Dixie Blackmore

August 6, 2020 29 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our very special person. She would give you the shirt off her back or a kick in the butt depending on what you needed. She had a heart of gold and a great sense of humor. She will be missed greatly by the many lives she touched.

Dixie is survived by her loving long-time partner Laura, her sisters Arlene and Phyllis, her aunt Georgia, her long-time friend Dena; her numerous nieces/nephews and great nieces/nephews; her numerous cousins and a multitude of FRIENDS.

She is predeceased by her mom Gwen, her father Dale, her brother Ralph and her uncle Malcolm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Dixie‘s name to:
1. NACCS (Northern Alberta Curling Championship Society) towards a scholarship(s) for junior curler(s). Send cheques to T. Morris at 111 – 100 Foxhaven Drive, Sherwood Park, AB, T8A 6B6. Phone: 780-918-8428. Call if you want to transfer money by another method.
2. Tails of Help at tailsofhelp.ca then click on the yellow donate button.
3. Any charity of your choice

Due to the current covid situation and Dixie‘s wishes there will not be a funeral. As celebration of life will be held with the immediate family at a later date.

  1. Dixie – I’ll not forget you, and your immense spirit and grand sense of humour. It was always fun to chat with you at the club. You were amazing, and ran the ‘show’ with extreme professionalism and enthusiasm! When you come to mind, it will be with a smile in my heart.

    My condolences to Laura, her family and her entire circle of friends.

  2. So sorry to hear about Dixie, our sincere condolences to her family and friends. Dixie was a wonderful person to deal with at the club, she will be greatly missed.

  3. My thoughts are with you Laura. I always enjoyed my visits with Dixie at the curling clubs. They will be missed. Hugs to you.

  4. I got to know Dixie well, after she hired me to fill a position at NACA.
    I learned so much from her. She was smart, kind and all around a lovely person. My heart goes out to Laura, Dixie’s family and close friends. Treasure the memories. 💞

  5. Our condolences to Blackie, Laura, family and friends!

  6. I was very saddened and shocked to hear of Dixie’s passing. She was an exceptional human. I admired her grit and kindness, and most of all, her “find a way together” attitude. It’s unbelievable that she’s gone. My sincere condolences go out to everyone whose life she touched, but especially her family and partner, Laura, who must be heartbroken. Dixie will be missed tremendously, but she’s also left a tremendous legacy in the community. Hugs, Dixie. Rest easy knowing you’re loved and respected, and that you’ll always be remembered.

  7. Our thoughts are with you Laura. We extend our condolences to Dixie’s family and friends. Dixie was a very special person and she touched many people with her biting wit, hard work, and compassion. We will miss her.

  8. My sincere condolences to your family, friends and Laura. Remembering you on your safari to Maasai Mara where every day before game drive you could put a candy next to my seat and joked “Francis get us a cheetah with sunglasses”Thanks for the gifts you sent us to Kenya. Me and my family will never forget her kindness.

  9. Although small in stature Dixie was blessed with an enormous heart that had room for everyone she met. Sandy and I send our love and condolences to Laura at this very trying time.

  10. I am so sorry to hear of Dixie’s passing. My heart goes out to Laura and all of her family. Rest In Peace Dixie.

  11. I am writing on behalf of Barry and myself to express our heartfelt condolences to Laura and to everyone in Dixie’s family in this terrible time. Dixie was a good friend, a fierce competitor, a lover and promoter extraordinaire
    of the sport of curling, and most importantly – a genuinely great person. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed. Farewell Dixie! Barb and Barry Sheptycki

  12. Dixie helped make the Ellerslie Curling Club feel like home. She treated me as family from the moment I met her. I will greatly miss seeing her face at the club every week.

  13. Laura,
    Was so shocked to hear of Dixie’s passing. She was such a fun loving person and will be so missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her family.

    Love and Hugs,
    Sharon

  14. My sincere condolences go out to you Laura and Dixie’s family. I will always cherish the memories of us on the Mara river that one beautiful morning in June 2018. Keep searching for those Leopards Dixie!!!

  15. So sorry to hear Laura; she sounded much like you. A treasure to be sure.

  16. Laura, my condolences to you. Sorry to hear of the passing of your partner. She sounds Iike a special and loving person.

  17. To Laura, Blackie and all family and friends, my sincere condolences. I first met Dixie in 1993 when we worked together at Expocrete. Our friendship remained steadfast over the years and we had many good times getting together over a meal to catch up on our lives, work, family, travels, getting older, and her cats. We reminisced and we laughed – A LOT! Dixie was a hard worker and a serious competitor in her sports. She was private and fiercely protective of those she cared about. I will be forever grateful for Dixie’s unfailing friendship. She was funny and kind, and a true and genuine person. She will be missed and dearly remembered. Fly with the angels my friend.

  18. My sincere condolences to family and friends. Yes, she will be missed.

  19. My thoughts goes To Dixie’s family and friends. She was à wonderful and friendly manager at Ellerslie Curling Club. God Bless Her.

  20. We are very sad to hear that Dixie passed away so suddenly. She was truly a friend to all of the curlers and did an outstanding job as Manager of Ellerslie Curling Club. She will be greatly missed! Our sincere condolences to Laura and Dixie’s family.

  21. Sincere condolences to Laura and to all of Dixie’s family. I have many great memories curling with Dixie. She always was very supportive on and off the ice – even when my guards were a “little deep” (“Sask” guard in the 4 foot!), she never really got upset! Trying our best to keep up with sweeping her super-fast takeouts was always fun! Dixie’s contributions to the sport of curling & to clubs in the Edmonton area will not be forgotten. She will be missed by many.
    Rest in Peace, my friend.

  22. I have had the pleasure of traveling and spending time with Laura and Dixie over the years. Dixie has always been in her quite way an advocate for all, fun loving and force to be reckoned with when necessary. Laura my heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow. Dixie will certainly be missed by all that have the pleasure of knowing her!

  23. It is with deep sorrow and much love that we cherish the memories of our long-time friend Dixie. She always made an effort to keep in touch -connecting over the miles – and would visit when our travels brought us closer. Once we received a card from her that shared why God created friends ” to make this world a warmer place – to give a little breather from life’s rapid pace and challenges” We hold many fond thoughts of Dixie’s compassion for animals and her love of nature as we look back on happy times spent together and we feel blessed to have had known her. Sharing in your sadness – Patricia & Lynda (Ontario)

  24. Laura my thoughts are with you during such a difficult time. Our sincere condolences to Dixie’s entire family and friends.

    Cindy Maddock

  25. We are thinking of Laura during this time. Our prayers are with you and all of the families and friends. Deepest condolences!
    Lena & Mike West

  26. You will be missed my friend.
    Your wit, sense of humour and genuine candour were priceless.
    We never got to have that second segway race, but I was ready for you.
    Thanks for being so honest. Thanks for being so good to my very dear friend Laura.
    Thanks for listening and always telling me the truth. Goodness knows we need more people like that in this world.
    Wendy sends her love as well.
    Rest in peace Dixie.

  27. Sad news indeed. Dixie was a gem. Always helpful and genuine. The club will miss her and many of us there will too. My deepest sympathy to her family.

  28. I am still in shock with the news of Dixie’s passing! Dixie was one of the nicest, most honest and genuine people that I knew, we spent a lot of time working together at various curling events for NACA over the years and I am thankful for every minute of that time that I was able to spend with her! My heartfelt condolences to Laura, Blackie and the entire Blackmore family. We certainly lost a real gem! RIP my friend, I am going to miss you!

  29. Sending love, strength and prayers to Laura and to all that knew Dixie for she will be deeply missed.

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