DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-05-14 published
MacCANNELL, Kenneth Donald " Ken"
Suddenly at his home in Dundalk on Friday, May 9, 2008. Ken MacCANNELL in his 66th year, beloved husband of the late Joan (KINGSTON) MacCANNELL. Dear father of Deborah (Dan) TRUDGEON of R.R.#1 Dundalk, Darryl MacCANNELL of Dundalk, and Dana MacCANNELL (Brent NEILL) of Barrie. Loving step-grandfather of Justin and Bailey TRUDGEON and Jill NEILL. Dear brother of Maxine COPELAND, Joyce (Keith) HOLMES and Ron (Marg) MacCANNELL, all of Dundalk, brother-in-law of Shirley DICKSON/DIXON of Mitchell. Predeceased by his parents Dan and Ethel MacCANNELL, his parents-in-law Gordon and Lena KINGSTON, sisters-in-law Anne MacCANNELL and Dorothy ROUSH, brothers-in-law Stuart COPELAND, MAC DICKSON/DIXON, and Robert RONSH. Rested at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Service was held in the chapel on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 1 p.m. Donations to Dundalk Fire Department, Centre Grey Hospital Building Fund or Erskine Presbyterian Church would be appreciated. Visitation was held on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-21 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Elizabeth Irma (née McEWEN)
Peacefully and gracefully after a short but courageous battle with cancer, at the Grey Bruce Health Services on Sunday morning, April 20th, 2008. Elizabeth Irma DICKSON/DIXON (née McEWEN,) of Francis Lake, in her 68th year. Dearly beloved wife of Bev DICKSON/DIXON. Loving mother of Tanya CAYLEY and her husband, Rod, Tracey KUHL and her husband Brent, both of R.R.#2, Tara, Tara OKE and her husband, Ted, of Exeter and Michael McCARTNEY. Proud grandmother of seven grandchildren. Elizabeth will be sadly missed by her brother, Thomas McEWEN and his wife, Sue, of Port Stanley; her sister, Verna SCHNIEDER/SNIDER/SNYDER and her husband, Buzz, of Ohio; her aunt, Aileen “Toots” McEWEN, of London; her beloved dog, Bailey. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K-3X8 (519-376-7492) on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Elizabeth DICKSON/DIXON will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Kristal McGEE officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Georgian Bluffs. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Grey Bruce Health Services foundation, as your expression of sympathy.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-22 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Keith Norman
W.W. II Veteran with Royal Canadian Hussars
Peacefully, at Mapleview Nursing Home, on Monday, April 21st, 2008. Keith Norman DICKSON/DIXON, of Owen Sound, in his 86th year. Loved husband of Velma. Loving father of Dennis (Kelley) DICKSON/DIXON, of R.R.#8, Owen Sound, Rodger (Joanna) DICKSON/DIXON, of Sarnia, Rae IRWIN, of Guelph, Marlene (Gary) CARROLL, of Whitby, Marilyn SMITH of Owen Sound, and Randy (Marilyn) DICKSON/DIXON of Calgary. Proud grandfather of nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Keith will be missed by his brother Bill (Jane) DICKSON/DIXON, of Orillia, and sisters-in-law Janet DICKSON/DIXON, of Shelburne, Donna DICKSON/DIXON and Shirley DICKSON/DIXON of Owen Sound. Predeceased by his parents, Norman and Emma DICKSON/DIXON, son-in-law Brian SMITH, brothers Ross, Harold and Howard and a sister, Dorothy (John) ROWELL. A Funeral Service for Keith DICKSON/DIXON will be held at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K-3X8 (519-376-7492) on Thursday, April 24th, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation from 11:00 a.m. until time of service. Interment in McLean's Cemetery, Bognor. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Chatsworth Legion or Strathaven Baptist Church, as your expression of sympathy.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-04-23 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Keith
W.W. II Veteran with Royal Canadian Hussars
Peacefully at Mapleview Nursing Home, on Monday, April 21st, 2008. Keith Norman DICKSON/DIXON, of Owen Sound, in his 86th year. Loved husband of Velma. Loving father of Roger (Joanne) DICKSON/DIXON, of Sarnia, Rae DICKSON/DIXON, of Guelph, Marlene (Gary) CARROLL, of Whitby, Dennis (Kelley) DICKSON/DIXON, of R.R.#8, Owen Sound, Marilyn SMITH, of Owen Sound and Randy (Marilyn) DICKSON/DIXON, of Calgary. Proud grandfather of nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Keith will be missed by his brother, Bill (Jane) DICKSON/DIXON, of Orillia and his sisters-in-law, Janet DICKSON/DIXON, of Shelburne, Donna DICKSON/DIXON and Shirley DICKSON/DIXON, both of Owen Sound and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Norman and Emma DICKSON/DIXON; his son-in-law, Brian SMITH his brothers, Ross, Harold and Howard DICKSON/DIXON; his sister, Dorothy (John) ROWELL. A Funeral Service for Keith DICKSON/DIXON will be held at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K-3X8 (519-376-7492) on Thursday, April 24th, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Doctor Brad CLARK officiating. Visitation from 11: 00 a.m. until time of service. Interment in McLean's Cemetery, Bognor. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #464, Chatsworth or the Strathaven Baptist Church, as your expression of sympathy.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-05-12 published
MacCANNELL, Kenneth Donald " Ken"
Suddenly at his home in Dundalk on Friday, May 9th, 2008. Ken MacCANNELL in his 66th year, beloved husband of the late Joan MacCANNELL. Dear father of Deborah (Dan) TRUDGEON of R.R.#1 Dundalk, Darryl MacCANNELL of Dundalk, and Dana MacCANNELL (Brent NEILL) of Barrie. Loving step-father of Justin and Bailey TRUDGEON. Dear brother of Maxine COPELAND, Joyce (Keith) HOLMES and Ron (Marg) MacCANNELL, all of Dundalk, brother-in-law of Shirley DICKSON/DIXON of Mitchell. Predeceased by his parents Dan and Ethel MacCANNELL, his parents-in-law Gordon and Lena KINGSTON, sisters-in-law Anne MacCANNELL and Dorothy ROUSH, brothers-in-law Stuart COPELAND, Mac DICKSON/DIXON and Robert ROUSH. Resting at the McMillan and Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Service in the chapel on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Donations to Dundalk Fire Department, Centre Grey Hospital Building Fund or Erskine Presbyterian Church would be appreciated. Visitation on Monday 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-19 published
SHEPPARD, Inez Willine
Born September 14, 1913-Died February 16, 2008.
