It is with great sadness to announce that Marie Josephine Nixon (nee De Groot), of Stratford, Ontario, passed away peacefully with her loving partner Bud by her side on January 17, 2018.  Marie was born February 25, 1942 in Erp, Netherlands.  After moving to Canada, Marie grew up in Wingham then relocated to Streetsville and lived out the remainder of her life peacefully in Stratford, Ontario.  Marie will be forever missed by Bud Jardine, her soulmate of 26 years; her son Kevin Nixon, predeceased by her son Steven Nixon (1990), her step-daughters, Yvonne Hawke (Brad) and Debbie Marrocco; her brother Tony De Groot (Darlene) and predeceased by her brothers and sisters John De Groot (Cheri), Nellie Eckert (Steve), Willie Barlow (Grant), Bill De Groot (Marilyn), Frank De Groot (Linda) and Jim De Groot (Theresa); her grandchildren Nicole (Paul), Ryan, Kristina (Leo), Amanda, Bryon and predeceased by Steven (1999); her great-grandchildren Milana, Marco and Colby and her many loving nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.  A celebration of Marie’s life will be held Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Trillium United Church, 450 King Street East, Cambridge, Ontario at 1:00 p.m.   Eulogy by her loving niece Cindy Armstrong.  Friends and family are welcome to join in the celebration.


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