Classification scheme: 

Title: Bruce Nix fonds

Dates of creation: 1942, 1995-1996

Physical description: 2 cm  of textual records

Biographical sketch: Bruce Nix (1916-1996) as born to Elmer and Nina (Sider) Nix in Bertie Township, Ontario where he lived for most of his life. From December 1941-April 1942 he did a term of service at Montreal River Alternative Service Work Camp as a conscientous objector. From June 1942-February 1943 he served at a camp near Campbell River, British Columbia. He married Edna Winger while on leave in November 1942; the couple would have three children.  Bruce Nix worked as a farmer, factory worker and carptenter. In the 1950s, the couple were foster parents to over 80 children. Bruce and Edna were members of Sherkston Brethren in Christ Church.

Custodial history: Donated to the Archives by Bob Nix in 2018

Scope and content: The fonds contains a program for the funeral service of Bruce Nix, an autobiography by Nix, and a motto wall hanging created by Nix at Montreal River

Original archival description created 2020 by Laureen Harder-Gissing

File list:

  1. Funeral service program for Bruce Nix, Sherkston Brethren in Christ Church, 15 Feb 1996
  2. Nix, Bruce W. My Life Story and History of the Nix Family. Ridgeway, Ont: B.W. Nix, 1995.

  3. "Jesus Never Fails" wall hanging, found wood and pebbles. On back: "Made in Camp Montreal River 1942-2 Bruce W. Nix."


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