William Dixon

Obituary of William Dixon




Dixon, William George passed peacefully away in the presence of his ever-loving wife on Thursday, September 28, 2023. Bill, as he preferred, aged 88 years, was born and grew up in Buchans, NL.


Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 67 years, Zelda, son Robert Dixon (Nancy), son-in-law Michael  Sweeney (Jr), grandchildren James Sweeney, Dylan Dixon, Caleigh Sweeney and Julia Dillon, brothers-in-law Clarence Barnes (Janet), Leo Mouland, the Wells Family, the Barnes family and many cousins, his ‘Tim’s crowd’ and a large circle of friends.


Predeceased by his daughter Peggy (May 2023), parents, James and Margaret Dixon, in-laws, BrigaderesLester and Martha Barnes, sister, Margaret Mouland, brother, infant David, and brother-in-law Edward Barnes.


Bill received his BA and BAEd from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He spent most of his working career in education in Baie Verte, NL, and his retirement years in Conception Bay South, NL. He received many awards from his time volunteering with numerous committees and his many years as mayor, deputy-mayor and councillor with the Town of Baie Verte, and Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador.


Bill had a great sense of humor, weird at times, and enjoyed a good argument.


Bill’s interests were varied and ranged from hunting and fishing to cruising many places in the world to spending time in the garden. His greatest love by far, however, was Zelda and his family and he adored his grandchildren.


The family would like to thank the staff at Neurosurgery of the Health Sciences Centre, the staff at Veterans Pavillion, Dr. Tony Rolfe, family physician, and Hickey’s Funeral Home.


Bill was a great husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandparent, nephew, colleague, mentor and friend. He will be missed.


Visitation In Hickey’s Funeral Home, 570 Conception Bay Highway, CBS, on Sunday October 1st, 2023 from 2-630pm, followed by a service of Thanksgiving in Hickey’s Memorial Chapel at 7pm.


The family kindly ask that masks be worn if attending the visitation and service of Thanksgiving.

Donations may be made to the SPCA or a charity of one’s choice.


To send a message of condolence, please visit www.hickeysfuneralhome.com


Always in our hearts.


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