DIXON, David William

December 13th, 1949 – June 22nd, 2023

It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of David Dixon – a treasured Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend. He passed away peacefully on June 22nd, 2023 with his family at his side after a courageous battle with Cancer. 

David was the loving husband and best friend to LuAnne Dixon for 50 years; father to Brandee (Dave) Burhoe and David (Michelle) Dixon; cherished grandfather to Emmett and Kingsley; and dear brother-in-law to Penny Dietz, Norm (Val) Dietz and Joyce Dietz. He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews. David was predeceased by his parents Gordon and Margaret Dixon; his brother Robert and sister Beverly; his mother and father-in-law Helen and Orman Dietz; his brother-in-law Richard Dietz and Nephew Brent Dietz. 

Dave started his career as a Millwright working in Chemical Valley in Sarnia, Ontario for over 50 years. Most of his career he spent working for Shell/Basell as a Coordinator and Shutdown Planner and then moving on to Precision Concepts where he retired in 2019.  Dave will always be remembered as the most loving, caring and supportive family man. So much so that after his retirement he moved his life to Cochrane, Alberta so his whole family could be all together.  He will also be remembered for being kind, a man who could fix anything, a mentor and a genuine person with a heart of gold. He was always willing to reach out and help anyone in need. Friends would say if you looked up the word “gentleman” in the dictionary there would be a picture of Dave. 

Cremation has taken place. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Sarnia and District Humane Society. 

Until We Meet Again
Those special memories of you
will always bring a smile. 
If only I could have you back 
for just a little while. 
Then we could sit and talk again,
just like we used to do
You always meant so very much
and always will too. 
The fact that you’re no longer here
will always cause me pain,
But you’re forever in my heart
until we meet again. 

Arrangements entrusted to Flo Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – cochrane@piersons.ca 403-932-1039

  1. On June 27, 2023 at 1:36 pm Norm & Val Dietz Said:

    We are so sorry for your loss and there are no words to express how we feel

  2. On June 27, 2023 at 2:57 pm Gary McBean Said:

    My condolences to all of Dave’s family. Truly a gentleman, never quick to anger, always ready with a smile and a laugh. He dealt with some very technical and challenging situations in his profession and did it at a very high level. Shell Chemical plant was lucky to have him and we were all lucky to call him a friend. RIP David ♥️

  3. On June 27, 2023 at 6:10 pm Matt Carpenter Said:

    Our condolences to the Dixon family. Dave I will always remember you and the things I have learned from you over our years together at Shell. Dave was an inspiration to myself and many more. The kindest person I have ever met. Dave we’re going to miss you all the time but will never forget you. Matt

  4. On June 28, 2023 at 7:14 am Terry Nield Said:

    LuAnne and family, Suzie and I send our sincere condolences, along with our thoughts and prayers to all of you on the loss of Dave. Dave and I shared an office in the Turnaround Planning Department at Shell up until my retirement in 2016.
    He was a very well respected by many, and I thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent together. Dave was always our chauffeur at lunch time at Shell on our trips to Corunna the the IGA (Foodland). Our daily ritual and memories that I will cherish.
    Dave rest in peace my friend. You will be missed.

  5. On June 28, 2023 at 8:17 am Scott, George Said:

    My friend Dave, I will miss you sorrowfully. I will always cherish the times we golfed and played our silly games, laughing and making great memories. Until we meet again, rest in peace.
    LuAnne, I’m so sorry for your loss of a great man. Peace be with you and your family.

  6. On June 29, 2023 at 6:19 am John Lund Said:

    Very sad news. Dave was an outstanding maintenance tradesman, planner and coordinator at the Shell/Montell/Basell Chemical Plant, but more than that he was just a great person to work with. Wish Dave would have had more time to enjoy retirement with family & friends, my deepest condolences.

  7. On June 30, 2023 at 7:35 am Christine Tomlinson Said:

    LuAnne, we are so sorry for your loss. You and David were exceptional neighbors to our mom for so many years. Each time we look at your home here in Sarnia since you moved our first thoughts are David would never have allowed the grass to grow so long or the bushes to not be trimmed. His kindness was always so very much appreciated. Our condolences to you, Brandee and David.

    Rita and Family

  8. On July 4, 2023 at 12:42 pm Joe & Betty McDonald Said:

    LuAnne and family, we were so sorry to hear of your loss, Dave was a true gentleman, and a wonderful caring neighbour. Your leaving Lori Ave. left a real emptiness in our neighbourhood, whenever we drove by he always had a big smile and a wave, he made everyone feel welcome, and whenever we had a heavy rain Dave was always the first one out clearing the drains. We watched your own sweet children grow up, then as your family grew, we understood the need to be with your young family, David was always happiest when talking about Brandee and David, and then his two beautiful grandchildren. Most people come and go, but the Dixon family will always have a place in our hearts. Joe & Betty

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