Andrew W. "Andy" Nixon

Local Artist

Age 87 from Gloucester Estates

Coldwater went to be with his Lord

March 9, 2019 at 11 a.m.

He leaves his beloved wife Joan of 43 years

and loving daughters: Debbie (Earl), Lynn

and Kristine (Andre) and their children –

8 grandchildren & 6 greatgrandchildren

As well as brother Don (Carolyn) and

several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by siblings: Jean,

Eileen & Ken

Born in Toronto, Andy was chosen

from the Toronto schools to study

under Arthur Lismer ( member of the

Group of Seven ) for 4 years at OCA.

Andy worked in commercial art for 20 years,

Walt Disney being one of his employers.

Another 20 years was spent teaching art

in high schools – Eastview in Barrie

and Twin Lakes in Orillia. He also taught

for a semester at Macquarie University

in Sydney Australia.

Andy’s artwork is varied in colours,

styles and media. He enjoyed exhibiting

his work in many places including

Canada and abroad.

His photography shows his love of nature.

Andy travelled extensively, the longest trip

being 9 months around the world with

Joan in 1985/86.

After retirement the Nixon couple wintered

in Florida for 24 years.

Hobbies: fishing, boating, birdwatching,

stamp collecting, chess, scrabble, and crossword puzzles

were some of the things Andy truly loved

to do.

Very Special: Omega & Algonquin Parks

 

 

Following cremation a

CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE

will be held at the Severn Falls Chapel,

Severn Falls, Ontario

May 18th at 2:30 p.m.

As an expression of sympathy, donations

in memory of Andy may be made to

Parkinson Canada

and may be made through

the funeral home