Kingston’s first mayor dies

FORMER Kingston mayor Bill Nixon OAM. His funeral will be held Wednesday. Picture: Supplied

THE first mayor of the City of Kingston has died.

Bill Nixon OAM passed away on 25 October. Mr Nixon was a City of Mordialloc councillor from 1982 to 1994, and was a Kingtson councillor after amalgamations from 1997 until 2008. He served as the first Kingston mayor in 1997, and was elected mayor again in 2007.

Mr Nixon spent time working for community groups including the Mordialloc Community Nursing Home, Central Bayside Community Health Centre, and the Youth and Community Centre.

Mr Nixon was husband to Gwen, a father of five, a father-in-law to three, and a grandfather of four.

Kingston councillor Geoff Gledhill paid tribute to the former mayor on social media. “A man of great dignity and decency who never forgot that it was a privilege to serve in public office, he will be missed by all who knew him,” Cr Gledhill said.

“Personally, I will miss our regular chats as I often sought Bill’s wise counsel on matters of council, but above all, I simply enjoyed his company. Rest In Peace Bill.”

The funeral is at St John Vianney’s Catholic Church, East Parkdale on Wednesday 6 November, 12pm

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 6 November 2019

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