Ina Beatrice Dixon was born February 6, 1923, on the family farm near McAuley, Manitoba. She was the seventh of eight children born to Harry Begg and Margaret (Baskerville) Begg.
Ina passed away in the Meadows Care Centre, Swift Current on November 22, 2019 at the age of 96.
Ina attended the little country school in the Cherry Grove district, near McAuley and then Stanley school near Moosomin. After school years, Mom worked in Virtue’s general store, and also took some responsibility for the care of her mother who was invalided in her 50’s. In her early twenties Mom moved to and worked in Ottawa as a bookkeeper. In 1948, Mom came back to Saskatchewan and married Roy Dixon. They farmed close to Rocanville until retiring in the seventies. They had three children, Elaine, Murray and Ken.
Ina was predeceased by her husband Roy in 1991 and her son Murray in 2001; also by all her siblings: Lulu Hofmann, Erma Whelpton, Bessie Sweet, Audrey Ferguson, Howard Begg, Stanley Begg, and Melvin Begg.
She is survived by; Elaine (Glen Wallace and their children Drew (Ven), Erin (Derek), and Heather (Mahmoud); daughter-in-law Lorna Kroeker, (Murray’s children Robert (Lisa) and Melissa); and Ken (Charlene and step-son Ryan). Also by two great-grandchildren; Joshua and Julia.
Ina’ s life was a full one; first as a farmer’s wife and mother. As a member of St Paul’s United Church, she was active in the Harmony Circle, and singing in the choir. As time permitted, she turned her attention to those things she loved; sewing, quilting, and gardening.
Ina had a close bond with her sisters in Moosomin and also with much loved nieces and nephews. She also loved the sense of community she found in her neighbourhood and church activities, then in later years in her Lodge friends.
In 2013 Ina moved to Swift Current and lived with daughter Elaine and Glen, and had resided in the Meadows care home in Swift Current for two years.
She was a gentle and kind person and will be sadly missed.
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