in Whittier Ridge, he taught school for a short time in Rolling Dam before serving in the navy until 1945. He attended commercial school in Saint John, N.B. and married Evelyn Collins in 1948. They lived in St. Stephen. Eldon worked at Lawson Motors and then for C.P. Express until he retired after 35 years of service. He and Evelyn also owned and operated Nixon's Variety Store on King Street in St. Stephen for a number of years. Eldon was an avid gardener and also enjoyed dancing. He and Evelyn enjoyed many evenings at the legion dances. After retiring, they travelled and spent many happy years at Island View Campground with friends and family. For the last seven years, they have been residents of 21 River Street apartments.
Resting at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home, St. Stephen, N.B. from where the funeral service will be held on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 2 PM. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 12 - 2 PM.
Interment at Rolling Dam United Church Cemetery, Rolling Dam, N.B.
For those who wish, remembrances to Kirk McColl United Church or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mehanfuneralhome.ca
The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, N.B. in care of funeral arrangements.