March 1, 1924 – September 1, 2019
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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