David Albert Nixon was born May 1, 1924 in Craigmyle, Alberta and passed away peacefully in Stettler on May 11, 2015 at the age of 91.
He was raised in the Craigmyle and Byemoor areas. In March of 1943, he enlisted in the Air Force where he was an airframe mechanic. In June 1945 he was given a honourable discharge.
Dave and Betty (Myers) were married on April 10, 1946. They worked near Hanna on a farm until they bought land at Byemoor. This is where they farmed and raised their family. He was active in the Community, the Anglican Church, 4-H, and the Alberta Dairy Pool.
He leaves to mourn his wife of 69 years Betty; four sons, Wayne and Loree Nixon (Donalda), Dale and Carol Nixon (Stettler), Terry and Anne Nixon (Stettler), and Dave and Lynne Nixon (Byemoor), who now farm the land that Dave Sr. farmed; three daughters, Pat and Stan Hansen (Delia), Linda and Larry Norlie (Craigmyle) and Wanda and Don Wilkie (Big Valley). He will be greatly missed by twenty three grandchildren and their families; forty four great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. One sister, Amy (Frank) Bates and sisters-in-law, Isabel Nixon and LaVonne Nixon. He was predeceased by his parents; five brothers; three sisters; a son-in-law and one grandson.
Funeral services were held at the Byemoor Community Hall on Saturday, May 16, 2015 with Reverend Caroline Langford officiating, interment took place at the Byemoor Cemetery.
He was a hardworking man who lived a full, happy, and honourable life. Donations in Dave’s memory may be made to the Byemoor Community Club or a charity of your choice.
BRENNEN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES – STETTLER,
entrusted with the care and arrangements. Box 193, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0. 4819 – 49th St. 403-742-3315