Donald Nixon passed away peacefully on June 29, 2009 after a long illness. He was 75. Predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Mary; he leaves behind his son and the many friends, acquaintances, colleagues and students he got to know during a teaching career that spanned three continents and four decades, in roles that ranged from physics teacher, science department head, and high school principal to university instructor. He was, from his first day to his last, an honest, caring and honorable man, slow to anger, quick to forgiveness, friendly, generous and kind. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, a caring father, a loyal friend, and a gifted educator. He will be missed, always. His son wishes to thank everyone for the comfort and support they have provided during these difficult days.
A memorial celebration of a life well-lived will he held at MCCALL BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, Johnson & Vancouver Streets, Victoria, BC, on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 3:00 pm. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice in lieu of other tributes.