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Don had a great life. He had two great loves. Kathleen (Kay) Louise (Taylor) Nix, the mother of their five children, and Sophia Allan Thornley Nix. Sophia came into Don’s life at just the right moment. Their love lit up each other’s recent years. Don’s family would like to thank Sophia for bringing much joy to his life.

Don was born in Sterling Ont. Sept 25,1923. Straight off the farm and only 18 years old, he enlisted and began his 25 year career in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Don met and married Kay in Moose Jaw during the war. Their early years together were busy, pursuing a career, raising a family, and moving with a quiet regularity. It wasn’t easy but Don and Kay made it work. After retiring from the Air Force, Don had a second career as a life insurance agent.

Don and Kay retired to Qualicum in 1984 and Qualicum became home. Don loved his golf, fishing, gardening and cards.

After Kay passed, this community embraced Don and, in that warmth, he found Sophia. It didn’t take him long to know that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. He proposed to Sophia at The Final Approach and they married before the year was out.

Don is survived by his wife Sophia; his children: Brian (Gayle), Marilyn, Bernie, Gord (Michele) and Noreen; his grandchildren: Shannon (Alison), Kevin (Ruth) and Sean; is great grandchildren: Rachel and Jakob; Sophia’s children: David (Gail), Chris (Cathy), Andy (Debbie), and Tim; Grandchildren Dianne, Karen, Michael, Patrick, Melissa, Robyn; Great grandchildren: David, Megan, Nevaeh, Tsifira.

Service to be held at St Stephen’s Church

Friday May 2nd, 2014, 2 PM.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Qualicum Beach Seniors Centre.

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