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Dixie June Maglio

September 2, 1936 - February 21, 2013


It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Dixie Maglio on Thursday February 21, 2013 in Nelson, B.C.

Born on September 2, 1936 in Trail, B.C. to Florence and James Barrett, Dixie spent her youth in the Village of Fruitvale, B.C. before relocating to Nelson, B.C. in her late teenage years. It was there she met and later married her husband, Mario, and raised a beautiful, loving family. 

Dix, as she was affectionately known, lived a full and joyous life, working hard and raising her family. Her happiest times were spent with family and friends, camping, fishing, bocce, gardening and of course a good game of cards.

Dixie was a truly remarkable woman, one who was known for her effortless ability to bring out the best in others with her sincere interest and genuine banter, making even complete strangers feel at ease and welcome. She practiced love and generosity by demonstration, possessed a contagious smile and a charming sense of humor.

Throughout her life, she maintained a fun loving demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many. She blessed us with her nurturing love and boundless energy. Her signature gift of joy, shown through her constant smiling, laughter, and playfulness, will never be forgotten.

Dixie was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 48 years, Mario, her parents, as well as brothers “Short”, Vedder and Mike Barrett.

Dixie will be lovingly remembered by her children Murray Maglio (Kelly), Sheila Gambell (Wayne) and Robert Maglio (Kathy), grandchildren Jessica De Lata, Kyle Maglio, Adam Maglio, Benjamin Maglio and Mairen Gambell. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by sister Elsie Appel, brothers John Barrett (Hilda) and Dave Barrett (Rita) as well as her sister-in-laws Rosina Lorusso (Tom), Patsy Bredl, brother-in-law Alfredo (Rosetta), numerous nephews and nieces, and the many friends Dixie embraced over the years.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Evelyn and Ted Cartlidge
Relation: friend

Dixie and Mario were a wonderful couple who came on a lot of tours with me and we always had good laughs together. they were a sweet couple and will be sadly missed. She was so looking forward to her new home.

From: Millie & Bob Harper
Relation: old friends

our thoughts are with you all, she was a great person, and a great old
friend, we will miss her.

Bob & Millie

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 2, 2013
Beginning at 10:00am

Cathedral of Mary Immaculate
813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T3

813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T3


Date & Time:
February 28, 2013
Beginning at 4:30pm

Chapel of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.
613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T2

Private Family Visitation

613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T2

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Okanagan/Kootenay Area Office, 4-1551 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC, V1Y9M9.

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