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Wendy Nixon
Visitation

MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre
30 King Street East, Cobourg
Saturday, September 18th, 2021 1:00 pm


Visitation

MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre
30 King Street East, Cobourg
Saturday, September 18th, 2021 2:00 pm


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Wendy Nixon

August 27, 1956 - July 31, 2021

Peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital on Saturday July 31, 2021 at the age of 64. Beloved mother of Josh Nixon and Jeremy Nixon. Proud grandmother of Carlie Hellam and Riley Nixon. Dear sister of Dianna McEntee, Dennis Dunn, Glen Dunn, Andy Dunn and Steve Dunn. A graveside service will be held on Saturday September 18, 2021 at 11am at Cobourg Union Cemetery for anyone wishing to attend. A Celebration of Life will be held later on the same day, Saturday September 18, 2021 from 1 to 2 & 2 to 3 pm. Anyone wishing to attend the Celebration must R.S.V.P. on this website for one of the visitation hours. Those wishing to make a memorial donation, may do so to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation.

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Cathy Cane - September 18, 2021

So many great memories with the Dunn family growing up. Thinking of all of you at this sad time.

Lisa broegelmann - September 16, 2021

I’m so sorry for ur loss josh and Jeremy thinking of you guys during this time

Blaine Darling - September 10, 2021

Sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this most difficult time.

Diane Baxter - September 10, 2021

Remembering Wendy with fondness. I spent many mornings on the bus with her. She always had a story. Talked about her family all the time. She was truly one of a kind and respected by many. My true and deepest sympathy.

Dawn Kelly - September 10, 2021

So sorry for your family's loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all

Kim Cail - September 9, 2021

Missing my best friend of 35 years Wendy was one of a kind giving,kind,happy,thoughtful a lover of animals and people she loved her work and all the kids that she met on her travels my condolences to her family and friends 🙏

Tammi Mclaren (Lean) - September 6, 2021

Sorry to here of Wendy's passing. I remember going to Baltimore Public School with her and Glen

CourtneyPatekar@icloud.com - August 27, 2021

I’m really sorry for the loss of Wendy and she was a wonderful lady and had a heart of gold wells s he say hi to me on the school bus. She was such a wonderful lady I’m really sorry for the loss ,

Gail Bambrough - August 15, 2021

Wendy was an amazing person who touched many lives. Cherish her memories and hold them close to your heart. Find comfort knowing she is watching over you until you meet again. May you rest in peace Wendy. We will miss you.

Rob Majdell - August 14, 2021

Saddened by the news of Wendy's passing. May her soul rest in peace. She loved the kids chartered to her care and they loved her. Her zest for life was infectious. May those memories put a smile in your heart. Rob Majdell former principal, SMCSS.

Sherry Cowley - August 13, 2021

So sorry to hear of Wendys passing...Wendy you were the light on a grey day .. your personally and beautiful smile lit up a room. You will be greatly missed Wendy Lou.

Marie Hagerman (Thomas) - August 13, 2021

To the Dunn Family very sorry hear of Wendy’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Jim and Jamie West - August 8, 2021

Dunn and Nixon family's our condolences on Wendy's passing .

Larry and Ginny Sherwin - August 7, 2021

Our condolences to Wendy’s family. We went to school with Wendy and she was a bridesmaid in our wedding. She was always so much fun to be with. She was taken away too soon. Hold tight to you family and memories.

Karen Fenton - August 7, 2021

Oh my goodness Wendy you were an awesome person.We shared a hospital room have our children. You drove my kids to school.You have been taken from this world way to soon.My condolences go out to your husband and boys.Ypu will truly be sadly missed 😢

Chris Lane - August 6, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Wendy’s passing! I have known her for many years as she used to drive my children’s school bus! I am very sad to hear this! RIP Wendy! 💔😥

Judi Gill - August 6, 2021

Glen,Glenda and family. We are so sorry to hear of Wendy's passing. Our condolences to your family.

Joan and Don Diminie and family - August 6, 2021

Glen and family: Sorry to hear of your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Shannon Potts - August 6, 2021

May her beautiful soul Rest In Peace 🌹

Andrea Busch - August 6, 2021

The best bus driver!! You will be missed.

