It is with profound sadness that
we announce the sudden and tragic
passing of William Peter Edward (Bill)
Dixon on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the
age of 33.
Left behind to cherish his memory is his wife Tami (nee Kendall) and their two-year old son Frazier. Bill is survived by his mother Edith Gazzola, stepfather Clark Carter, brother
Jeremy Dixon (Raquel), step brother Timothy Carter, father-in-law
Alan Kendall (Cathy), brother-in-law Sid Kendall (Jodi), aunt Judy
MacNeill (Rodger), uncle Michael Gazzola (Pam), aunt Patricia
Zimmer (Robert), aunt Mary Ellen Beamin (Charlie), aunt LeaAnn Russell, aunt Debra Dunsmore (Mic). He will also be missed by nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous lifelong friends.
Bill was predeceased by his father Michael Dixon, grandparents Edward Dixon (Dorothy), Ruth Dixon, Peter and Mary Gazzola, uncle Peter Gazzola and mother-in-law Noreen Kendall.
Bill was born in Hope, BC on May 18, 1981, and growing up he spent time in Hope, Vancouver and Yale. He graduated from Hope Senior Secondary in 2000, and lived in Lone Butte before moving to Kamloops, where he enrolled in welding at Thompson Rivers University. While in Kamloops, Bill met his wife Tami and they began their life together; they married on a sun swept Mexican beach in January 2012, surrounded by their closest friends and family members.
Bill took great pride in his family. Though he spent years working in camps in Alberta, he was hired by Highland Valley Copper in February and was so excited to finally be back home full-time.
His passing was shocking and terribly unfair, we take solace in knowing he was with friends and doing something he loved. Bill is loved so deeply by everyone he knew, he will be greatly missed.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday May 16th at 2pm at the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour St., Kamloops, BC, with Pastor Don Maione officiating.
In lieu of fl owers, a family trust account has been set up at TD Canada Trust in support of Tami and Frazier. Donations can be made at any branch quoting Transit #91460 and
Account #6316630. Online condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com.