Everett Russell Dixon
Well-known local barber, Everett Russell Dixon, age 75, of Casey’s Corner, passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Kentville, he was a son of the late Russell and Ida (Gillis) Dixon.
Everett owned and operated Kentville Barber Shop for 54 years. He was well-known around the town of Kentville for his sense of humour, storytelling, ‘one-liners’, debates on politics, dedication to his customers, and of course, his talented barbering skills. Everett was very involved with his community. He sponsored local hockey teams, was a past member of the Royal Canadian Legion Kings Branch No. 6 and Kentville Masonic Lodge No. 58, and an active member of the Kings County Wildlife Association, and prominent in starting the Youth Learn to Fish Program. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Everett is survived by his wife, Sharon (Carver); children, Kim (Gary) Slater, Kelly Dixon and Trevor (Jeanne) Dixon; Sharon’s children, Tanya Redmond (Matthew Curran) and Kimberly (Wade) Wile; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; as well as several extended family and many friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his infant daughter, Betty Jean; brother, Dennis Dixon; and sisters, Shirley Kelly and Jennie Heward.
The family would like to extend sincere thanks of appreciation to Dr. Burgess, Dr. MacNeil, Dr. White, Dr. Merryweather, Dr. Galalopez, Dr. Lowe, Valley Hospice nurses and staff and the palliative care team nurses and staff, especially Tara, for all the kindness, care and compassion shown to Everett.
Cremation has taken place. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2021 in New Minas Baptist Church, New Minas, Reverend Daniel Cormier officiating. Covid-19 guidelines will be followed and seating is limited. For those who are unable to attend the service, a video webcast will be available at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
Donations in memory may be made to the Kings County Wildlife Association or the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. To view the video webcast and for on-line condolences please visit: www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.