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Frederick Nixon Passes

Published: March 30, 2020 8:50 pm ET

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Longtime harness racing industry participant Frederick J. Nixon passed peacefully on March 23, 2020 at the age of 82.

Fred was born June 14, 1937 in Arthur, Ontario and grew up in Fergus, Ontario. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy and ultimately settled in Windsor, Ontario. Fred was a Stationary Engineer at Kelsey Hayes Canada for 25 years.

Fred was always willing to lend a hand and support those around him.

Beloved father to Justin and Dean, grandfather to Griffyn and Jacob. Fred was a lifelong horseman, learning the trade at an early age under his uncle Bob Morrison of Arthur. Upon settling in Windsor, Fred was a fixture at Windsor, Leamington, and Dresden Raceways. His best memories in the business could be affiliated with Burst Of Fury winning an OSS event at Clinton on August 8, 1993 and Running Horse with which he won two in a row in 1995.

Following his retirement, he was a zealous follower of Dean and Justin’s exploits.

Fred will be missed by all that knew him.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the friends and family of Frederick Nixon.


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