With sadness we share of the passing of our loving mother, Dorothy May Dixon of Swan River who died January 9, 2023, at the age of 86. Dorothy’s immediate family are her daughter Nancy Lee Landry of Winnipeg and her son Jeffrey Michael Dixon and daughter-in-law Carla also of Swan River, Manitoba. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents Walter and Chris Baker, her husband Michael, her daughter Mona Korbaylo, her granddaughter Dana Landry and her sister Louise Janke. Extended family of nieces and nephews live throughout Canada and the United States.
Dorothy was born on September 7, 1936. Her early years were lived out on a farm near Lowe Farm and soon after in the town of Morris, Manitoba. After graduating from Morris Collegiate, she first worked for MTS as a switchboard operator and then studied Home Economics at the University of Manitoba. Dorothy married Michael Lee Dixon in June of 1956. The couple began a family in May of 1957. Whilst raising children along the Red River, Dorothy’s community involvement focused with the Valley Agricultural Society, Order of the Eastern Star and Morris United Church.
A good friend introduced her to Stonecroft Bible studies in 1974. During one of these study groups, Dorothy re-committed her life to Christ. Subsequently, she became involved as guide to these studies with the Christian Womens Club. When she relocated from the Morris to the Swan River area with her husband Michael and son Jeff in 1977, involvement with Stonecroft Ministries held consistent. During this transition, her involvement developed to that of travelling within the province to communicate to others at various Club meetings throughout Manitoba of her Christian walk. Also, during the Swan Valley years, she was employed in health care and worked first as a nurse’s aid and finally as a Home Care attendant in the community.
After Mick’s death in 2001, Dorothy and "her black Labrador cross” Sheba moved into the town of Swan River. Dorothy continued to serve her community by volunteering at the Food Bank, Services to Seniors and the Association for Community Living. Regardless of where or what she was busy at, she was always a culinary adventurer. Her kitchen creations and baking made any event memorable - most notably summer barbecues, opening the week at Clearwater Bay, birthdays, and holiday gatherings. She was devout to the loves of her life - her God, husband, and family.
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