Dick Mallinson passed away peacefully on Monday, May 19th, 2014. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland on December 19th, 1930.
He married his sweetheart Josie in 1951. Their daughter Josie was born in Scotland also. In 1956, Dick got itchy feet and went to South Africa to find work as an electrician. Once he did, he sent for his wife and daughter who travelled 21 days by ship from Glasgow to Africa. After staying in South Africa for 6 years, where his two sons Richard and Jack were born, he then moved his family to Zambia (at the time, it was known as Northern Rhodesia). In 1966, he moved his family back to Glasgow for a short period of time. Not quite done moving around, he brought his family to Trail in June, 1966. He loved Trail and had finally found THE PLACE to stay forever.
Dick loved camping in his motorhome at his favourite place Evan Campground with his friends and relatives.
Dick was proud of his 6 granddaughters, but especially his great-grandson Logan who was the love of his life. He leaves behind his devoted wife Josie, his son Jack (Ella) and their children Amber and Brittnay (Jordan) and their son Logan; his son Richard (Susan), and his daughter Josie (Denis). He is also survived by his best friends, sister-in-law Margaret (Bob) McCarthy.
Dick was predeceased by his parents Henry and Margaret, his sister Pat and brother-in-law Jack Hopkins.
The family would like to thank the staff of Rosewood Village and Dr. Hii for the wonderful care Dick received.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 11:00 am at “Carberry’s Chapel” with Reverend Ken Siemens officiating. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca