Lt Allan Harvey Dixon (Ret'd)

    • Lt Allen Harvey Dixon (Ret'd)
    • RCE Badge circa 1939-45
    • Lt Allen Harvey Dixon (Ret'd)

    We regret to advise of the death of Lieutenant Allan Harvey Dixon (Ret'd) peacefully at Bevan Lodge Abbotsford, BC on 9 August 2004 at the age of 88.

    Allan was born in Vancouver, BC. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Forestry in 1940. After receiving permission from his employer, the BC Ministry of Forests, Allan joined the Canadian Army in 1942, beginning his officer training at Albert Head, BC and qualifying as Lieutenant, Engineers, Canadian Army (A) in May 1943. He proceeded overseas initially with the 20th Field Company but was later assigned to 1 Canadian Engineer Reinforcement in England. Besides being involved in advanced Engineer training, Allan was involved in bomb disposal tasks in and around London.

    In November 1944, Allan joined the 5th Field Company in Nijmegen where the unit was deeply involved in bridge building. He stayed with the Company until the war ended and for months afterwards on Occupation duties which primarily meant supervising German POWs in mine clearance and road repair.

    Allan returned home in late 1945 and demobilised in Vancouver. He rejoined the Ministry of Forests where he worked until retirement after a 39-year career in the British Columbia Forest Service serving in New Westminster, Victoria, Prince George and Kamloops. Allan was a long time supporter of the 5th Field Company Sappers Association and attended many of their reunions in Ontario.

    There will be no service but the family requests you remember Allan’s memory with your next drink. {gdOct2016kh}