It is with deep sadness that the family of Roy Nixon announce his passing on June 7, 2022 at
the age of 92.
Roy is survived by his loving wife, Joyce; his daughters: Shannon (Darald) and Kerry (Rick); his
grandchildren: Tamara and Alex; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his
parents and his four siblings.
Roy was born in Radium, B.C. on April 26, 1930 to Wilbur and Emma Nixon. He grew up in
Parson, B.C. and graduated from high school in Invermere. Roy tried his hand at many
different jobs: mining, logging, and hospital maintenance & ambulance driver. But, he found his
true calling as a mechanic. He started his own garage “Roy’s Repair” in 1973 and it became a
hub for many to come to have a coffee and chat. Roy met and courted the love of his life in
Golden, B.C. at the “Double or Nothing” cafe and they married on September 15, 1962. Two
daughters completed his family by 1972 and there is nothing he wouldn’t have done for his
For Roy, his “real” birthday was February 15, 1958 when he found his sobriety. He would say
that this was the day he started living and he lived true to this commitment for the next 64 years.
He committed to a life of service to help others who also had discovered they too had a living
problem. In his younger years, Roy enjoyed fishing, golfing, dancing, skiing, and traveling. He
experimented with different hobbies: making jewelry, stain glass, and bee keeping. He was very
community oriented sitting on the boards of both the Golden Town Council and the local school
division. You would find him plowing snow from all his neighbours’ driveways and on his hands
and knees weeding his massive garden. Roy was a strong devoted man with a great sense of
humour. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
A celebration of life for Roy will be held August 20, 2022 where we will invite everyone to come
and share in his life.