Retired teacher at Watford High School. Late of Kingsville, Ontario. Daughter of the late Luvia and James SHEPPARD. Sister of Myrtle and husband Byron BROADWELL (Sr.,) and the late Wilbur SHEPPARD and aunt of the late Byron BROADWELL Jr. and Inez BROADWELL. Great aunt of Mary Ellen and Cory DEMERIS; Nancy and Scott SHEPPARD Tom and Liz BROADWELL; Ben BROADWELL; Joel BROADWELL; Beth BROADWELL and Darren DICKSON/DIXON; David and Jodi BROADWELL. Great-great-aunt of Jonathan DEMERIS and wife Lesley; B.J. FORD; Sarah SHEPPARD, Hope and Hailey BROADWELL; Kristen and Katie BROADWELL. With respect for Ms. SHEPPARD's wishes, cremation has taken place in Windsor and there will be no visitation. A Memorial Funeral Service will be held at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S., Kingsville on Thursday, February 21st at 3 p.m. Rev. Bryan GIRLING officiating. Interment of ashes in Hillview Cemetery in Woodstock, Ontario If desired, donations to the Church of Epiphany, Kingsville or charity of choice would be appreciated.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-13 published
RALSTON, Donalda Mae (née MacPHEE)
At her residence on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Donalda Mae RALSTON (née MacPHEE) of Canterbury Street, Woodstock in her 105th year. Beloved wife of the late Rev. James Oates RALSTON (1949.) Dear aunt of Samuel MacPHEE and his wife Sandra of Nova Scotia, Jeanne MacMILLAN of New Brunswick, Caroll ESTEY and her husband Bob of Connecticut, Heather ENGLISH and her husband David and JoAnne DEMERCHANT and her husband Garnet, both of New Brunswick. Loved great aunt of Stephen ROBERTSON of England and Andrew ROBERTSON of Guelph. Also survived by several great-grand nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her step-son Keith RALSTON, step-daughters Helen and Doris RALSTON, siblings, Muriel DICKSON/DIXON, Mary MacPHEE, John MacPHEE and Donald MacPHEE. Donalda graduated from Queens University and taught at W.C.I. for several years. She was also a longtime member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Woodstock. Friends may call at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004) on Friday after 12: 00 p.m. where the complete service will be held in the chapel at 1: 00 p.m. with Rev. James GRANT and Marg DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS officiating. Interment later in the Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough. Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or Knox Presbyterian Church would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-31 published
SMITH, Grace (née SIMPSON)
Formerly of Saint Thomas and R.R.#7, Saint Thomas, passed away at Parkwood Hospital, London on Sunday, March 30, 2008, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Alex SMITH (March 13, 1988.) Dearly loved mother of Karen SMITH, and Stuart SMITH, both of Saint Thomas. Loved grandmother of Alexis, Kevin, Jason and Brian. Dear sister of Margaret DICKSON/DIXON (Dennis) of Ridgetown, W. James "Jim" SIMPSON (Lenore) of Windsor, and David D. SIMPSON (Dorothy) of Blenheim. Also survived by several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Born in Douglas, Ontario, August 16, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Hildred (BRAMLEY) SIMPSON. During the Second World War, Grace served as a Lt. Nursing Sister with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp. A Registered Nurse, she taught the R.N.A. program in London, Ontario for over 20 years. Grace was an adherent of Knox Presbyterian Church, Saint Thomas, a member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, and the Nursing Sisters Association of Canada (London Unit). Friends and relatives will be received by the family at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. Following cremation, private interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Elgin Children's Foundation, the Elgin Military Museum or Animal Aide gratefully acknowledged.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-01 published
WELLS, Mabel (CARR)
Peacefully on Monday, March 31, 2008, our mother Mrs. Mabel (CARR) WELLS passed away in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Harry WELLS. Loving mother of Barbara BOLAND, Catharine FALCONER, the late Don WELLS (2000) and Marilyn FITZGERALD and her husband Harry DICKSON/DIXON. Dear Grandma to Cheryl, Michael, Wendy, Glenn, Janice. Mark, David, Matthew and Laurie, Great-grandmother of Erin, Christopher, Geoffrey, Derek, Kurtis, Evan, Tyler, Meghan, Noah, Leah, and great-grandmother of Nzingha. Sister of the late Ronald CARR and Alan CARR. Visitation will be held in the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will take place on Wednesday April 2, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to take place at a later date. Donations in lieu of flowers, may be made to the charity of your choice.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-02 published
WELLS, Mabel (CARR)
Peacefully on Monday, March 31, 2008, our mother Mrs. Mabel (CARR) WELLS passed away in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Harry Wells. Loving mother of Barbara BOLAND, Catharine FALCONER, the late Don WELLS (2000) and Marilyn FITZGERALD and her husband Harry DICKSON/DIXON. Dear Grandma to Cheryl, Michael, Wendy, Glenn, Janice. Mark, David, Matthew and Laurie, Great-grandmother of Erin, Christopher, Geoffrey, Derek, Jamie, Alex, Justina, Jared, Luke, Kurtis, Evan, Tyler, Meghan, Noah, Leah, and great-great-grandmother of Nzingha. Sister of the late Ronald CARR and Alan CARR. Visitation will be held in the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will take place on Wednesday April 2, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to take place at a later date. Donations in lieu of flowers, may be made to the charity of your choice.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-03 published
KENNEDY, Pamela (née HOWARD)
It is with great sadness that the family of Pamela KENNEDY (nee HOWARD,) late of Clinton, Ontario announce her passing at Victoria Hospital, London, March 26, 2008. Pam is survived by her mother, Myrna (DICKSON/DIXON) HOWARD, brother Dan (Angie) and niece Julia. Predeceased by father, Bill HOWARD (2006) and brother David (2001.) Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity United Church, Hale Street, London on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 1 p.m. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers to Trinity United Church or London Health Sciences Centre-Critical Care Trauma Unit, Commissioners Rd. Private interment at a later date.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-14 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Margaret B. (née SIMPSON)
A resident of Chatham formerly of Clachan and Blenheim, Margaret DICKSON/DIXON passed away at the Village Retirement Residence in Ridgetown on April 12, 2008 at the age of 87. Loving wife of Dennis A. DICKSON/DIXON. Dear mother of Bob and Cheryl DICKSON/DIXON, Anne and Jim SIFTON, Paul and Karen DICKSON/DIXON, Proud grandmother to Gerod and Leslie DICKSON/DIXON, William and Elisa MacMILLAN, Rob SIFTON and Leah SCOTT, Heather and Strahn McCARTEN, Cory DICKSON/DIXON, Calie DICKSON/DIXON, Amy and Josh LARSON, Jason BEUTLER, along with 8 great-grandchildren. Survived by her brothers Dave and Dorothy SIMPSON, Jim and Lenore SIMPSON. Predeceased by her sister Grace SMITH and brother-in-law Alex SMITH. Family and Friends may call at the McKinlay Funeral Home 459 St. Clair St. W. Chatham (519 351-2040) on Wednesday from 2-4: 30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service to be held on Thursday April 17, 2008 at Sprucedale United Church at 11 a.m. Family and Friends are invited to gather at the church after 10 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Interment in Riverview Gardens, Wallaceburg at a later date. Memorial donations to honour Margaret's life can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Sprucedale United Church and would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-14 published
