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Dorothy Dean (Moxham) Fix

Born: Sat., Mar. 1, 1924
Died: Sun., Sep. 1, 2019

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Dorothy Dean Fix, life-long resident of Stettler and area, passed away  peacefully on September 1st at the age of 95.  
Dorothy will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her children: Elaine (Don) Lang of Red Deer, Doug (Sheila) of Red Deer, Garry (Grace) of Stettler, Lorna (Lyle) Watts of Cochrane; Grandchildren Guy Fix (Robin) of Powell River BC, Jonathan Lang (Alice) of Red Deer, Christopher Lang (Rebecca) of Brentwood Bay BC, Dana (Sandy) Clancy of Katy Texas, Clint Watts (Denise) of Calgary, Blair Fix (Emily) of Toronto, Stuart Fix (Megan) of Edmonton; Great-grandchildren Brant and Bronson Clancy, Matthew and Michael Lang, Deah and Chaz Watts, Petra Fix and Owen Fix.
Dorothy Dean Moxham was born to Frank and Stella Moxham on March 1, 1924 at the private six bed Mills Hospital in Stettler. She only weighed 4 pounds and Mom always laughed that on top of that, she was almost a Leap Year baby. She grew up on the family farm 5 miles north of Red Willow with her younger brother Don. Dorothy went to the one room Wild Rose School, (often by horseback or sleigh) 2.5 miles away, until grade nine when she went to Stettler High School, living at her Grandma Smith’s home during the week. Upon graduation, she attended Normal School in Edmonton. Dorothy started her teaching career on her 19th birthday at Goose Creek School near Loughheed. Over the next few years, she taught at Manfred School near Bashaw, East Lynn School near Rosalind, Castor, and Fenn.
On August 6, 1946 she married Charlie Fix; they enjoyed life together for 63 years before Dad’s passing in 2009. After staying home to raise a family, Dorothy returned to teaching in 1958 at Stettler Elementary School, retiring in 1983. Over the years, Dorothy taught grade one to several generations of school children in Stettler; teaching always gave her great joy and satisfaction. She remained active in the Stettler & District Retired Teachers Association until just recently.
The welcome mat was always out at Mom’s. She & Dad delighted in family and friends dropping by for a visit or a meal; everyone knew they had a standing invitation to stop in anytime. There were always the best homemade buns you ever tasted, and copious amounts of chocolate chip cookies and muffins were stashed in the freezer. They were unwavering in their love and support to their children and spouses and wholly devoted to their grandchildren. Mom was a wicked Scrabble player; she showed us no mercy and delighted in playing obscure words on a triple tile. We all thought she read the Scrabble dictionary in her spare time. In later years we switched to another word game Quiddler. We all played to win and she held her own against any of us.  She won her last game the day before she passed away.
Mom, we’ll miss you so much but send you on with peace in our hearts to be reunited with Dad.
At Dorothy’s request, there will be a private family interment. She will be laid to rest at Lake View Cemetery in Stettler next to her husband Charlie,
On behalf of the Fix Family, we wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the caring staff at Willow Creek, Home Care, and Points West.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Leanne Gould (Lattery)
   Posted Tue September 03, 2019
Prayers and thoughts to all of you in your loss of this special lady. I have so many memories of her being my teacher and hearing all about her son on TV way back. I will never forget her words about brushing teeth because she told us that you always brushed up and down and never side to side... side to side would make your teeth bad and she would be very upset lol. Rest In Peace

Gordon & Rita Mielkie
   Posted Wed September 04, 2019
To all of Dorothy's family, sorry to hear of her passing, I was always greeted with a smile when I met Dorothy whether it be at church or in the lodge, I will miss seeing her there. May she rest in peace in the arms of her beloved Charlie and God's loving arms around them both.

Marlane McKenzie Fox
   Posted Wed September 04, 2019
Sending love and condolences to all of you. I will always remember our rides to school and Dorothy and Charlie enjoying parties at Mom and Dads. She was a good friend to Mom and was always there to help with Karen and myself. Hugs to the entire family..❤️

Points West Living
   Posted Wed September 04, 2019
We so enjoyed having Dorothy live with us this past almost a year. She always contributed lots to the program activities and enjoyed the musical events. Her favorite thing was to ask staff if they were one of her students and if you were she always remembered something special about you. As a family you were very good to her whether it was just come to play cards and games or to perform for all the residents She always loved telling stories about all of her family. Thanks for sharing your mom with us. Points West Living

Brenda (Damberger) Roy
   Posted Fri September 06, 2019
Sending my sincere sympathy in the loss of your beloved Mom. A wonderful lady. May she rest in the eternal peace she so has earned. Hugs

David Seibel
   Posted Mon September 09, 2019
Gen and I would like to express our sincerest sympathy to Dorothy"s family. We are remembering all the good times we shared over the years with Dorothy and Charlie. The trips were always great fun especially the time spent studying the "weather channel" in preparation for the next day's journey. Camping trips produced some very special memories which we will always treasure. Dorothy had a special way with children. She was a a valued co-worker and staff member.
Our thoughts and those of our family are with you at this time; Dorothy was Tammie's Grade one teacher.

Judy Walgenbach
   Posted Tue September 10, 2019
Thinking of you at this time of your great loss. Remember the good times.

Ken and Kathy Pivert
   Posted Wed September 11, 2019
Our deepest condolence in the passing of Dorothy. A very sweet lady always with a smile. She will always be remembered dearly in our hearts.
Ken and Kathy Pivert

Heather Goacher
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the family on the loss of your mom. I visited her a few times in August but only learned of her passing today. She was a sweet lady and our family thought of her often. My dad ( Art Smith) highly respected and appreciated Dorothy as without her help he would never had found his biological family! Dad always treasured the pictures he received from Dorothy of his adopted mom Sophia. With much love, Heather (Smith)

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