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DIXON, Tommy

Wîchasta Mâkoche Iyoksâ-Iyath Hnîhne
Man travelling around the world
December 1, 1961 – Calgary, Alberta
March 1, 2015 – Morley, Alberta

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father Tom Dixon, at the age of 53 years.

Tom was born December 1, 1961 in Calgary, Alberta. He was raised in Eden Valley and attended school in Longview, Alberta. Tom was an elite athlete. He loved playing hockey, baseball, and travelling the rodeo trail. Tom played minor hockey in Black Diamond, Jr. A hockey with the Hobbema Hawks, and was also a team member of the High River Flyers, and the Sarcee Seven Chiefs. He also served on the board of director for the Morley Jr. B Tomahawks; Tom strived and advocated to bring the team back to the community. He encouraged and supported the youth by managing the Tomahawks for several years, Tom was well known in the hockey community. Among the numerous sports he participated in rodeo was his all-time favorite. He was an all-around cowboy beginning in his early years Tom participated in the rough stock events and eventually found his passion in timed events. When Tom was not competing he was always in the arena giving a helping hand to the cowboys and cowgirls. He was known to many as a great mentor and coach within the rodeo arena. For many years Tom served as the president of the Indian Cowboy’s Rodeo Association (IRCA) which is one of the largest Indian rodeo associations in North America.
Tom was survived by his loving wife of 34 years Debbie; his children Buddie (Melissa), Sunni (Andre), Aimee (Chuck), Skilee, Lonnie and his baby girl Callie; his grandchildren Laren, Markus, Anthony, Jaylin, Strann, Stockton, Suree and Emeric; his brothers Bruce (Shelly), Darcy (Kathy); his sisters Diana (Myron), Teresa (Sheldon), Corrina (Gabriel), Tammy (Joey), Nancy and numerous adopted brother and sisters. He is also survived by his mother and father in-law Leroy and Harriet Heavy Runner. He was predeceased by his parents Don Dixon and Margret Runner

Wake Services will be held at the family’s residence (Morley, AB) on Thursday, March 5, 2015 and Friday, March 6, 2015. Funeral Services will be held at Bearspaw Youth Centre (Morley, AB) on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at the Dixon Family Cemetery (Morley, AB). Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Tommy Dixon, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Gus, Traci & Ty Vaile :

    Our hearts ache for all of you. Tommy will be missed by everyone in the rodeo community. He was always there to lend a hand, offer encouragement or just share a laugh. Deepest sympathy from our family to yours.

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  2. Dale and Brenda Bird :

    we are so sorry in your loss our thoughts and prayers go out to the family as we have known Tommy for many years take care and god bless

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  3. Dale and Brenda Bird :

    our sincere condolences go out to the family of Tommy Dixon

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  4. Billy Joseph :

    My deepest sympathies on the passing of Tommy, he was a kind, considerate man.
    Thoughts and prayers are with the Dixon family.

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  5. James and Mary Plain Eagle :

    Dixon Family,

    Our heart felt condolences go out to the Dixon Family. Tom will be missed at Piikani our friend, rodeo partner, and supporter.
    Prayers to the family.

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  6. john calhoun :

    I will miss my friend Tom. Rodeos won’t be the same pard. my condolences too the family

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  7. Gregg C. Smith :

    Tom was one of the nicest men I’ve known for the last 30 years or so. He was a very committed athlete, one of the best in Indian Country. He will always be remembered. My prayers and thoughts go to Debbie and the kids and his siblings. My sincerest condolences from Gregg and Edwina.

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  8. Denise Swampy :

    My deepest condolences to the Dixon Family. Tom along with Debbie helped me feel welcome in the rodeo world travelling back and forth from bc and also down at the INFR. I thank you for that and appreciate the thoughtfulness. Will cherish the memories forever. Hugs to the Family, may you find strength to heal and continue on his legacy of what he loved to do. Bless you all.

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  9. Darcy-Wanda Wallator&family :

    Our deepest sympathies and condolences to all.Tom was a great friend and great man. Had a lot of fun and we have many fond memories growing up with him and his family.He will always be remembered

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  10. Debbie Dixon :

    Our deepest condolences and Prayers to Debbie and Family, from Debbie Dixon and Family. Eden Valley

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  11. Maryann and Lincoln Yarama :

    Our deepest condolences to the family of Tom Dixon. He is now making is last inevitable ride to the country up where the grass grows lush green and stirrup high. Heaven has gained an incredible man. ❤️

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  12. Linda hunter :

    My deepest condolences to the Dixon Family Tommy was part of the Hockey Family…he will always be remembered in our hearts as kind friendly and helpful man …in our community Nakoda Nation

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  13. Wayne and Bev Hill :

    Our sincere sympathy to the Dixon family. Prayers for you all.

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  14. Michael LeBourdais :

    Debbie,

    On behalf of the LeBourdais family in BC please accept our deepest condolences.

    I met Tom when I was 17 in Eden Valley, he made me feel welcome and helped me a great deal there. I cannot imagine a loss so great and thank you and your family for sharing him with is over these years.

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  15. Deepest condolence to the family

    Tommy we are going miss your big smile and long talks about rodeo and hockey each spring.

    Louis family,

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  16. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. RIP Tommy, you will be greatly missed.

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  17. I am saddened by your loss. My cousin Tommy was a caring person who loved and protected his family. I am sure you made him very proud of all your accomplishments in sports, school and becoming good citizens just like him.
    I share this quote: “I am stronger because of the hard times, wiser because of my mistakes, and happier because I have known sadness” Alison Vogel.

    God be with you and remember your dad, husband, grampa, and brother will live in your hearts forever. Sharing your sorrow, Tina Fox.

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  18. Hummel Family Longview :

    Our hearts and sad feelings are with the Dixon Family today. Many great memories of school, hockey & rodeo. Tommy will be remembered and respected for his skills of making you feel special just by being part of his short time here. Rest in peace. Aaron & Marie

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  19. Darlene Johnson :

    Sending Our Condolences, Love and Prayers, Debbie and Loved Ones <3…..Darlene, Sheena-Rae, and Larry Bull Jr…<3

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  20. Trina Daniels :

    My deepest condolences to Debbie and family. Tom always greeted me and my family with a big smile and kind words. He will forever be missed and loved by many. Trina and Family.

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  21. P.J. Daniels :

    Sending my condolences and prayers to the Dixon family.<3

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  22. Anita & Cody Wildman :

    All too young to journey home, our thoughts are with you!

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  23. Randy Studd :

    My condolences to the Dixon family. Tommy was a great man and friend, between playing hockey and baseball and all the school sports, he was always there to play the game and help others . R.I.P Tommy!

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  24. On behalf of the Gladstone, Bly & Hibbs families’ we extend our deepest condolences and our love to Debbie and her family for the loss you suffer right now. Tommy was a good friend to all of us and he will be missed in the many world’s that he was part of…rodeo, hockey and community work.

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  25. Ricky Hummel :

    With a heavy heart I send condolences to the Dixon family. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of meeting him! RIP Tom

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  26. Debbie. , all my best to you and your family. Tom will be missed. His memory will be with me always. He never had a bad word to say and always excelled at what he did and led by example and thank god he was on the 7 Chiefs team cause I could never catch him. Again my condolences Greg & Pat Crook

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  27. Dave n Alice Feltham :

    Our condolences go out to our dear friend Debbie Dixon and the Dixon Family.. Tommy we will always remember u as a man with a big heart a great friend, and that big smile of yours.. You will forever be missed.. R.I.P OUR FRIEND!

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  28. Clark &Ruby Tailfeathers :

    From Clark and Ruby Tailfeathers. We send our heartfelt condolences to all of the family members of Tommy. Clark especially would like to say that Tommy was his friend and was one of best hockey players that he always enjoyed playing against. They were friends through it all. We would later meet up when our children played minor hockey together and enjoyed each visit.

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  29. Rest in peace, Tommy. Thoughts and prayers to the Dixon clan who have endured much loss in recent months. May the Creator’s love bring you comfort and healing.

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  30. Kelly Cheryl and the crowchief family :

    deepest simpathy and condolenances to Debbie and all the babies, TOM you will be missed, prayers of strength go out to the family.

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  31. To Debbie and her children I extend my sincere sympathies. Tommy was a friendly person yet fierce competitor as demonstrated by his various achievements. Memories will last a lifetime.

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  32. Raylynn Whitney :

    The Rodeo trail is sure going to be different without you tommy you will be missed truly but never forgotten

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  33. Carolynn Small Legs :

    Dear Debbie and Family

    Sending my prayers and sincere condolence for your loss. May you heal with each other and know many are sending their best to you and yours.

    Carolynn

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  34. The Valerio and Irish families. :

    Dear Debbie and family, so very sad to hear of your loss. May it be of comfort to you, that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With all our love.
    Uncle Steve, Aunt Agnes, and your cousins
    in Denver.

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  35. frankie lee :

    Blessings leon ,western, luc, frankie lee.

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  36. tara red crow :

    My condolences to you DEBBIE and family.

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  37. Wade Dayment and Family :

    Debbie and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Tommy was a great teammate, and school mate, had a great visit with Tommy and had a chance to catch up, he will be missed but not forgotten.

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