GILROY, Shirley Lolita
At Bluewater Health (Mitton Site), Sarnia, on Saturday, April 12, 2008, Shirley Lolita GILROY, age 83, of North Lambton Lodge, Forest, beloved wife of the late Orville GILROY (1994.) She will be sadly missed by: her children Doreen GILES and husband Gerry of Kingsville, Dick STEVENS of Chatham, Sharon DODGE and husband Doug of Wyoming, Wayne and wife Norma of Petrolia, Gary and wife Darlene of Melbourne, Lynda GILROY of Toronto and Brian and wife Marie of Petrolia, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a brother Fred McGRATH and Wife Gina of Sutton. Predeceased by a daughter Audrey REYNOLDS of Calgary and 2 sisters Terina ATKINS and Wilma DICKSON/DIXON. Friends and relatives may call at the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham from 7-9 p.m. Monday. Tuesday's visiting will be at the North Lambton Lodge, 39 Morris Street, Forest from 6-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 11 a.m. in St. Christopher's Church, Forest. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Sarnia.. Donations to Bluewater Health Continuing Care would be appreciated. Online condolences welcomed at www.peseski.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-16 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Alan Keith
At London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital on Sunday, April 13, 2008, Alan Keith DICKSON/DIXON of London in his 58th year. Loving husband of Patricia (HALYK) DICKSON/DIXON. Dear father of Mark DICKSON/DIXON and his partner Anna MOLAK of London. Dear son of Loretta DICKSON/DIXON of Saint Thomas and the late Keith DICKSON/DIXON. Sadly missed by his brothers Harry DICKSON/DIXON and his wife Marilyn FITZGERALD of London and Scott and his wife Gisele DICKSON/DIXON of Saint Thomas. Also survived by his nieces and nephews. The family will receive Friends from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. with Reverend Gwen Fraser officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-01 published
NELHAM, Dorothy Helen (née ERWIN)
Peacefully, at Highview Residences, Thursday, April 24, 2008, Dorothy Helen (ERWIN) NELHAM of London, formerly of Toronto, age 78. Beloved wife of Roy William NELHAM. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Paul NELHAM of Inglis, Manitoba, Doctor Mark and Kathy NELHAM of R.R.#1 Ilderton, Stephen NELHAM of Winnipeg, Janice and Patrick KATOOL of Strathroy. Loved by her grandchildren, D.J., Jennifer, Vanessa, David, Julia and Amy NELHAM and Nathan KATOOL. Dear sister of Berenice HOLUB of Edmonton. Remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her brother Gordon Kenneth ERWIN, parents John Thomas and Margaret (LITTLE) ERWIN. Family and Friends from Toronto area are invited to attend an Interment Service at Park Lawn Cemetery, 2845 Bloor Street West, Toronto (Prince Edward Drive Entrance to 2nd road on right, Section "K") on Friday, May 2, at 1: 30 p.m. Mr. Arthur DICKSON/DIXON officiating. A Memorial Remembrance for Mrs. NELHAM will be held at 11: 45 a.m. Sunday, May 4, 2008, following the Worship Service at the Community Bible Church, Ilderton, Mr. Scott DAKIN officiating. The family will receive Friends at the residence of her son, 11415 Sinclair Drive, R.R.#1 Ilderton (519-666-3218) on Sunday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to the New Life Prison Ministries, P.O. Box 123, Arva Ontario, N0M 1C0 or charity of choice, would be appreciated. T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, entrusted with arrangements. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-03 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Leigh Michael
In loving memory of Leigh Michael DICKSON/DIXON who passed away on May 3rd, 1987. Your presence is ever near us, Your love remains with us yet, You were the kind of son and brother, Your love ones will never forget, You're not forgotten, dear Leigh, Nor ever shall you be, As long as life and memory last, We shall remember thee. Our family circle has been broken, A link gone from our chain, But though we're parted for awhile, We know we'll meet again. All our love Mom, Dad, Deb, Bruce, Devon and Danielle.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-04 published
CLARK, Beulah Mary " Bea" (née HICKS)
A resident of Wallaceburg, formerly of Port Lambton, passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance "Sydneham Campus", in Wallaceburg, at the age of 89 years. She was born in Moore Township and was a daughter of the late Frederick and Priscilla (DICKSON/DIXON) HICKS. She was a member of the Port Lambton United Church. Beloved wife of George CLARK of Wallaceburg. Kind sister of Ruth CLARKE of Simcoe. Predeceased by her two brothers Lloyd HICKS and Rev. Roy HICKS. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, in Wallaceburg on Monday, May 5, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from the Port Lambton United Church at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2008. Interment in Froomfield Cemetery, Corunna, Ontario. Donations to the Gideon Bibles or the Port Lambton United Church may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in the Nicholls Memorial Forest, in memory of Bea Clark.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-05 published
CLARK, Beulah Mary " Bea" (née HICKS)
A resident of Wallaceburg, formerly of Port Lambton, passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance "Sydneham Campus", in Wallaceburg, at the age of 89 years. She was born in Moore Township and was a daughter of the late Frederick and Priscilla (DICKSON/DIXON) HICKS. She was a member of the Port Lambton United Church. Beloved wife of George CLARK of Wallaceburg. Kind sister of Ruth CLARKE of Simcoe. Predeceased by her two brothers Lloyd HICKS and Rev. Roy HICKS. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, in Wallaceburg on Monday, May 5, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from the Port Lambton United Church at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2008. Interment in Froomfield Cemetery, Corunna, Ontario. Donations to the Gideon Bibles or the Port Lambton United Church may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in the Nicholls Memorial Forest, in memory of Bea CLARK.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-14 published
KEOGAN, Josephine (née SMULLEN)
Peacefully, at her home, on Monday, May 12, 2008, Josephine KEOGAN (nee: SMULLEN) in her 88th year, late of Dublin, Ireland. Beloved wife of the late James KEOGAN (1973.) Cherished mother of Marie BALFE (Andy), Eileen DOYLE (Stephen), Joseph KEOGAN (late Barbara), all of London, Jim KEOGAN (Susan,) of Thorndale, Jacqueline DICKSON/DIXON (Ed,) and Valerie MURPHY (Gerard) of London. Loving grandmother of Andrew BALFE (Barb) of Dublin, Ireland, Michelle FORBES (Brad,) Suzanne WHITMORE (Rob), Stephanie TURNER (Jason), Tracey MURPHY (Des), Jimmy KEOGAN, Edwin DICKSON/DIXON (Amanda), Danielle MIZZI (Albert), Kimberly KEOGAN, Katie KEOGAN, Ashley DICKSON/DIXON, Laura MURPHY, Kevin MURPHY and Shane MURPHY, all of London. Also loved by 12 great-grandchildren. Dear Aunt of Lillian HEFFERNAN (Pat,) Michael SMULLEN (Rose,) Joan PREECE (Chuck) and Ann BALFE (Gerard) all in Canada, and many more nieces and nephews in Ireland. Visitors will be received in the O'Neil Funeral Home, 350 William St. on Thursday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick's Church (Dundas and Oakland Ave.) on Friday at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Saint Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Thursday at 8: 00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Autism Society of Ontario, London Chapter, 640 Colborne Street, London, Ontario N6B 2V2

