75, Sydney

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness we announce the passing of Carol Ann Nixon on Jan. 13, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Born in Fredericton, N.B., Carol Ann was the daughter of the late Robert and Clara (O’Leary) Johnston.

Carol Ann was an employee of the federal government of Canada until her retirement. She was a volunteer at the SPCA, member of the United Commercial Travellers and past member of Sydney Kinettes. Carol Ann was in a group of all women known as ‘The Fossil Group’. She loved to dance, travel and being outdoors surrounded by nature. Carol Ann will be remembered by family and friends for her kind and gentle soul.

Carol Ann will be sadly missed by her dance partner and best friend, Leo Evans; stepson, John (Janet) Evans; grandchildren, Taylor, Cameron and Alyssa; great-grandson, Ryder; brothers, Lewis ‘Bud’ and Earl Johnston; nieces, Rebecca, Heather and Tracy; and nephew, Malcolm.

Besides her parents, Carol Ann was predeceased by brother, Arthur and sisters, Martha, Roberta, Betty and Patsy at infancy.

Visitation for the late Carol Ann Nixon will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd., Sydney, on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate the life of Carol Ann Nixon will be held Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. in the Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel, with Rev. Thomas Whent officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the reception area. A private family burial will take place at a later date.

Donations in memory of Carol Ann may be made to charity of choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

“Until We Meet and Dance Again”

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                            Online Condolences

John, Janet and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. May your pain pass quickly and your happy memories last forever. Dawn
From:  Dawn Learning

Leo and family Allan and I are very sorry for your Lost. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
From:  Allan & Bernadette Burke
So sorry for your loss Leo. We will remember the good times. Tracy and I still have the Christmas ornaments Aunt Carol gave us as kids with our names and year engraved, will think of her often.
From:  Heather (~niece)

Leo… Carol Ann will be missed by many of her friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Carol & Clarence Blois
From:  Carol Blois

Leo, sorry to hear of Carol's passing and sorry we couldn't be there. Our thoughts are with you.
From:  Valerie & Earl

To the Nixon-Evans' families and extended Families: We are sorry to hear of Carol Ann's death. On behalf of SJVS/HVHS Alumni Assoc, Condolences. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your extended family during this difficult and sad time. Sincerely, Louise Craine Liaison SJVS/HVHS Alumni Assoc
From:  Saint John Vocational /Harbour View High School Alumni Assoc.

Carol was a wonderful, and kind friend and will be greatly missed.
From:  Thornton & Margaret & Bruce Keith

Our thoughts are with you as you go through this difficult time.
From:  John (Bud) & Joan O'Leary

I was both shocked and saddened to hear this news…Carol was a wonderful neighbor of ours….. we would often enjoy a chat over a cup of tea. My heart and prayers go out to both Leo and her family. ….May she rest in peace…Judy Sheppard & John MacNeil
From:  Judy Sheppard

With deepest sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you through this difficult time.
From:  Bernadine Patterson & Family

So sorry to hear of Carol's sudden passing. May she now rest in peace.
From:  Eugene & Shirley Bradley

Leo, I was very shocked & saddened to hear of Aunt Carol's passing. Sorry I couldn't be there in person but please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers.
From:  Tracy McKay

Word has reached me here in Germany of Carol's passing. Several times I have spoken with her on the telephone and I will remember her bright and cherry personality. Her family and mine had strong bonds of love. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones, also Leo, whom I have seen, now several years ago. Vaughan
From:  Vaughan 0'Leary