Stacy Coyle - August 6, 2021

So sad to see you go. Two years ago you drove the bus for a ladies night and it was the best night. You made the bus trip more with your witty comments, laughter and all around great personality. Rest In Peace Wendy.

Dawn Patfield - August 5, 2021

I am soo sorry for your loss.. I still remember when she drove the bus for Calvary Pentecostal church every Sunday! Such a great kind caring woman!

Ted - August 5, 2021

Sorry for the lost of Wendy

Alie Elliott - August 5, 2021

Sending my sincere condolences to Wendy’s boys, grandkids and family. Wendy was fearless! I can’t tell you how relieved I always was when the sports bus or trip bus pulled up at TCS and it was Wendy driving! She could get us through anything!! The last time she drove me and a group of kids, she came through a snowstorm during the outbreak of COVID all the way up to Cochrane to make sure we could get home to our families as the world shut down around us. I could always tell from her stories how important family was to Wendy. Thinking of you all.

Dawna Wakely - August 5, 2021

Josh and Jeremy, I am so sad to hear of your mom's passing. I always loved when she would come into the school before and after a bus run and chat with us. Holding you in my thoughts and prayers. Dawna Wakely (EA @ Central school)

Steven Hébert - August 5, 2021

Wendy was a truly wonderful woman! She was one of my first bus drivers in elementary school at st Mary’s in port hope. She always made me feel comfortable as a young shy kid. One of her sons ended up moving onto the same court in port hope as my parents, I would see her from atime to time and she would always stop her big white truck and say hello and ask how I was and what I was doing. People like Wendy don’t exist any more, she was a genuinely kind soul who has a incredible ability to connect with so many people. I send love and care to the all of the family!

Barbara Piccini - August 5, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Barbara Piccini - August 5, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Wendy’s family. I knew Wendy through TCS for 19 years. No one could keep discipline on a school bus like Wendy. She was respected and loved by all! Students could choose to travel four hours by coach…but when they realized they would not have Wendy, they chose the yellow school bus to be with her. Wendy loved showing photos of her grandchildren; she was a very proud grandmother! She was a terrific person and shall be sorely missed.

Tammy Moser - August 5, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Tammy Moser - August 5, 2021

Our sincerest condolences to Wendy's family. We are deeply saddened to hear of her passing. Every morning at the Courtice bus stop, I was blessed to spend personal time with Wendy. Her infectious laugh and love of life and her family, especially her grandkids, left me with a great feeling to start my day; with a big smile and a full heart. I will be forever grateful for that time I spent with Wendy.

Mr & Mrs Jay McVety - August 5, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Susan Campbell - August 4, 2021

Sincere condolences to the family at this most difficult time 🌹🙏🏻

Shelagh Straughan - August 4, 2021

Such a loss - so much sympathy to your family. Wendy was one in a million; so dedicated to her work, making every student's day when they saw that "we got Wendy!" Most of all though, she adored her family and shared many happy stories. I hope these memories bring you all some comfort at this difficult time.

Pam Dew - August 4, 2021

My sincere condolences to Wendy's family. She was a wonderful person who took the greatest care of all of us whether she was driving the students out to the farm for their riding lessons or driving the teams or groups to their competitions or meetings. She was unfailingly cheerful, always asked after our families and cheered us on, whatever the weather. Everyone hoped for Wendy to be our driver; she will be sorely missed.

Melissa Allison - August 4, 2021

I'm saddened to hear of Wendy's passing, my condolences to Wendy's family and friends. Wendy was my very first bus driver in kindergarten, even into my college days Wendy would drive us into the city for an odd field trip. "A truly amazing bus driver is hard to find, difficult to part with, and impossible to forget." Rest in peace Wendy.

Sarah Torrible - August 4, 2021

My sincere condolences to Wendy's family. She was a truly special person and I had the pleasure of getting to know her as she drove TCS students and staff to sports and special events. She not only loved her job as a bus driver, she loved the students and was their most enthusiastic cheerleader and supporter. We always knew they were in the best hands if Wendy was behind the wheel. My own kids thought she was so awesome!! I also loved getting to know her family through the photos and stories she shared of her sons and grandchildren. She was so proud of them all! Wendy touched many lives, and will be missed by so many!

Steve Egan - August 4, 2021

Many fond memories of sports teams bus rides with Wendy. She genuinely loved people and that is why she was so good at what she did. As a principal, I can guarantee that she had the respect of students and staff alike. Condolences to her family but you can be proud of the positive impact she had on so many people.

Jane (Harren) Colbary - August 4, 2021

To Wendy’s Family Very sorry to hear your Mom has passed away. I knew your Mom in high school and she was a really nice person and a good sense of humour Sorry for your lose

Rob thomas - August 4, 2021

Such a joyful good honest friend always made time to say hello and update the family news RIP Wendy

Brenda - August 3, 2021

Sorry to hear of your loss....Wendy and I spent many long days together when she was the bus driver for YMCA Day Camps.. her patience with the kids (and staff) added joy to some days that could have been not so sunshiney... Her smile always helped too... Bless her!

Keri Haukioja - August 3, 2021

Wendy was a truly memorable woman. She always greeted you with a smile. She was my bus driver as an elementary student, and in high school often drove my various school teams to our games/races, etc. I was always excited to see Wendy driving- it immediately put me at ease and made me feel safe. My condolences to her family. May her smile live on in your memories.

Bryan and Cindy Marjoram - August 3, 2021

Dear Dennis and the Dunn Family, We were saddened to hear of Wendy's passing. Wendy always had a huge smile and time to chat! I always enjoyed bumping into her. She will dearly missed by her family, the students she bussed, and her many friends. ~ Rest In Peace, Wendy ~

Wayne Newman - August 3, 2021

My sincere condolences to Wendy's family and friends. She was always a pleasure to work with. She will be sadly missed by everyone.

Estelle Cortesis - August 3, 2021

I am so very sorry to read about Wendy's passing. We went to high school together and later on I would catch up with her when she would drive the bus for class trips when I was working for the school board. I always enjoyed our conversations and looked forward to seeing her. I am so sorry for your loss, she was certainly on of a kind and had a great sense of humour. Keeping the Dunn families in my thoughts and prayers.

Jeanine Clarey - August 3, 2021

My condolences to Wendy’s family. I have been on many bus trips with Wendy, I always knew we would be safe with Wendy at the helm. She loved her precious cargo, R.I.P. Miss Wendy Jeanine La Fontaine-Clarey St. Mary Secondary

Sherry Rutherford - August 3, 2021

Jeremy (Stretch!) and family. We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Sending our prayers and condolences to you and your family at this very sad time. The Rutherford's Farm & Roadside Market Gang

Ron & Joanne Bailey - August 3, 2021

Glen sorry to learn of your sister’s passing our condolences to you and family. Ron & Joanne

Whitney Fraser - August 3, 2021

My deepest condolences on the passing of Wendy. I had the pleasure of knowing Wendy throughout my time at TCS as a student and later on as a coach. Wendy was such an important member of the TCS community and she will greatly missed. Thank you for taking such good care of us. My love goes out to her family.

Hadden Allen - August 3, 2021

Ms. Wendy was the heart of our trips away from school. She was a second mother to all of us Bears and I am so grateful to have had the pleasure to be Amongst the pure joy, passion, and care that Ms. Wendy felt for her students. We will miss her always, and hold deep Memories in our hearts. May she rest in peace. She shall be missed.

Frank and Tammy Staffen - August 3, 2021

So sorry for loss our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very difficult time.

Les Robling - August 3, 2021

Deepest condolences on hearing of the death of Wendy. I have very fond memories of Wendy driving my TCS teams to various games. She was the consummate professional, always making sure that the drive went without a hitch. As well, Wendy had a wonderful sense of humour and those bus trips were always a pleasure to go on when she was driving. My sympathy to the family on this sad news.

Paul & Judy Sherwin - August 3, 2021

Dennis, so sorry to hear of your sister's passing. Our condolences to you and your family.