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-26 published
KERR, Margaret Jean (DOBIE)
Of Saint Thomas in her 91st year at Parkwood Hospital, London on May 24th, 2008, with her family at her side. Beloved wife of 53 years of Wilbert (1999) and the most wonderful Mother to Jim (Linda) of Fonthill and Mary (Robert) MARTIN of St. George. Cherished Grandmother of Jodie (Joel) BELLEROSE; the late Amy Kerr DICKSON/DIXON (2005;) Nicole (Chip) FOSTER; Peta (Wes) SNEEK; Katie MARTIN and Jacqueline MARTIN. Very special "GGma" to Benjamin and Spencer BELLEROSE; Paige DICKSON/DIXON; Keeley and Charlie SNEEK; Lake and Finn FOSTER. Margaret is also survived by her sister Elizabeth FISHER and sisters-in-law Georgeana DOBIE; Martha TAILOR/TAYLOR; Florence KERR Alberta KERR; Stella GREENWOOD and sister and brother-in-law Ena and Charlie BROWN. Fondly and lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and Friends. Margaret enjoyed her 30 year teaching career and was very proud to have given hundreds of Saint Thomas children their first experience at school as their kindergarten teacher-she was a "mother to all". She was also honoured to pilot the fist Junior Kindergarten in Saint Thomas at Arthur Voaden Secondary School in the 1970's. Margaret and Wilbert appreciated their life together and enhanced the community with their involvement in Saint Thomas - the Bambi Shop, dedicated members of Knox Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, teaching, the Seniors' Centre and various volunteer organizations. The family is extremely grateful to the kindness, caring and support of Doctor Cathy FAULDS and Doctor Cathy WALSH; Lori LATKEY and the staff at Metcalfe Gardens; the Acute Care staff at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital and the amazing nurses on the Palliative wing at Parkwood. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 27th from 6: 30 to 8:30 p.m. and a celebration of Margaret's life will be held at 11: 00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28th. Both the visitation and service will be at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-17 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Donna Marie
In loving memory of my dear friend, Donna Marie, who left us 7 years ago on June 17, 2001. Donna, not being able to share things with you, is the worst part. Till we meet again, I will hold you in my heart. Love Pat.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-20 published
DARLEY, Marjorie (née LESTER)
Peacefully, at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Courtland on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 Marjorie DARLEY (née LESTER) formerly of Tillsonburg in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Walter DARLEY (1995.) Dear mother of Doctor James (Brenda) DARLEY of Seabright, Nova Scotia Leona (Walter) BOUGHNER of Tillsonburg; the late Richard (Thoma) DARLEY of Tillsonburg; Jean (Dr. Howard) DICKSON/DIXON of Seabright, Nova Scotia. Beloved grandmother to Jason (Christie) DARLEY Leanne (Graham) ARTHUR; Mark (Carrie) BOUGHNER; Dana (Sharon) BOUGHNER; Brent (Tina) DARLEY; Kim (Dan) RASOKAS; Craig (Catherine) DICKSON/DIXON; Bronwyn and friend John. Also, survived by 11 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Lanora (Stanley) HEVENOR of Tillsonburg; Ida THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Tillsonburg; Laura MANSFIELD of Tillsonburg. Also, survived by her sister-in-law, Lillian LESTER, of Tillsonburg as well as many nieces and nephews. Marjorie was predeceased by sister Muriel (the late Ellwood) COWELL; brother George (the late Fern) LESTER; Arthur LESTER; Robert LESTER; and sister Ruth (Steve) RUTHERFORD, and brother-in-laws Buster THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Tillsonburg Wilford MANSFIELD of Tillsonburg. The family will receive Friends, family and neighbours at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (519) 842-5221 on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, service time 12: 30 p.m. Pastor Lynne ALLIN officiating. Cremation and interment has taken place. At the family's request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Osteoporosis Society, the Arthritic Society, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Personal condolences may be made a www.ostranderfuneralhome.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-02 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Christopher Mathew
(September 12, 1972-July 2, 2007)
"… his whole heart blazed up and turned towards some kind of light, and he wanted to live and live, to go on and on along some path, towards the new, beckoning light, and to hurry, hurry, right now, at once!" ~ Dostoyevsky Your love gives me the strength to carry on. Au revoir, Sandra

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-19 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Donald Melvin
With great sadness the family wishes to announce the sudden passing at home on Tuesday July 15, 2008, Donald Melvin DICKSON/DIXON of Goderich in his 57th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Janice (VANDERBURGH.) The most amazing father of Rhonda THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Lucknow and Phil DICKSON/DIXON (Janet FERGUSON) of Lucknow. Loving grandfather of Jordan and Jenna. son of Helen DICKSON/DIXON of Goderich and the late Melvin DICKSON/DIXON. Brother of Art DICKSON/DIXON of Sundre Alberta, Tom (Dianne) DICKSON/DIXON of Port Albert, Willa (Barry) BOGIE of Saltford, Sandra DICKSON/DIXON (Barry CULBERT) of Goderich, Doug DICKSON/DIXON (Ang) of Blyth and the late Annette KERR. Son-in-law of Ken VANDERBURGH of Goderich, brother-in-law of Gerald KERR (Donna LONGMAN) of Blyth, Carolyn (Peter) DEGURTER of Komoka, Tom (Donna) VANDERBURGH of Guelph, Ken (Alice) VANDERBURGH of Port Albert. Cremation. The family will receive Friends at the McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East St. Goderich on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service of Remembrance will be held at North Street United Church, Goderich on Tuesday July 22, 20008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment of ashes, Colborne Cemetery. Donations to the Parkinson's Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association gratefully acknowledged. Friends may sign the book of condolences at www.mccallumpalla.ca

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-20 published
FOUNTAIN, Johnny " Jack"
In loving memory of a dear friend Johnny (Jack), who passed away July 20, 1985. You always had a smile to share Time to give and time to care Always remembered with love and laughter, John and Pauline DICKSON/DIXON

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-01-17 published
Army intelligence officer pitted wits against Germans and Warsaw Pact
After going ashore on D-Day, he was in the thick of the fighting at the battles of Caen, Falaise Gap, Boulogne and the Scheldt. During the Cold War, he was director of military intelligence in Ottawa
By Buzz BOURDON, Special to the Globe and Mail, Page A7
Ottawa -- Reg DICKSON/DIXON didn't even get his feet wet when he hopped off his landing craft onto enemy soil on June 6, 1944, about seven hours after the Allies invaded Normandy in the largest seaborne invasion in military history.
