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Phyllis May Dixon

A celebration of life for the late Phyllis May Dixon, 94, will be held in Minasville in August.
Mrs. Dixon died March 29, 2019, in Richmond Villa, St. Peter’s. 
Born in Minasville, she was the second youngest child of George F.  and A. Florence
A celebration of life for the late Phyllis May Dixon, 94, will be held in Minasville in August. Mrs. Dixon died March 29, 2019, in Richmond Villa, St. Peter’s. Born in Minasville, she was the second youngest child of George F. and A. Florence (Woodworth) Hamilton, and last surviving member of her immediate family. She left Minasville to train as a stenographer in Amherst and, on completion, signed up with the Royal Canadian Air Force to help with the war effort. She was stationed at Rockcliffe, St. Hubert, Lethbridge and ended her service at Gorsebrook in Halifax. When the war ended, she worked at TCA (Air Canada), Halifax, then transferred to Moncton, where she met her husband, Lloyd. Five children later, she returned to work, first at Eaton’s, then for 17 years in the Treasury Dept. at City Hall, Moncton. She had many other work experiences, most notably at Gallery One. Active in Home and School, she participated on the local, provincial, and federal levels and was awarded a NB lifetime membership. She loved her church, Mountain View United and was active with United Church Women until age 84, when she moved to Grand Greve. She taught English to new immigrants with MAGMA, volunteered at the SPCA, canvassed for the Heart and Stroke Fund, volunteered with Parkinson’s Canada, and was an active participant in the Terry Fox Run for 20 years. She loved music, and was a prolific reader, instilling a love of reading in her children. She travelled throughout Canada, to England, Scotland and Burkina Faso, West Africa, with her sister Shirley, to the home of son, Alan and his family. She is survived by three daughters, Michele Jonas, Grand Greve; Patricia (Ken) Minasville; Carol (Daniel), Grand Greve; two sons, Timothy (Dawn), Calgary; Alan (Alison), Calgary; 11 grandchildren, Meredith, Bond, Jesse (Josy), Luke (Mariena), Matthew (Krysten), Joel, Adam, Eric, Abbie, Reid, Olivia; five great-grandchildren, Adrien, Lauren, Myla, Ellianna, Mikaela; great-great-grandchild, Daniel; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd Adam Dixon; 13 siblings, Edward, Abbie, Esther, Marion, Leslie, Isabel, Alberta, Grace, Clara, Sarah, Margaret, Francis, Shirley; son-in-law, Keith Jonas. Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

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