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Wayne Dixon


Wayne Dixon

  It is with great sadness that we, the family, are announcing the passing of Wayne Delburt Dixon, at the age of 80 years.

  Wayne passed peacefully away surrounded by his lovely family at the Kiwanis Nursing Home, in Sussex on October 29th, 2021.

  He was born in Kirkland Lake, ON, the son of Ralph and Fern (Danis) Dixon. 

  Wayne; an intelligent, well spoken, educated man, was a graduate of Moncton High School attended Ottawa Tech and Upper Canada College.

  He worked and traveled Canada in the diamond drilling industry working under his father’s company Dixon Drilling Ltd.

  In 1975, Wayne married the love of his life Linda (Bulmer) and together welcomed their son Darryl, who they loved and cherished unconditionally. With great pride, they lived and worked in Moncton, Edmonton, Bathurst and then finally settled together in the Sussex area.

  Wayne was an active member of the community who was involved in both Moncton minor hockey as a coach and Moncton/Riverview Sea Cadet Corps as CIL and received a Commemorative Medallion for his dedication with Moncton’s 100th Anniversary. He was a proud and knowledgeable self-taught cabinet maker who ran and managed his own woodworking business as well as spent many years at the NBCC Dieppe in the carpentry shop.

  Wayne, a man of many talents, had a strong passion for aviation and in the 60’s became a Private Pilot; a love and knowledge he passed along to his son. He particularly loved bush flying in the northern wilderness. A natural musician, Wayne enjoyed playing guitar at various venues for entertainment and was a volunteer with Sussex Search and Rescue. Wayne’s true commitment was spending quality time with his family, of which he loved dearly. His grandson Ryker was his pride and joy. Together they share many memories to last a lifetime; lunches in the woods, quad rides, a moose hunting trip and if they were not outside you could be sure they were together in the music room playing guitar.

  He is survived and will be sadly missed by his wife Linda; son Darryl (Melanie) and proud, loving grandson Ryker.  Also by his niece Tracy Lagace (Charlie), nephew Kevin Vickers (Margie) and several great nieces and nephews in NB and ON.  

  Wayne was predeceased by his parents Ralph and Fern (Danis) Dixon as well as sister Loreen Dixon.

  In respecting Wayne's wishes, there will be no funeral service, rather, a Celebration of Life at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Salisbury Funeral Home (372-4800)

  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Burial Location
Fair Haven Memorial Gardens

Requested Charity
Heart and Stroke Foundation or Alzheimer's Society