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John Warley Dixon

13/08/1938 – 05/01/2022
Aged 83


The Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of John Warley Dixon
was held in the Cowes 
St John’s Uniting Church 86 Chapel St,
on Wednesday (12 January) 2022 commencing at 12:00pm
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  • Rob Shields Posted 09/01/2022 10:15 am

    Thoughts and prayers with Robyn, Scott, Barclay and families. John was an amazing man, full of generosity, compassion and love of his family, friends and the land. Treasured memories of time spent with him and the Dixon family.

  • John and Pat Jeffery Posted 09/01/2022 5:41 pm

    Condolences. So sad to hear of Johns passing. Thinking of all the family at this time.

  • Donna McBrydie Posted 10/01/2022 10:05 am

    We send our sympathy to you Robyn and your beautiful family at this very sad time. John was one of life’s legends who will be sorely missed. Donna and Geoff.

  • Gerald Jeffery Posted 10/01/2022 10:10 am

    Wonderful memories of a fantastic guy and a great mate. We had wonderful times together growing up. He was always reliable and dependable. Not a crossword was said in all the years that we knew each other. Great member of our hay karting team and a great teammate on the cricket field and football field. We enjoyed our weekly chat on the phone to find out what was happening, how Robin and John were going and catching up on the local news.
    RIP John

    Win, Gerald and Family

  • Janet Armstrong (Cookson) Posted 11/01/2022 12:07 am

    The bench at our farm door
    Tells the story of a thousand morning coffees…
    Of boots, and mud
    Of sand and towels
    Flies and dust.

    It sits, in sturdy solitude
    To welcome weary travellers,
    Excited children,
    Smiling visitors –
    Family and friends.

    A place to perch,
    To pause –
    For some, latterly, to patiently, painfully put
    Shoes, boots, socks and laces
    Together – ready for action,
    or at least movement, and the next chore.

    For such a one, so much part of this place,
    To sit no more; yet I picture him there now,
    Smiling, stammering in his enthusiasm to convey his joy in reunion,
    His love of all who call on the
    Sanctuary of this special spot.

    He will ever be there to welcome us back,
    His voice in the wind,
    His smile in the sunshine,
    His heart in this place.

    With gratitude for a lifetime of friendship from all of us at Mulberry Farm

  • Amanda-Jane McBurnie Posted 11/01/2022 9:57 am

    Robyn, our thoughts are with you and your family. I know my late father John Bolte really appreciated John’s friendship, he will be sadly missed by all. Kind regards, Mandy McBurnie and family

  • Shelley Nolan (McBreen) Posted 11/01/2022 3:55 pm

    Thinking of you Robyn, Scott, Barclay and families on the loss of your beautiful husband and father John what a lovely man who always made everyone feel welcomed and had a genuine interest in others. What a wonderful legacy he leaves and I hope that provides you all with some comfort at this time. Take care. Lots of love Shelley (McBreen) and family xx

  • Jenny Hanson Posted 11/01/2022 6:23 pm

    Robyn, so sad to hear of John’s passing. I have such fond memories of my time on your farm. Sending hugs and love to you and your family. Thinking of you. Jenny

  • max and pam williams Posted 11/01/2022 7:05 pm

    thinking of you Robyn Scott.&Barklay. Laurie Jenny and families We will miss our mate and longtime friend long ole fella..

  • Cookson Family Posted 11/01/2022 8:34 pm

    The Cookson Family are grateful for the friendship of John Warley Dixon and share the sorrow at his passing with Robyn, Scott, Barclay, Laurie and his extended family. He will always hold a special place in our hearts and is forever a part of Mulberry Farm. Thank you John.

  • Laurie Hower Posted 11/01/2022 8:44 pm

    Always a interesting conversation usually about footy will miss you mate wishing the family all the best

  • Malinda Micich Posted 12/01/2022 7:58 am

    Deepest sympathy to the beautiful Dixon family

    I’m so deeply sorry for you loss

    John was such a beautiful gentleman and I’m forever grateful for him making me feel so very welcome when I visited and my boys will forever remember camping out altogether in the wool shed !

