Elizabeth “Lorraine” nee Emmerson Dixon

Elizabeth “Lorraine” Dixon (nee Emmerson)

June 30th, 1948- April 2, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Lorraine, devoted wife of Tony, loving mother to Jonathan (Ashley) and Paula (Bill), and proud grandma to Hannah, Liam, Evan and Ella.

Born in Yorkshire, Lorraine trained as a nurse at St. James’ Hospital in Leeds and worked in Zambia, Kenya and England before coming to Canada in 1972. She lived first in Rainy River in North-Western Ontario and then in Hamilton, where she raised her family before resuming her career in nursing.

Lorraine moved to Hong Kong in 1994 and retired to Salt Spring Island in 2002, where she died peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

The family thanks Drs. Butcher and Beaver for their medical care over the last few months. Special thanks to the Home and Palliative Care Nurses, Community Health Care Workers and hugely supportive friends and neighbours who all helped ensure that Lorraine could be looked after at home.

A small private funeral will take place on Friday 11th April. Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life on Saturday 12th April from 3-6pm at 280 South Bank Drive.

If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation.

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