Obituary of Eldon Douglas Nixon
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Eldon Nixon on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at the age of 94 years. Eldon is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Lily May (nee Logan); sons Daryl (Bonnie), Douglas (Rana), Dwight (O.G.); daughter Dwila (Brad); grandchildren Rob (Jenn), Amy (Mike), Brad (Tara), Lindsay (Seb), Olivia, Jenae (Curtis), Shea, Ben, Andie and Trey; great-grandchildren Hannah, Tucker, Kali, Kayden, Cadence, Macin, Ryden and Pierce; siblings Kathleen, Walter, Doreen, and Murray; as well as many extended family members and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Maude (nee Sleightholm) and John Nixon; siblings Mary Johnston, Leslie Nixon, and Lionel Nixon; and daughter-in-law Diane Nixon.
Eldon grew up on the family farm NE of Fillmore, SK. After marrying Lily May, they farmed for six years. He then became a grain buyer with the SK Wheat Pool, working in both Bemersyde and Kronau for a total of 32 years. Eldon also ran a small Co-op farm supply store and an insurance business. He was very active in his community and enjoyed engaging with others. Eldon was known and respected for his integrity and kindness. He’ll also be remembered for his sense of humour.
A Celebration of Eldon’s Life will be held at a later date for his immediate family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Eldon’s memory may be made to the Kronau Heritage Museum, kronaumuseum.com/fundraisers/donate/.