Wendy R. Canada-Dixon

September 20, 2016

Wendy R. Canada-Dixon

WENDY R. CANADA-DIXON – in Woburn, September 20th at the age of sixty- eight. Wendy was the wife of the late Neil Dixon. Loving daughter of Marguerit Canada of Woburn and the late Wendall Canada. Devoted mother of Colby Canada, his wife Sara Jo of TN, Keir Canada, his wife Kathy of FL, Lenny Canada and Jessica Walsh Canada of NH, Neil Dixon of NH, Indira Dixon of LA and Jamieson Nickerson-Dixon of LA. Cherished sister of Kevin Canada, his wife Grace of CA, Mary Alice Canada and Keith Canada of Woburn, Kim Canada Berg of Stoneham, Paul Greenleaf Canada, his wife Kesha of FL, Juanita “Dondi” Canada of Framingham and Kerry “Mici” Canada, his wife Lisa of CA. Dedicated and loving “Nonnie”/“Nano” of twenty-one grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Wendy is also survived by her stepmother Nancy Canada. A Funeral will be held in St. John’s Baptist Church, 38 Everett Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at theLynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn Funeral Home, Tuesday, 3-7 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Wendy’s memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

OBITUARY:

Wendy Canada Dixon passed away Tuesday, September 20th at Winchester Hospital after a very brief illness. The wife of the late Neil Dixon, she was sixty-eight years of age.

Born in Woburn she was one of eight children born to Marguerit Canada and the late Wendall Canada. Raised and educated here in Woburn, Wendy graduated with Woburn High School Class of 1966 having served as Secretary of the Class. Wendy had actually attended her fiftieth Class Reunion just two weeks ago and had a wonderful time reuniting with all her classmates from the “good ole days!” While in high school Wendy was an exceptional classmate! There were very few people in Woburn High that she didn’t know but by the time she graduated she knew them all. She was quite active as a cheerleader through out the years inspiring others to cheer right along!

After high school Wendy married and brought into the world six children, to whom she has been devoted over and throughout the years. She was actively involved in all that they had to do with school, sports and life. Wendy was very instrumental in bringing the Head Start Program to Woburn so that many children could be introduced to school at an early age.

In 1989 Wendy moved to Louisiana where she took up residence for the next three decades. While living near Alexandria Wendy had secured a position at Huey Plung Medical Center where she was gainfully employed over the years, retiring in 2014. While in Louisiana, she attended Louisiana State University earning her degree and during 2014 and 2015 Wendy had worked at the Rapides Parish Library.

Over the years Wendy would return to Woburn, where a lot of her family still remains. She took great pride in all her children, her sister and brothers, nieces and nephews and grand and great grandchildren. Wendy was a very strong woman of faith, family and love, who throughout her sixty eight short years truly managed to touch the hearts of many people, being remembered with a great deal of dignity and respect.

Wendy was predeceased by her Dad, Wendall and husband Neil.

She is lovingly survived by her mother Marguerit Canada of Woburn. Devoted mother of Colby Canada, his wife Sara Jo of TN, Keir Canada, his wife Kathy of FL, Lenny Canada and Jessica Walsh Canada of NH, Neil Dixon of NH, Indira Dixon of LA and Jamieson Nickerson-Dixon of LA. Cherished sister of Kevin Canada, his wife Grace of CA, Mary Alice Canada and Keith Canada of Woburn, Kim Canada Berg of Stoneham, Paul Greenleaf Canada, his wife Kesha of FL, Juanita “Dondi” Canada of Framingham and Kerry “Mici” Canada, his wife Lisa of CA. Dedicated and loving “Nonnie”/“Nano” of twenty-one grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Wendy is also survived by her stepmother Nancy Canada. A Funeral will be held in St. John’s Baptist Church, 38 Everett Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn Funeral Home, Tuesday, 3-7 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Wendy’s memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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  1. Keisha White

    I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Wendy and I am sadden to learn of her passing. Ms. Wendy is a very nice lady and I enjoyed working with her. We shared stories of family, hair, and past experiences. She is always smiling and joyful. She will be missed and the family has my sympathy.

    Thanks

  2. To the Canada and Dixon family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Wendy’s passing, she will be missed by all who knew her. I’m so happy that I ran into her during my last trip home. RIP Wendy

  3. Canada-Dixon family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    Charlie & Sandy Culhane

  4. will miss you even though we haven’t seen each other since school and our 40th reunion it was great to keep in touch through emails. You were always the cheerful one.

  5. My sincere condolences to wendys family. She was a wonderful person pleasure to have known her since she lived two doors down from my family in the project

  6. Wendy and I to school together,from the class of 1966. Even thought it was 50 years ago I will never forget her.We had so much fun, and she will always be my friend.
    Sam Coiro

  7. Linda Borgeson Begley

    My prayers go to Wendy’s family & friends.
    Wendy will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Rest in peace Wendy.

  8. It was a pleasure to know and work with Mrs. Dixon during her time in Central Louisiana at the Rapides Parish Library. We pray the peace that passes all understanding will surround your family. You are in our prayers.
    Martin Luther King Jr.Branch

  9. I was lucky enough to have worked with Wendy while she spent time in central Louisiana at Rapides Parish Library, and was always touched by her laugh, her quick wit, and the kindness she extended to everyone around her. Thoughts and prayers from RPL to her family in this time.

  10. Ms. Wendy was a wonderful person. She always had a smile on her face and was willing to help everyone. We truly miss her at the library and send our deepest sympathies to her family and friends.

    Peace & prayers,

    Melissa (Rapides Parish Library)

  11. To the family and friends of Wendy Dixon:
    I wish you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

    With deepest sympathies,

    Victoria Cienfuegos

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