1933-01-05 - 2023-10-07
After a sudden and short decline in health, Doreen Dixon of Listowel passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton at the age of 90. Mom was predeceased by her parents, William and Edith Gordon, her husband James R. (Bud) Dixon (1998) and her brother, John Gordon (2022). She is survived by her children – Charlene, Judy, and Derek (Judy) as well as seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, her sister-in-law Ruby Gordon, and nephews and niece.
Mom was a hard worker who built a profile in the Listowel community through her years of managing the kitchens at the Twin Gables Restaurant and then the snack bar at Smith’s Market Square. Mom catered some huge weddings over the years.
Mom loved a good party – Bud and her rarely missed an Armouries dance – and she hosted a great Christmas. She also enjoyed travelling, seeing much of Canada and Holland with Bud before switching to cruising with Judy. Attending North Perth Seniors was a weekly highlight in her later years. Mom often spent evenings doing needlework or reading or watching sports – curling was a favourite. She read to us often as children and never missed a Parent – Teacher Night. Mom ensured that we were involved in Brownies and Scouts and hockey and could demonstrate the ability to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.
The family sincerely thanks Judy Larson, Mom’s PSW during her final years of independent living, and the staff at Knollcrest Lodge, all of whom demonstrated both patience and kindness with Mom’s rather feisty, she often called it ‘stubborn’, personality. Judy Larson continued to visit Mom and to take her for outings after she moved to Knollcrest – above and beyond the call of duty and the family is appreciative.
Visitation to be held at Listowel Community Family Funeral Home on Thursday, October 12, 2023, from 11 am until 1 pm. A family service will be held at the Millbank Cemetery on the same day at 2 pm with Kathy Bjorkquist officiating.
Memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 259 (Listowel) in Mom’s memory are appreciated.
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