It is with great sadness that the family of Clifford James Nixon, of Thunder Bay, Ont. and formerly of Fort Frances, Ont., announces his passing on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 at the age of 74.
Cliff was born Aug. 11, 1935 in Moose Jaw, Sask. to Florence and Robert Nixon.
He spent most of his life in Fort Frances, going to school and farming. Later, he joined the air force and travelled around the world.
When Cliff returned to Canada, he worked for Transport Canada as a firefighter until his retirement.
During this time, Cliff married and adopted two children.
He enjoyed watching hockey, especially the Toronto Maple Leafs, but did not enjoy listening to the commentators.
Cliff travelled to Texas in the winter months to enjoy the sunshine he loved so much. He also enjoyed camping, dancing, and country music.
Cliff leaves to mourn his wife, June; son, Michael (Michelle); daughter, Kim (Serge); and grandson, Logan.
He also is survived by his brother, Jerry (Shirley); sister-in-law, Lenaya; niece, Debbie; nephew, Brad; as well as many other nieces, nephews, friends, and co-workers.
He was predeceased by his mother, Florence; father, Robert; brothers, Robert and Leonard; and numerous other family members.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the Westfort Chapel (420 West Gore St. at James in Thunder Bay), with Cannon John Jordan officiating.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
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