Serving as the intelligence officer of the 1st battalion, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders, Mr. DICKSON/DIXON never forgot what he saw as he hit Juno Beach at about 12: 20 p.m. Groups of German prisoners were waiting glumly to be led away. Beachmasters yelled directions amid carefully controlled chaos, while Canadian troops filed inland, passing German bunkers reduced to ruins by a huge naval and air bombardment.
Mr. DICKSON/DIXON was one of about 156,000 soldiers from Canada, Britain and the United States who went ashore, supported by almost 7,000 ships from eight different navies, plus 12,000 aircraft. Mr. DICKSON/DIXON and his battalion were part of the 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division.
The Glens' mission was to get inland as far as possible, and then help "firm up" the Allied bridgehead against a German counterattack. "Our route took us through the village of Bény-sur-Mer. We were ready to carry on, but as the North Nova Scotia Highlanders were running into trouble, we were ordered to deploy, which we did in the vicinity of the village church. The rifle companies were digging in, our anti-tank guns positioned, and our mortars sited and ready to fire," Mr. DICKSON/DIXON wrote decades later in his unpublished autobiography, I Was Forged On The Anvil of War.
Mr. DICKSON/DIXON's job was to gather information on all aspects of the enemy so his commanding officer could make informed decisions, but finally, late that night, he decided to grab some shut-eye. He told Paddy, his batman, where to dig a slit trench. Paddy started digging but soon hit rock. "He dug some more, but it seemed that he had hit a rock outcrop, not an isolated stone. It was not until many years later that I thought, 'That was not a rock outcrop I lay down on that night. It was the top of an old sarcophagus.' We were in a churchyard."
Despite anti-aircraft fire, Mr. DICKSON/DIXON soon fell asleep under a clear sky. He had survived D-Day, but thousands of others hadn't, and the fighting continued into the evening. Not surprisingly, there was little sleep ahead for Mr. DICKSON/DIXON, since he was in action for the next 65 days before he managed to snatch three days off. Even then, he had to prepare for the next battle.
As battalion intelligence officer, Mr. DICKSON/DIXON functioned as a sort of battle adjutant: "Much of my work was to keep track of all our own and flanking locations, and see that brigade H.Q. and those in our own unit knew where we all were.
"As well, it was my job to keep a log of events and write the war diary, to supervise our observation posts and plot on the map where the enemy were located. It was my job always to be able to give a useful answer when the C.O. asked 'What's going on?' "
There was always a lot going on with the Glens, a battalion based in Cornwall, Ontario Over the next six months, Mr. DICKSON/DIXON took part in the battles of Caen, Falaise Gap, Boulogne (France) and the Scheldt (Belgium and Netherlands).
Since a boy, Mr. DICKSON/DIXON had been accustomed to the unexpected. Raised in England, he set out to see the world at 16 and made for Canada. Arriving on the Atlantic coast in 1929, he planned to make his way to the Pacific and then down to Australia before heading back home. Instead, he only made it to Peterborough, Ontario, where he met a young woman named Ethel and fell in love. In 1932, they married.
Working for General Electric during the Depression, Mr. DICKSON/DIXON eventually lost his job and turned to just about anything that brought an honest dollar, from sharpening knives to creating window displays for Eaton's. When Canada declared war on Germany on September 10, 1939, he enlisted in his local militia regiment, the Prince of Wales Rangers, within weeks. Five months later, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant, ending up with the Glens.
He landed in Britain on October 7, 1942, beginning 20 long and tedious months of training before Normandy. In November, 1944, he was promoted captain and spent the rest of the war as an intelligence officer at the brigade and divisional level.
Decades later, Mr. DICKSON/DIXON, a poet and painter who suffered greatly amid the horrors of modern warfare, described in emotional terms what he had experienced. His words were completely opposite from the terse and unemotional and entries he had made every day in his unit's war diary.
"I saw the heads and guts of horses plastered on walls. I saw the mutilated bodies of our own and enemy soldiers. I saw the Hitler Youth SS fanatics and wondered, if they got near to my slit trench, how the weapon I had been issued with, a mere revolver, could have stopped them. I went without sleep many nights, and had to evacuate my bowels in a small hole hastily scooped out with a shovel during a lull in the shellfire. I had my boots on for 12 days at a time, and although we shaved I was without a wash except for my face during those first days. I saw the arrogant pride in the eyes of captured SS officers. I saw cities and towns in ruins. I saw our tanks hit and on fire, and heard the screams of the crew trapped inside."
After the war, Mr. DICKSON/DIXON elected to make the army his career and served in the Canadian Intelligence Corps. The Cold War was hot, and from 1956 to 1962, he served at Army Headquarters in Ottawa as director of military intelligence for Soviet and Warsaw Pact ground forces. He retired as a major on December 18, 1962.
It was a paradoxical time for him, he recalled later. "I was living a strangely divided life at this stage. At home, I was a fairly typical suburban civilian concerned with all the goings on in suburbia and domestic life and social affairs. At work in director of military intelligence, I was living in the atmosphere of potential war - possibly atomic - in a mental state similar to when I was with the battalion. We needed to keep the aggressor constantly in mind, for this was vital for the defence, not only of Canada, but for the West and the world."
After retiring from the army, Mr. DICKSON/DIXON studied the history of art at Ottawa's Carleton University. Hired by the federal government's National Historic Sites Service in 1966, his first project was restoring Kingston's Bellevue House, the home of Sir John A. MacDonald, Canada's first prime minister. The following year, he and Ethel proudly escorted the Queen and Prince Philip on a tour of the house. The Queen was particularly interested in the kitchen, he noted.
Ethel died in 1987 after 55 years of marriage. Mr. DICKSON/DIXON later remarried.
Besides volunteering for six years with the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, Mr. DICKSON/DIXON, a perfectionist in everything he did, kept painting, producing 700 pictures over four decades. Many of them were impressionist and abstract. "So much of his soul was poured into their creation," said Dianne DICKSON/DIXON, his daughter.
While she was growing up, her father never spoke about his war. "It was only much, much later, when I was a mother, that he spoke very briefly about it. Like most veterans, they did not talk about their experiences and the sights, sounds and smells of war to outsiders and probably not even to themselves, for they understood one another in a way that we couldn't. My father only said, 'Can you imagine what it is like to have your best friend blown up beside you?' "
On the evening of November 10, the day before Remembrance Day, Mr. DICKSON/DIXON watched the Hollywood film on D-Day, The Longest Day. "He told us the film was all so real, but like a dream now," said his wife, Grace. He died two days later. At his funeral, members of his regiment, the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders, including a piper, paid tribute to his wartime service.
