Richard Nixon, 1972-2016 Obituary

12 Dec 2017

After a year-long journey with cancer, Dr Richard Nixon died on August 26th, 2016, aged only 43 years. He leaves behind his wife of 5 years, Valda, and their 1-year-old baby daughter, Kyra. Richard, a Yorkshireman, was born on September 8th, 1972. He attended Ilkley Grammar School, studied mathematics at Durham University (1991–1994) and was awarded the Diploma in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Cambridge in 1995. Richard then took a career break for a couple of years to volunteer on the ship Logos II, which visited ports throughout the world as part of the global Christian training and outreach movement by Operation Mobilization Ships International. This movement was very close to Richard’s heart.