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John Douglas "Jack" Dickson

March 6, 1936 - October 25, 2014


It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of John “Jack” Dickson on October 25, 2014, at the age of 78 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Patricia; daughter, Penny (Sean Ross); son, Trevor. He has 6 grandchildren, Lindsay, Keigan, Kiana, Massia, Tristan & Tela; 3 great-grandchildren, Kayden, Brieana & Parker. He will remembered for his love of family, his community spirit and his abiding faith. Volunteer work was his passion. He was a great writer of poetry and a marvelous Sunday school teacher. John requested no funeral, and cremation has taken place. The family wishes to sincerely thank the staff of St. Therese hospital; Dr. Amusan and the wonderful nurses; also the home care staff who nurtured us all. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ashmont Agricultural Society or a charity of one’s choice c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff

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From: Paul Boisvert
Relation: friend

Pat, On my own behalf and the senior golf and curling fraternity of St. Paul I wish to extend most sincere condolences upon the passing of Jack. We will remember his keen sense of humour and fair play. Always a gentleman. May knowing that he is fondly remembered help ease the pain of your sorrow as you mourn his passing. May he rest in eternal peace.

From: Brenda and Dave Arnett
Relation: Family friend

We would like to send our heartfelt condolences to Pat, Penny, Trevor and the grandchildren.. May you find comfort in each other and the many memories you have of your husband/father. God Bless you.

From: Garry and Anne Himschoot
Relation: Friend

Pat, Penny and Shaun, Trevor and Grandchildren,

We offer to you our sincere sympathies in the passing of Jack. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Jack was a great friend to our family. Garry and Jack spent many hours together over many years doing volunteer work for the Agricultural Society and working on Garry’s farm. Jack was always willing to lend a hand, never wanting anything in return. He and Garry had many adventures over the years. He loved life, had a great sense of humour and a wonderful smile! He served as the first president of the Ashmont Agricultural Society; as well, he served capably in other positions on the Board over many years and was in charge of securing funding grants and was a master at this! How we will remember the discussions about world news we had around our kitchen table over the years and all the talks in Garry’s shop! Jack, you will always be in our thoughts and memories and we will miss you greatly.

From: Joanne Herron
Relation: Friend

Pat and Family: I would like you and your family to know that Jack was one of the niciest guys I have ever met. He was so kind and thoughtful. I have many good memories of him. May you all know how great of a person he was. Thinking of you in your time of sorrow.

From: Lana & Greg Guinup
Relation: Friend

Our deepest sympathies to the Pat and family on the passing of a kind and wonderful man, Jack always had a smile,he will be greatly missed by many.

From: Pat Adams
Relation: Old friend and neighbour

Pat, Penny, and Trevor, my most heartfelt condolences with passing of Jack. He was a warm, witty, and intelligent man. I loved our lively discussions. I will always remember our many campfires, campfire songs and big stories. Ashmont has lost a hardworking, dedicated community member and a wonderful person. Go with God, old friend.

From: Denis & Janis Leroux
Relation: worked with Jack at Indian Affairs(many yrs)

Pat & Family,
Our thoughts are with you in this time of your sorrow. Denis enjoyed working with Jack- great guy with an awesome sense of humor. Lots of great memories!

Denis & Janis

From: Lilian Theroux
Relation: Coworker

So sorry for your loss, I knew jack thru working with him for many years, always happy, helpful, and thoughtful. I enjoyed knowing him, thoughts with all of you.

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