Reginald Richard DICKSON/DIXON was born December 18, 1913, in Audenshaw, England. He died of a heart attack in Ottawa on November 12, 2007. He was 93. He leaves his wife, Grace, daughter Dianne and stepdaughters Jo-Ann and Cheryl.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-05 published
WOOLSEY, Alice (née DICKSON/DIXON)
Born January 7, 1925 in Biggar, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2008 with her family by her side. She was a devoted wife to Len, an abundantly loving mother to Diane, Doug, Dixie and Debby, and an adoring and proud grandma and great-grandma to J, Luke, Jennifer, Sandra, Katie, Matt, Mark, Kevin, John, Kate, Kash, Jake and Alex. She was also a terrific mother-in-law, as Joe, Linda, Dave and Jim will attest. Alice was a proud graduate of McGill University in 1946. She will miss her Friends, particularly those at the Donalda Club where she enjoyed countless hours golfing, curling and playing bridge. Alice struggled with Alzheimer's for the last 10 years but never lost the twinkle in her eye or the chance to give someone a little smile. She was a great example to family and Friends of how to live life with dignity, grace and love. The family extends warm thanks to the staff at Unionvilla who took such good care of Alice over these past few years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society in Alice's name. In heaven, the par fours are short, slams are common, and the skip always draws to the button.
Rest in peace Alice.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-20 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Kitty (1946-2008)
Died suddenly on Sunday, February 17th in her 62nd year. Kitty leaves behind a loving husband and best friend for over 28 years, Norman STREET. She will be dearly missed by children: Debra, Martin and Annie. A bright ray of sunshine has been dimmed for Kitty's sisters: Dixie, Beverley and Nancy. Kitty will be sorely missed by brothers: John and Rob and will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Kitty was predeceased by her mother, KayCee, her father, Cuffy and her sister, Jennifer. Kitty's bubbly energy, creativity and crazy sense of humour brightened the day of anyone who met her -- strangers and Friends alike. Kitty loved growing up in Kirkland Lake in Northern Ontario. Kitty was a Branksome Hall Graduate and she attended University in Vermont, U.S.A. Kitty enjoyed a professional career in the city of Toronto. Kitty and Norman moved to Saltair on Vancouver Island in 2004. She quickly embraced British Columbia as home. A gathering of Friends to celebrate her life will be held, Friday, February 22, at 1: 00 p.m. at her home in Saltair. #3 11255 Chemainus Road, Saltair. A second service will be held in Ontario in late Spring or early Summer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Those who were lucky enough to meet and know Kitty will never forget her. Telford's Mid-Island Memorial Services 1-866-503-5553 Condolences care of Telfordn@telus.net

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-04 published
'He had so much joy'
The blues guitar legend also had a passion for old jazz and a drive that kept him touring even while fighting cancer
By Guy DICKSON/DIXON, Page R1
In the case of guitarist Jeff HEALEY, his death from cancer on the weekend wasn't an occasion for those who knew him to reflect in astonishment on how much he accomplished in his 41 years. They knew every day how much he had going on.
From his start as a Grammy-nominated rock and blues prodigy - with his guitar blazing on his lap, his mind's eye reaching for euphoria - Healey's true passion nevertheless tilted toward the jazz of the twenties, thirties and forties. And that is what he dedicated his later career to, after having reached rock stardom.
He never completely let go of blues rock, which he played with a unique verve, slide and scream on par with his friend Stevie Ray Vaughan. He also recorded with such artists as George Harrison, Mark Knopfler and B.B. King, and he still toured now and then performing blues rock (particularly in Europe), although playing trumpet and acoustic guitar in Jeff Healey's Jazz Wizards had became his main gig.
But there was much more to Healey. "He was somebody who moved ahead very quickly on all fronts. He had so many different things going on all the time in his life," said Holger Petersen, president of Edmonton-based Stony Plain Records, which issued some of Healey's later albums.
He was also running his downtown Toronto nightclub, continuing his long-running radio show My Kinda Jazz, building his collection of more than 30,000 78 rpm records that fed his radio show and were stored in his Etobicoke basement. The list could go on exhaustively.
What many would add to these accomplishments was his battle with cancer, having lost his eyesight as a young child to retinoblastoma. But to say he led a lifelong fight against cancer is wrong. Richard FLOHIL, who knew HEALEY for years and was his Toronto-based publicist, said HEALEY had been considered cancer-free for decades.
About two years ago, cancer returned. He required two operations to remove two sarcomas in his legs. Then in early 2007, cancerous tissue was discovered in his lungs and was removed. But a relapse required aggressive radiation and chemotherapy in the final eight to nine months, FLOHIL said, but it couldn't stop the spread of the cancer.
Yet to understand HEALEY, it's important to note that this wasn't an artist living with disease. He had considered it behind him. Even when it returned, "he was a very positive person who always thought he would be able to defeat his disease," Petersen said from Alberta. He had continued to tour while fighting the reoccurring cancer and had major European tours planned later this year. "He had so much joy. You could see that when he was at home and onstage. If you ever saw Jeff HEALEY onstage playing music, you knew how much joy there was in that for him."
Had there been any pressure to go back to lucrative rock music rather than follow his passion for jazz?
"Jeff was a very strong person who really had his priorities as far as music goes, and he knew exactly what he loved best. That was where he put most of his energy," Petersen said. "He was very accommodating for anyone who wanted to talk about jazz from the twenties and thirties and his love of that. He was very open and generous about that. [But] for people who wanted to do interviews about Jeff the rock star, he was really less accommodating about wanting to have that as the focus."
"Been there, done that" are the words often attributed to Healey as to why the rock and touring life no longer held much interest, along with his desire to remain close to his 13-year-old daughter and three-year-old son. But it does little to explain the drive to follow his jazz passion. For instance, years ago, he helped to issue a CD compilation of rare recordings of Fletcher Henderson with Louis Armstrong, Petersen noted.
It only proves yet again that successfully creative people are not just talented at their particular specialties, but are energized, multifaceted phenomena whom we are lucky to have witnessed.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-17 published
FELLMAN, Carol (née BRADBROOKE)
It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of Carol on March 13, 2008, in her 67th year. She will be dearly missed by husband Cameron FELLMAN, daughter Lara and partner Dave CLARKE, sister Margo DICKSON/DIXON and husband John, their children, Gregory, Melissa and Paul, mother-in-law Dorothy AMPLEFORD and in-laws Rick and Carol FELLMAN, Marilyn and Jim TRAVIS and their families. Predeceased by her parents Charles and Janey BRADBROOKE. Carol was a retired teacher who had an illustrious 37 year career in Toronto. She was passionate about living and giving with a joyful heart. Family will receive visitors at Scott Funeral Home, Woodbridge Chapel, on Kipling at Highway 7, on Tuesday, March 18, 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A service in celebration of Carol's life will take place on Wednesday, March 19 at 11 a.m. at Saint Paul's Presbyterian Church, 5750 King Road, east of Highway 27, Nobleton.
"Teacher says, every time a bell rings, an Angel gets his wings."