Harold Taylor - August 3, 2021

Josh and Jeremy I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept my condolences and may my prayers help comfort you.

Cindy & Dennis Sherwin - August 3, 2021

Sorry to hear of Wendy’s passing sending deepest condolences to all the family.

Adrienne Ross - August 3, 2021

I got to know Wendy a little bit when I chaperoned some of the weekend trips at TCS when she was the bus driver. She was so friendly, helpful and kind. The students loved her and she always made a point to get to know them and find out how they were doing. I always felt like we were in very good hands when Wendy was our driver. I am very saddened to hear of her passing and my thoughts go out to her family and friends. She will be missed.

Linda MacDonald - August 3, 2021

Oh my Lord! I am so sorry to hear of Wendy's passing. What a character and a true lover of life. My love and condolences to all of the family. Wishing you peace and joy in the memories of this lovely lady in the coming days.

Kimberly LaFontaine - August 3, 2021

Wendy was surely one-of-a-kind with an infectious smile and laugh that I will never forget. I knew Wendy as a bus driver who did our schools runs and drove the charters for many school trips. It was always reassuring to know she was in charge of getting our students to and from school in such a professional, cheerful manner. Wendy loved her job and cared for the students, often cheering them on as she waited for the drive home. Condolences to her family at this difficult time.

Thomas Langford - August 2, 2021

Wendy was the most entertaining of special event bus drivers for TCS these many years. She genuinely loved the students and cared deeply about their successes and failures at the athletic contests that she so often drove them to. We all looked forward to a Wendy Nixon bus trip. She will be missed by so many in our community.

Donna Catherwood - August 2, 2021

ANOTHER BRIGHT LIGHT HAS GONE OUT IN THE WORLD. A GREAT FRIEND, TERRIFIC BUS DRIVER, AWESOME CO-WORKER. YOU WILL BE SO MISSED. WHAT I DO BELIEVE IS THAT YOUR MOM WILL BE THERE WAITING FOR YOU. REST.

Gary Walters (BEAR) - August 2, 2021

sorry to hear of your mothers passing known her for years always a smile on her face and go for a laugh or two she will be missed

Evelyn Burton - August 2, 2021

My sincere condolences Josh and Jeremy on the loss of your mother. It has been many years since I taught at Dr. Powers school but whenever I met up with your mom she always called out to me in her friendly manner. She would keep me up to date on what you were doing. She loved her boys dearly and was very proud of you.

Stephanie Fraser - August 2, 2021

Glenda and Glen and your family, my condolences on the loss of your sister. Wendy was always bubbly and happy whenever I saw her. Thinking of you at this time.

Heather McClure - August 2, 2021

My condolences to all of Wendy’s family. I learned very quickly while working at TCS that if you wanted a safe and smooth bus trip to a game or event you had to request Wendy. Not only would she take care of all the details but she was friendly and happily shared about her kids and grandkids. She cared about the students and took pride in her work. May she Rest In Peace.

Daniel Hickie - August 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Danny Hickie - August 2, 2021

My deepest sympathies for your loss. Wendy would always go so far above and beyond for our basketball teams on bus trips - doubly so on the long-haul tournaments when she was our only fan in the stands. She was always there with a big smile and a big "Here comes trouble!" and it truly will not be the same without her.

Andrea/Chris DiDomizio (Shipton) - August 2, 2021

Josh and Jeremy we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Wendy was a one of a kind, friendly and funny. She will truly be missed.

Tilly Gordon (Cameron) - August 2, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the Nixon and Dunn families. RIP Wendy.

Banks family - August 2, 2021

Wendy was certainly one of a kind. She was genuine, honest and caring. She will be sadly missed. She really was the best. We send our deepest condolences to her family including her work family too.

Catharine Hoard - August 2, 2021

I’m to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to the family. Rest In Peace Wendy. You will be missed but not forgotten.

