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Eric Andrew Franklin Thorsteinson posted a condolence
Tuesday, October 8, 2019My Uncle Andy had something that most people in this day and age lack ..... That was star quality...... He lived a remarkable life, that's for sure ...... The last time I saw him ( in the early 2000's at my house in Steveston ) he spoke about working for Walt Disney and some very interesting paranormal events he witnessed first hand when he was in University .......... If I can measure up to being half the man ( and artist ) that he was..... I will be doing well...... I pray tell that he is now on the other side with our family, his friends, and loved ones.......I have 3 of his painting in my house.... and they cause me to always think of him ( each and every day )
Angela Lipp posted a condolence
Saturday, May 4, 2019Our condolences Joan and family for your loss of Andy. I have wonderful memories of our daughter Cheryl, her Uncle Andy and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ❤ Angela, Brent, Peter, Robert.
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Saturday, May 4, 2019
Bev and Rob Lobovsky posted a condolence
Saturday, May 4, 2019Hi Cheryl, So sad to hear about your uncle's passing. He had such a passion for life which is reflected, and will last for years to come, in the gift of artistry that he so strongly possessed. Our condolences are with you!
Sandy Smeenk posted a condolence
Saturday, May 4, 2019Dear Cheryl, We are so sorry for your loss and know that your memories will help your uncle to live on in love and admiration. Sincerely, Sandy and Tom Smeenk
Camille Ewing posted a condolence
Sunday, March 24, 2019Andy was such a talent and a joy to know. He was a great story teller and entertained us many times around the dinner table. Joan, he was so blessed to have you by his side through the good times and the difficult times. I'm happy to know I'll be seeing him again. God bless you, Joan. With love, Camille & Kelly.
Sheilagh Helleman posted a condolence
Saturday, March 23, 2019Joan, Peter and I are so sad to hear of Andy’s passing. He was such a lovely person. We have happy memories of the both of you together, here in Orillia, and in Florida. Thinking of you, Sheilagh & Peter
Jim Perri posted a condolence
Friday, March 22, 2019Irene and I have known Andy since he taught at Eastview. We have fond memories of Andy both at work and socially. We want to extend our condolences to Joan and all the family.
Ivan and Brenda Goss posted a condolence
Friday, March 22, 2019Dear Joan It is with great sadness and surprise that we read of the passing of Andy. We will always have fond memories of the good times together while we were in the village. Andy was very lucky to have such a kind and caring wife and nurse through the difficult days that you both had to face. Be kind to your self and take care Ivan and Brenda
Everett Rayburn posted a condolence
Wednesday, March 20, 2019Joan, condolences from Texas. We have many fond memories over the years. Not only did we enjoy Andy's art he was also remembered teaching art at Twin Lakes to our three children. Everett & Marilyn Rayburn
Jean (French) Campbell posted a condolence
Tuesday, March 19, 2019Frank and I both taught with Andy at aTwin Lakes. I have many great memories of Andy. My condolences to his family.
George Szabo posted a condolence
Tuesday, March 19, 2019Dear Joan, and family, I was deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Andy. I will always remember him as a kind , intelligent, creative person, full of life, and always with a sense of humour, and I enjoyed our talks about our common interest in art, as well as his willingness to listen to my differing political and social issues to his. I will miss his infectious and sometimes mischievous grin, and have used some of his jokes for decades with others. He has put the light of life in many a soul as well as the ability for others to see the beauty of this world. Rest in peace and happiness Andy.....
Clifton & Maureen Scott posted a condolence
Tuesday, March 19, 2019Our condolences go out to Andy's family. We have many fond memories of time spent with Andy and Joan - dinners, exchange of visits in Florida, birthday celebrations, weddings, fellowship through the Orillia Guild of Artists. Rest in peace Andy. You will be missed. Sincerely, Clifton and Maureen
Carolyn Valentine-Brenner posted a condolence
Monday, March 18, 2019When I was very active with the Photo Arts Group of Charlotte County, in Punta Gorda, Florida, Andy & Joan Nixon were members. Andy was such a character and could make you laugh at the simplest things. His smile was infectious~!! His talent showed through everything he did~!! I missed them after our photography group disbanded, but I have to admit... I did think of them often~!! RIP Andy~!! Take care Joan and know you and your family are in my prayers.
Charles & Jennifer Walton posted a condolence
Sunday, March 17, 2019"Those we love don't go away they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear". With deep sympathy your nephew Charles
Kenneth R.Walton posted a condolence
Sunday, March 17, 2019I want to take this opportunity to say goodbye to my Mother's brother and my Uncle -- Andrew Nixon. I knew him as a gentle mild mannered man with an excellent sense of humor and an infectious laugh. An artist held in high regard , his paintings of the highest quality in both composition and subject matter always amazed and impressed me. One of my vivid memories of Uncle Andy as a artist was watching him paint a land scape behind my parents house of a field and a barn. I was a dull day with a light drizzle of rain but he painted away regardless. The picture took form and color one step at a time as he created what he saw in oils on a piece of canvas. I sat on the back step beside him in the rain hypnotized by is ability to transfer what he saw to a this flat piece of material. His ability always amazed me and impressed me as I previously said but watching the artist at work was ,as I came to understand in later life, a privilege. Although my contact with him in my adult life was limited , I have fond and copious memories of him from my youth. God hold him close to his breast and give him peace. Thank you Uncle Andy for your contribution of the Nixon experience to my life mosaic. RIP - I will miss you but always remember you, Your nephew -------- Kenneth Walton--------------------- At this time of sadness for the Nixon family , my family shares your sadness at this time of personal loss. No one is ever gone as long as they are remembered and Uncle Andy was one of those forever memorable people. --K--
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Saturday, March 16, 2019
Karen Abi-Jaoude (McCracken) posted a condolence
Saturday, March 16, 2019Hi my name is Karen Abi-Jaoude (McCracken). Mr. Nixon was my art teacher at Eastview, Barrie. (In the 70's) I must say I loved my art classes with Mr. Nixon. He inspired me to enjoy painting as a hobby. I have been lucky enough to have one of my paintings in the Vatican and another in Lebanon. My condolences to his family and friends. Mr. Nixon will not be forgotten.....Thank you Sir!
Kathy Myers Henney posted a condolence
Saturday, March 16, 2019Hello...I’m very sorry for your families loss...I was a student of Mr Nixon at Eastview S.S. here in Barrie...I have fond memories of Mr Nixon as he showed us his ability in the art world...I remember seeing him walk the halls...I remember him taking us across the road with our pads of paper to draw nature, be it grass or a bug or a flower...I loved going across there and I loved my art classes with him...as a result of both my art teachers in high school, I too am an artist now...I trained as an Interior designer, but much like Mr Nixon, I followed my heart when I retired...thank you sir...I just wanted to say he will be missed but NEVER forgotten by me ❤️
Catherine Overink posted a condolence
Saturday, March 16, 2019My deepest condolences to you Lynn and all of your family!
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Thursday, March 14, 2019
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