Wednesday, June 12, 2024
June 12, 2024

Jay Nixon

Jay Nixon

1927-2012

Born in Bokoshi, Oklahoma, Jay served in two wars,

for different US services.

Jay was in the navy during the Pacific Campaign of WWII and the infantry in Korea. He used the GI Bill to obtain his degree, which he applied to work in aerospace, communications and marketing.

Jay’s pioneering spirit took him far afield, breaking new ground for various companies. He lived life with gusto and loved adventure.

Jay and his wife moved to the Gulf Islands in 1985, first on Secret Island, and finally in 1999 to Salt Spring Island.

Jay died peacefully at home on January 25. He will mostly be remembered for his “large presence’, loyalty to friends and life experiences.

Jay is survived by his wife Peggy, sons Gary, Mike and Jason, their wives and seven grandchildren.

There will be a celebration of his life at Home Saturday, March 3 from 3 to 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation.

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