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Memorable Manitobans: Geoffrey L. “Geoff” Dixon (1921-2006)

Printer, municipal official.

Born at Wauchope, Saskatchewan on 28 November 1921, he went to school and worked for the newspaper office at Arcola, Saskatchewan. In 1941, he moved to Winnipeg where he worked in the printing business for 45 years until retirement in 1986. He was a Winnipeg city councillor for the Sargent Park ward for two terms from 1971 to 1977. He volunteered for many community activities such as coaching hockey, baseball and chaperoning teen dances, Boy Scouts and teaching Sunday School. He was a member of Toastmasters, a life member and Past President of the St. James Art Club, and enjoyed participating in curling for most of his life. He also enjoyed oil painting with many of his works hanging in cities around the world. He died on 20 November 2006.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 November 2006.

“They will not be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 January 2007, page B1.

This page was prepared by John Redekopp.

Page revised: 2 November 2017

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