****PLEASE BE ADVISED, DUE TO POOR ROAD AND WEATHER CONDITIONS THE FUENRAL SERVICE FOR DAVID HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2023 AT 2:00PM****
David (Dave) Dixon died peacefully in his sleep on January 11, 2023, at The Moncton Hospital. Born in Moncton, he was the son of the late Russell and Alice (Weldon).
Survived by his wife Nancy (McBeath), daughter Tami O’Blenis (Randy), son Mike Dixon (Tricia), grandchildren Miranda O'Donnell (Mackenzie) and Liam and Drew Dixon, brother John Dixon, and many brothers and sisters in law, nieces, and nephews.
At the age of 17 Dave joined the Canadian Armed Forces (Navy), serving for 5 years and sailing on the HMCS Chaudiere, Terra Nova, and La Hulloise.
He then became a firefighter with Transport Canada at the Moncton Airport and retired as a Captain after 30 years.
Ever too energetic to be idle for long, he began working "temporarily" at St Paul's United Church in Riverview and after 17 years he retired once again at the age of 70 but continued to be a volunteer and mentor.
Dave was recently honoured by the Moncton Gun Club for his 40 years as an active member of the skeet and trap shooting community. He enjoyed the camaraderie and competition with his friends across the Maritimes.
He was his grandchildren's number one fan, supporting them in every aspect of their lives as well as in their many sporting interests including baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer, and volleyball.
In the 70’s and 80’s he was a coach and manager of numerous Riverview Minor Hockey and Baseball teams and was a member of the Riverview Kinsmen Club.
His family will be receiving friends and relatives at
Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine
Road, Riverview (869-2007) on Friday January 13, 2023, from 5-7pm.
A celebration of life for Dave will take place on
Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 2:00pm at St. Paul’s United
Church, 404 Cleveland Ave. A reception will follow.
Masks are required for both events.
For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed through St. Paul's United Church's Facebook page, found here, or through their YouTube page, found here.
A special "Thank You" from Dave's family to everyone at 4200 for the care and expertise they provided to Dave over the last 6 months.
Donations to the Oncology Unit of The Moncton Hospital, PAWS Moncton (SPCA), and/or St. Paul's United Church would be greatly appreciated.