Peggy Dixon

Obituary of Peggy Dixon


Dixon, Peggy Loretta passed peacefully away in the presence of her ever-loving family on Sunday, May 21. 2023. Peggy aged 65 was born in Springdale, NL and grew up in Baie Verte, NL.

Leaving to mourn her loving husband Michael Sweeney (JR), son James Sweeney, daughter Caleigh Sweeney (Dene), parents Zelda (Barnes) and William Dixon, brother Robert Dixon (Nancy), special nephew Dylan Dixon (Bayley), sibling’s in-law Rosemary (Gerard), Ernie (Joyce), Terry (Irene), David (Maxine), Darlene (Dave), Danny (Enobong), Jacinta (Tom), Emmett, Edith Her uncle Clarence Barnes (Janet) and a huge number of niece and nephews, many first cousins, and many many awesome friends locally, nationally, and worldwide as well a large number of co-workers.

Predeceased by her Grand Parents Dixon and Barnes, in-laws Mary and Michael Sweeney (SR), Brother in-law Donald Sweeney, Uncle Edward Barnes and Aunt Margaret Mouland,

Peggy received her PhD from University of Edinburgh in 1986 and received her Fellowship in the Royal Entomological Society of London in 1983 and her Fellowship in Entomology Society of Canada in 2021.She spent most of working career at Dept, of Agriculture on Brookfield Road.

She was an Adjunct Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and her interest were wide and varied including photography, reading, sports,astronomy, and music and authored professional books and papers.

Peggy was member of the Avalon Dragon Boats and Sci-Fi on the Rock and a staunch supporter of the Cat Rescue program and a lover of all animals. She was a world traveler and was able to fulfill her a lifelong dream of visiting the Galapagos Islands in 2018.

Peggy was a great partner, friend, mentor but most off all a great mom.

Visitation in Hickey’s Funeral Home, 570 Conception Bay Highway, Conception Bay South on Monday, May 22nd, 2023 from 4 – 7 pm, Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023 from 4 – 7 pm. To send a message of condolence, please visit



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