Tim White - August 2, 2021

My sincere best wishes to your family at this very sad time. Wendy provided the many teams and students of Trinity College School with exceptional service and always with a smile. The many bus trips I took personally with Wendy as the driver and cheerleader for the team will always be fond memories. Wendy never backed down in poor weather and always got us home safely. Wendy will be missed and those who had the privilege of working with her know that she was one of a kind. Never replaced and always remembered. Tim

Richard McEntee - August 2, 2021

Wendy so sorry, your way to young to be gone. To all the family I morn your loss. Dianna be strong.

Rick&Shirley McBride - August 2, 2021

So sorry to hear of Wendy's passing, always made bus excursions a lot of fun. Always safe though. RIP Wendy. Rick &Shirley

Christine Mann - August 2, 2021

Sorry to hear about Wendy’s passing. I worked with her she was a great lady.

Randy Mills - August 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Randy Mills - August 2, 2021

Travelling with Wendy, when my choir or bellringers had a trip, was the only way to go. Wendy cared for the students on her bus as if they were her own grandchildren, and I am so sorry for the loss to her family. She will never be replaced - may she rest in peace.

Kevin and Pat Young - August 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Humane Society

Kevin and Pat Young - August 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Christine Hoskin Bailey - August 2, 2021

My condolences to your family. Wendy was a great lady! Went on many bus trips south of the boarder with Wendy as our driver. She was always so happy. She will be greatly missed.

drew allen - August 2, 2021

Reading about Wendy's passing was a shock! She must have driven my football teams at TCS for as long as I can remember- Wendy was such a kind, happy and nice person. She will certainly be missed.

Mark and Laurie Caine - August 2, 2021

Our condolences to all of Wendy’s family. We are so sorry to hear this. Wendy was a wonderful, caring woman who we shared many laughs with. We always knew we were in safe hands when she was driving. And, our TCS community will not be the same without her. She will so missed.

Emma Crawford - August 2, 2021

My sincere condolences to Wendy's family. Wendy was such a lovely soul. I enjoyed anytime I spent with her when she was driving the bus for my students. I remember fondly her taking me on the "scenic" route (that would also save us time and traffic headaches!) and pointing out landmarks as we drove by. She was such a pleasure to talk to and I really admired the wonderful care she took of everyone on her bus. She will be missed by so many. Thinking of her family, it was so obvious by talking to her that she deeply treasured you all. My heartfelt wishes to you.

MacLean Family - August 2, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. We have great memories of Wendy. Wonderful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. xo MacLean family Baltimore

Lois-Anne Johns - August 2, 2021

Dianna I'm so sorry to hear of your sisters passing.

Tammy Elliott - August 2, 2021

Our deep condolences to the family. We have many great memories of such a wonderful woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Tita DeMattos - August 2, 2021

My condolences to Wendy’s family. Wendy was a wonderful person who always had a nice greeting whenever I would see her. She made our children feel safe and acknowledged each one of them.

Linda Walker - August 2, 2021

So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing Josh and Jeremy.Everything that mattered to her was centered around you two and she was so very proud of the young men that both of you have become. She with be with you both forever. Condolences to you both and all her family. You will be missed Wendy by a lot of people,R,I,P.

Kim Goebel - August 2, 2021

Rick and I pass on our sincere condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Wendy was a beautiful spirit and the kids loved her. She will be deeply missed by all who know her.

Krakenberg Kathyrn - August 2, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear of Wendy‘s passing. We went to high school together many many years ago she was always fun and smiling and happy. My thoughts and prayers are with her family

Krakenberg Kathyrn - August 2, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear of Wendy‘s passing. We went to high school together many many years ago she was always fun and smiling and happy. My thoughts and prayers are with her family

Lt(N) Chris Barker, Skeena Sea Cadets - August 2, 2021

On behalf of the staff and cadets of 116 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Skeena, Port Hope, ON, we offer our sincere condolences to Wendy's family. Many times she was our driver for our cadet trips, in fact she told us she would change assignments so she could drive for us. Over the years as it became more frequent, we called her our own personal driver and she always liked being with our cadets. She always enjoyed being with us as we enjoyed her being with us. She will be missed by the Skeena Family. Lt(N) Chris Barker 116 RCSCC Skeena, Port Hope