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-27 published
SWERDFAGER, J. Douglas
Lt. Col. Royal Canadian Air Force (Retired)
Doug passed away peacefully Sunday March 23, 2008 in his 90th year. Fondly remembered and sadly missed by nieces Jacqueline (John) DICKSON/DIXON and Mary (Eric) HENNIGAR, nephews John (Alice) STERLING, Norman (Joan) STERLING, John (Janet) ASHTON and Douglas (Brenda) ASHTON, many grand-nieces and nephews who thought of Doug as their favourite uncle, and longtime friend and companion John Morris who helped him greatly in his later years. Doug was predeceased by his parents Norman and Ada SCHWERDFAGER, twin sister Lois ASHTON, sister Doris STERLING and brother Leslie SWERDFAGER. Anyone who had the privilege of knowing Doug will miss his genuine interests in their lives, his amazing sense of humour and his entertaining repartee. He relished time spent at gatherings with family and Friends discussing politics and sharing childhood memories. Doug was a natural teacher. Following Normal School in Ottawa, he began his career in a one room schoolhouse near Douglas, Ontario and finished as a Director with the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. He was enormously proud of his service in the Royal Canadian Air Force, much of which was served in a teaching capacity overseas during World War 2. Cremation has taken place. At Doug's request there will be no funeral. Interment will take place later this year at the National Military Cemetery, Ottawa. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Trull East Toronto Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 1111 Danforth Avenue.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-04 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Keith Stuart
(May 11, 1932-March 30, 2008)
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and dear friend. Keith will be deeply missed by his wife of 50 years, Marie-Louise, and their children Marina, Scott (Anita TRANINGER,) and Teresa (Mark TIBBETTS;) and sister Joan (Eric KANE, deceased.) 'Opa' always had a special place in his heart for his 5 grandchildren, Mitchel, Lexi, Harry, Max and Sam. Keith was born in Bromley, Kent, England where he grew up, attended grammar school and joined the Royal Air Force in 1948 to satisfy his obvious passion for flying. He immigrated to Canada several years later and joined Trans Canada Airlines in 1956 where he enjoyed a distinguished 36 year career. He, reluctantly, retired as a senior Boeing-747 Air Canada Captain in 1992. Keith will always be remembered for his love of flying, his incredible musical talent, and his keen interest in all sports. We will miss his intelligence, his sharp wit, and his quiet presence at family functions. He was always admired for his choice of simplicity, rather than extravagance. He cherished the simple pleasures of life - be it a quiet evening at home with his wife or a lively family party where he enjoyed a glass of red wine and a cigar with the boys. We hope Keith's final flight takes him to a place of glorious sunshine, everlasting music, and eternal happiness. See ya' Kifi, I'll always love you and miss you. Rested at the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, 'Hart Chapel', 1099 Gordon St. Guelph. Cremation has taken place. Keith will be laid to rest at the Farnham Cemetery in Guelph, Ontario. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease through the Alzheimer 's Society would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home), or condolences may be sent at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com. (Cards are available at the funeral home 519-821-5077 or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com)

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-02 published
TRAINOR, Lynn Emmet Homer (1921-2008)
Lynn TRAINOR, Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Toronto, died April 30th in Toronto. Born December 4th, 1921, Lynn grew up on a farm in Chamberlain, Saskatchewan, attended Moose Jaw Normal School, and taught school in Valor, Saskatchewan. Following undergraduate studies in physics at Saskatchewan, he completed a PhD at Columbia and Minnesota in nuclear physics. His distinguished career included work at National Research Council Canada and professorships at Queen's, University of British Columbia, U of Alberta (founder of Theoretical Physics Institute), and University of Toronto (from 1963). In the 1970s Lynn began research in theoretical biology and was cross-appointed to the Department of Medicine. Lynn enjoyed an active retirement teaching, writing, and travelling. He loved his drives across Canada to his second home on Saltspring Island, British Columbia. Throughout his life Lynn was committed to a wide variety of issues including education, peace, human rights, and the environment. In the 1970s he served as trustee and chair of the North York Board of Education. He was involved with Science for Peace, Pugwash Canada Toronto Montessori, Environmental Health Association and many other organizations. His warmth and enthusiasm for living and learning touched the lives of family, his many Friends, colleagues and students. We are all grateful for his caring, supportive Friendship. He will be greatly missed by his wife Anne (FIDLER.) Predeceased by his daughter Patricia (2006), Lynn leaves his children Laurel and Charlie from his marriage to Helen DICKSON/DIXON; daughter-in-law Jane HARRISON; and grandchildren Matthew, Emma, Jeremy, and Aaron. He was a much beloved brother-in-law and uncle to his extended family. A celebration of Lynn's life will be held at Victoria College Chapel (91 Charles St. W.) on Tuesday May 13 at 11: 00 a.m. with reception following. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be given to Science for Peace (416-978-3606 or scienceforpeace.sa.utoronto.ca) or McMaster Institute for Music and Mind (888-217-6003 or https://awc.mcmaster.ca/awc_camp/Makeagift.aspx).

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-02 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Arnold Rex, M.A. Oxon.
Born in Yorkshire, England on May 16, 1913, Rex passed away peacefully in Ottawa on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at the age of 95. Beloved and kind husband of Joyce for 61 years. Loving father of Ann McDONALD (Paul.) Proud grandfather of Heather McDONALD (Brad THORNTON) of Ottawa and Ian McDONALD of Waterloo. Predeceased by his son John and his brothers Aidan and Oswald. He attended Lincoln College, Oxford, earning an Honours Degree in Law. During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Artillery and Bedfordshire Yeomanry and finished with the rank of Major. At Dad's request, there will be no visitation. Private Cremation will take place. A Memorial Service will be held at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore Doctor and Baseline Rd.) Nepean on Friday, June 27, 2008 at 11 a.m. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until time of service. For those wishing, donations may be made to the Leukemia Research Fund (936 The East Mall, Toronto, Ontario M9B 6J9). Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-21 published
BETT, Helen (née JAMES)
In her 94th year at North York General Hospital on June 15, 2008 Helen succumbed to complications from her second stroke, having lived a full life of consideration for and service to others. Helen, beloved wife of the late Hillyard. Dearly loved and missed by her children Carolynn and John and his wife Marjorie and cherished grandchildren Laura and Alan GOW and their father Ron. Held also in loving memory by her niece, Ada DICKSON/DIXON, together with her husband Brian DICKSON/DIXON, and by her faithful sorority sister Margaret BEASLEY. Memorial service in the chapel of Trull Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 1111 Danforth Avenue (east of Donlands subway) on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Thanks to North York General Hospital palliative care and caring staff and residents of the Gibson Retirement Residence. Donations in memory of Helen will be gratefully accepted by the North York Harvest Food Bank, the Loft Community Services or a charity of your choice. Condolences at www.mem.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-04 published
HUNTER, Colonel Peter W., CD
Past Commanding Officer and Former Honorary Colonel The Governor General's Horse Guards, Former Colonel Commandant Royal Canadian Armoured Corps
