Len passed away suddenly at Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace B.C. on February 6th during a Perfect Storm.
Len was born in Ottawa, but raised in Kapuskasing, Ontario. He was one of nine children born to Fred and Elizabeth Dixon. At the young age of 17 he joined the Navy and was always referred to as “Shorty” in his career as radio technician. While in the military he met Lola Derry and they were married in 1949. In December of 1957 they transferred to the Charlottes and settled along with their family in Masset.
Len loved the island and left the service to start a business for himself called “Masset Radio and Electric” doing home electronics repairs. With a chance opportunity he became a commercial fisherman of the “M.V. Misty Lady”, his pride and joy. His extreme knowledge of fishing gear and local fishing holes, made him become one of the many amazing and proud B.C. West Coast Fishermen. He always had a way with a fishing story, whenever he met someone for the first time, which made you never forget him.
Len will always be loved and remembered by is daughters, Kathryn (Roger) and Louise; Grandchildren Cameron, Brendan (Leanne) Matthew and Samantha; Great Grandchildren Tegan and Leah; Sisters Peggy and Joan, and brother Francis.
Len was predeceased by his wife Lola Rosemary and sons John William & Thomas Allan.
Our family would like to thank the emergency staff at Mills Memorial Hospital for their care and compassion. We are consoled that his last words were of fishing, what he loved doing the most and he had just enjoyed looking at pictures (via cellphones) of Rose Spit and over the houses of Masset on a beautiful sunny day.
A Celebration of Life for Len and Lola will be held on the Islands this coming Spring/Summer.
How lucky we are to have something that makes saying “Goodbye” so hard.
Anchors away Dad …