CARTER, Dixon Andrew

Dixon Andrew Carter entered heaven peacefully on the evening of March 22, 2020 at the palliative care unit of Three Hills Health Care Center with John & Wendy Ibbotson and Sheila Deans around his bed. Dixon was born October 14, 1923 in Brandon, Manitoba to Charles & Margaret Carter, a little brother for sister Muriel. At almost age 18, Dixon joined the Canadian Army and soon was sent across the ocean to fight in World War II. On a weekend pass with some buddies, he attended a dance and met Netta MacLean from Scotland. Meeting as occasions allowed, they were married on March 6, 1944. Dixon returned to Canada after the war with his “war bride” coming a few months later. Their marriage was blessed with Wendy (1947) born in Brandon, MB, Patricia (1950) born in Winnipeg, and Ray (1959) born in Angus, Ontario. When Wendy was in nurse’s training, she gave her life to Christ, and soon after was blessed to see both her parents come to trust in Jesus also through the witness of Merty Getty. Dixon continued to serve with the Canadian Armed Forces until he retired. With both Wendy and Ray now living in Alberta, Dixon & Netta decided to move to Three Hills, where Dixon retired permanently. At the same time, Netta took a job at the Three Hills School as assistant in the kindergarten classroom. She loved it and Dixon was thrilled to see her thrive, as well as get to know her co-workers and various community friends. They were faithful attenders of Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church for many years and involved in various community groups. A few years after her retirement, Netta got cancer and passed away March 26, 1994. He married Isabel Deans on July 7, 1995 and the Lord blessed them with over 10 years together, each taking an active interest in the other spouse’s children and grandchildren. Isabel got cancer and passed away January 6, 2006. While Dixon was lonely, he continued to plant and enjoy the garden until last summer. He often said his best times of the day were when he was alone, working in the garden, and talking with God. Dixon was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Margaret Carter, his sister Muriel, wife Netta, wife Isabel, son Ray, grand-daughter, Brianna and step-daughter Clara Fournier. He leaves to mourn his two daughters, Wendy (John Ibbotson), Patricia (Andy Whyte), step-children, Bob Deans and Sheila Deans, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.A memorial celebration of Dixon's life may be planned for a future date.