Earl Charles DIXON

Earl Charles Dixon born October 3, 1921, in Winnipeg, passed away peacefully at Salmon Arm, on Tuesday, January 25, 2005. Aged 83 years. He will be dearly loved and remembered by his three daughters Marg Surinak (Jack) of Fort St. John, Christine Grout (Gary) of Nakusp and Linda Dixon (Dan McGrath) of Armstrong. Also mourning his passing are grandchildren Stacey Derouin (Rob) of Fort St. John, Lee Surinak of Fort Nelson, Chris Surinak of Ft. St. John, Clair Paradis of Montreal, Amos Evans of Abbotsford, Kate Grout (Warren) of Calgary and Geoffrey Grout (Carolyn) of Westbank; two great grandchildren Lauren Surinak of Ft. St. John and Jake Evan in Abbotsford; brother Art Dixon (Nettie) of Aldergrove; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by brothers Harold and Jack, sisters Grace Oakland, Marg Saunders and Mary Carlson. Earl grew up in Armstrong and served with the 28th Regiment during WWII. On his return he married Mary Ann Lohman and raised three daughters in Armstrong. He was the second acting manager of the Armstrong & Spallumcheen Savings and Credit Union and a strong supporter of the original ice arena in Hassen Hall. Earl was one of the original Armstrong Shamrocks Lacrosse team members. He loved to skate and made an outdoor rink at the family home on Van Kleeck Avenue where the whole neighbourhood would gather. Earl built one of the first summer cabins on Okanagan Lake which the family still enjoy. He was an active Mason in both the Armstrong and Nakusp Lodges and served as Grand Master. Earl was always full of fun and high spirits, a very loving, affectionate father, grandfather and great-grandfather. We will all miss his infectious grin and wacky sense of humour. A Memorial Service was held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 29, 2005, at Zion United Church, Armstrong. Reverend Lorraine Powell officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, c/o The People Place, 102, 3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S1 or the Royal Canadian Legion. Condolence messages may be emailed to the family at pafsarmstrong@telus.net Arrangements in the care of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Armstrong. 546-7237

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