  • Ellen Lyall Posted 12/01/2022 7:58 am

    John, indeed one of nature’s gentleman. Thinking of Robyn and his beloved family. Vale John

  • Tracy & Stephen Mapletoft Posted 12/01/2022 8:50 am

    Dear Robyn and whānau,
    Steve and I were so sad to hear of John’s sudden passing, and will be thinking of you, your boys, your mokopuna, your friends and extended family today as you lay John to rest. We really loved both stays with you and John on the Island, tagging along with your Golding whānau. We are so glad that Alanna can be there in person with you today, and know she will give you extra hugs on behalf of everyone in New Zealand.
    Arohanui (lots of love)

  • Nick Sautner Posted 12/01/2022 8:57 am

    On behalf of the Sautner family, we were terribly saddened to hear about the sudden passing of John. Wishing we could be present today to celebrate John’s life. May our condolences bring you some comfort and may our prayers ease the pain of his loss. Love always, Nick, Eliza, Anastasia, Amelia, Diane, John, Sophie, Kayla, Karl and David.

  • Allan and Jenny Shaw Posted 12/01/2022 9:26 am

    To the Dixon family, our deepest sympathy to all of you on the sad passing of John,sorry we couldn’t be there love to all

  • Maureen O’Halloran Posted 12/01/2022 10:04 am

    Loving thoughts and prayers to Lawrie and the Dixon families.

  • Kaye and Chris Cochrane Posted 12/01/2022 10:17 am

    We are so sorry for your loss, Robyn and family, and you are in our thoughts. Deepest sympathy and love from NZ

  • Richard and Sharon Davie Posted 12/01/2022 10:21 am

    One of the island’s legendary sons. We will miss his distinct way of telling stories about island history and sporting escapades. A true gentleman.

  • Jasmine Castles (nee Davie) Posted 12/01/2022 10:51 am

    Dear Robyn, Barclay, Scott and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss and want to send you all the hugs, love and strength in the world at this difficult time. I am so grateful for the beautiful memories that I shared with John at the farm. Whether it was feeding the lambs, touring the farm or having a biscuit in the house with him and Robyn, he was always so cheerful and never failed to put a smile on my face. I don’t even think his smile waivered when he agreed to let me learn to drive in one of the paddocks (probably because my constant stalling brought about some good entertainment).
    I will forever remember your husband / dad / ‘Johnny’ / brother and am so grateful that I had the opportunity to grow up with such a fun, caring neighbour.
    Lots of love,

  • Andrew ward Posted 12/01/2022 10:53 am

    Dear Robyn, Scott, Barclay and family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you all at this difficult time.
    John was an amazing man and will be remembered by us for his kind and generous nature.
    We wish strength and love to you all.
    Kindest regards,
    Andrew,Nicole and family.

  • Angus Christian Posted 12/01/2022 12:14 pm

    Dear Robyn, Scott, Barclay & the extended Dixon families, Our thoughts are with you today. What a beautiful tribute today’s service was to John’s life. I’m grateful to have met him and spent time down at the Island with him and you all over the years. Lots of love, Angus, Felicity and Eliza Christian

  • Dylan grayden Posted 12/01/2022 12:15 pm

    Very sorry for your loss Robyn, Laurie and the boys. John was a top bloke and was lucky enough to have spent time with him over the years on the farm.

  • Jane Lansell-Smith Posted 12/01/2022 1:16 pm

    Dear Robyn, Barclay, Scott and families
    Both Warwick and I are sending you all our positive thoughts, love and best wishes. May John’s life be a wonderful celebration for you all and we hope your memories are full of love and laughter. Thinking of you all, love Jane and Warwick Lansell-Smith

  • Toby and Eva Utber Posted 12/01/2022 9:43 pm

    Dear Robyn, Scott and Barclay.

    Our sincere condolences. What an absolute champion John was., We have such fond memories of his humour and fun. He will be sorely missed.

    Eva and Toby Utber

  • Kerstin and Bjorn Lindqvist Posted 13/01/2022 7:38 pm

    Dear Robyn, we heard the sad news from Eva and wanted to send our deepest condolences to you and the family. We might be far away here in Sweden but please know you are in our thoughts.

    Much love Kerstin and Bjorn

  • Angela Davie Posted 13/01/2022 9:31 pm

    My beautiful 4 children and I were shattered at the news that our beautiful kind amazing neighbor had passed . John was a person who touched the souls of everyone he knew with his true grit spirit , incredible kindness & welcoming smile & ways . He loved life as it stood in natural form , his land , animals & his family . A True legend and a loss to the island community . Great sportsman farmer gentleman and the best neighbor we could ever have in tough times . Loved him as family ❤️
    So so sad for Robyn Scott and Barclays& clans . Very tragic times . Sending love & hugs xxxxx

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