On Wednesday July 2, 2008, at the age of 77. Loving husband to Wanda. Dear father to Geoffrey (Marie-José) and Elizabeth DICKSON/DIXON (Neil,) the mother of his children, Mrs. Judith KILBORN. Grandchildren Claire HUNTER, Jenny, Allan, and Greg DICKSON/DIXON. Step-father to Malia McLAUGHLIN, Christine VILLAREAL (Raphael,) and Nancy McLAUGHLIN, and step-grandchildren Sarah, Breanna and C.J. VILLAREAL. Peter is survived by his aunt Bernice HUNTER, and his numerous cousins. Col. HUNTER had a distinguished record of service in the military, corporate and volunteer sectors. He attended the University of Toronto Schools and Royal Military College (#3058.) Colonel HUNTER joined the Governor General's Horse Guards in 1952, and commanded the Regiment from 1965 to 1967. During the next 23 years he was a member and later Chairman of the Regimental Board of Trustees. He was Honorary Lieutenant Colonel from 1992 to 2001, and Honorary Colonel from 2002 to 2004. Col. HUNTER was the 12th Colonel Commandant of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps and served in this position from 2005 to 2007. He was a founder and co-chair of Reserves 2000, an organization of individuals concerned about the future of the Canadian Forces Reserve. His business career spanned 18 years, first at Signum Communications Inc. and then at McConnell Advertising, where he was Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer. He founded Pramcom Communications and from 1989 to 1992 he was Vice President, Corporate Affairs for Citibank Canada. In 1992 he became President of the Zoological Society of Metropolitan Toronto. Subsequently he served as Chairman of the Advertising Review Board of Ontario. His community services included, a Member of the Board of Humber Regional Hospital (formerly York Finch General Hospital) for twenty years and then Chairman of the Board. He was Chair of the Great Lakes Division of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires; Director of Big Brothers of Toronto; Chair of the Liver Foundation, Past Vice-President of the Empire Club, and President of the University of Toronto Schools Alumni Association. He was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Royal Canadian Military Institute and Chairman of the Long Range Planning Committee. Corporate directorships have included CJRT-FM, Institute of Canadian Advertising, American Marketing Association (Vice-Chairman), Canadian Broadcast Executives Society and many others. Awards include the Canadian Forces Decoration and Clasp; the Canadian Centennial Medal, the Canada 125 Medal, the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, the Commissionaires Distinguished Service Medal, and the Commissionaires Long Service Medal. His motivation, dedication, and gentle personality will be remembered. Colonel Peter will be sorely missed by all those whose lives he touched. The family will receive Friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 6 and from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, July 7. Funeral Service to be held in Saint_James' Cathedral, 65 Church Street, Toronto (at King Street), on Tuesday, July 8 at 11 a.m. A reception to follow at the Rosedale Golf and Country Club. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Govenor General Horse Guards' Foundation, 1048 Glenhair Street, Cobourg, Ontario, K9A 5B8, would be appreciated by the family. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-12 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Robert Walker, P.Eng.
W.W. II Veteran, Royal Canadian Air Force
Passed away peacefully at Muskoka Landing Long Term Care, Huntsville on Sunday July 6, 2008. Robert DICKSON/DIXON of Huntsville in he 85th year. Loving husband Betty dear father of Jamie (Judi), Anne (Bill), and Jane (Peter). Cherished grandpa of Brian, Michael, Chris, Bek and Jen. A Celebration of Bob's life has been held at All Saints Anglican Church, Huntsville. Memorial gifts to All Saints Anglican Church or the Alziemers Society. www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-16 published
ROBINSON, Roger Reed
Died peacefully on July 8, 2008 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was born on December 13, 1941 in Toronto, Ontario. Predeceased by his wife, Wendy in 2003 and his father Harry ROBINSON and step-father Reg DICKSON/DIXON; Roger is survived by his loving mother, Dorothy Alice DICKSON/DIXON. He will be sadly missed by many relatives and Friends throughout Canada and the U.S. Roger and Wendy were married in 1977 and enjoyed many wonderful years together. He was an avid hunter and actively involved with the Mission and District Rod and Gun Club. A celebration of Roger's life will be held at Burkeview Funeral Home, 1340 Dominion Ave in Port Coquitlam on Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 2: 00 p.m. A reception will follow at the Burkeview Funeral Home.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-11 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Pauline (née WOOD)
Passed away peacefully on March 9, 2008 after a valiant battle against cancer. Predeceased by her brother Michael WOOD of Deep River, Ontario, Pauline will be greatly missed by her husband Bob, son Marshall and his girlfriend Amber, daughter Meghan, parents Terry and Gwineth WOOD of Clifford, Ontario, mother-in-law Bernice DICKSON/DIXON of Beaverton, Ontario, brothers-in-law Peter (Jill) of St. Albert, Alberta and Don of Edgeware, Middlesex, United Kingdom. Pauline and family would like to specially thank all the girls for their Friendship and support. Thanks as well to Dr. Salim and staff at the Allan Blair Cancer Clinic, Palliative Care, and Home Care. A celebration of Pauline's life will be held on Friday, March 14th, 2008 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan with Rev. Jerven Weekes officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Pauline may be made to the Allan Blair Cancer Centre, 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan S4T 7T1. Arrangements in care of Lee Funeral Home, Regina, Saskatchewan, 306-757-8645.

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-14 published
MILLS, Lauretta Isabella (née COLLINS)
After a brief illness at the Wellington Terrace in Fergus, Ontario on Wednesday, March 12th, 2008 in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Morley Francis. The daughter of the late Wellington Guest COLLINS and Isabelle CAMPBELL of Kincardine Township, Bruce County, sister of Emily BUSHELL of Kincardine and the late Edward, Mabel and Allison. Much loved mother of Roy (Sandra,) Linda CHESTNUT (Leo), Dennis (Sylvia) and Lois DICKSON/DIXON. Grandmother of Aaron, Graham, Andrea, Matthew and Joshua. Step-grandmother of Sharon, Sally, Edwin, Marcia and Patrick and their families. A life long commitment to her family, her church and her community. Friends will be received at the J.S. Jones and son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, 905-877-3631 on Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, March 15th, 2008 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Brampton Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Saint_John's United Church would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

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DICKSON/DIXON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2008-03-15 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Edwin " Ted" James
It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved brother and uncle on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at Saint Michael's Hospital, in his 71st year. Ted was the son of the late Fred and Evelyn DICKSON/DIXON. He is survived by his sister Barbara MOAR (Jim,) his brothers Fred and Don (Pauline). He will be missed by his nieces Kim, Denise and Debbie, nephews Fred, Thomas, Bill, Kevin, David and the late Richard. Also survived by great-nieces and nephews. In his younger years, Ted worked for Liberty Furniture and eventually owned and operated his own taxi cab in Toronto. Ted was always there for his family and Friends, helping them in any way he could. Many of his Friends are lifetime Friends made when he was just a young boy. His laugh and joking way will be sadly missed. As per Ted's request, there will be no funeral service. Arrangements are entrusted to Ward Funeral Home (416-241-4618). Condolences may be sent to edwin.dixon@wardfh.com

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