McDicken, Raymond Frank (Frank) — passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 7, 2013. Born March 8, 1930 in Trail, BC, Ray grew up in Trail and Fruitvale. For over 40 years, he was a millwright employed by Cominco and well respected by those who worked around him. Over the years, Frank enjoyed curling, golf, camping, watching sports, family functions (FFs), and hanging out with Susie. He was a volunteer fireman and little league coach and was instrumental in the initial stages of the Fruitvale Curling Club and the establishment of the Champion Lakes Golf course. Frank seemed happiest surrounded by family members and laughing at each other’s anecdotes and teasing. He had an infectious laughter that warmed a room and the souls of those who knew him. Frank was known as ‘Gigs’ (short for Giggles) in his younger years. He has left many with fond memories and funny stories. The McDicken family would like to acknowledge the special role that Jacquie has in our lives and the Schewe family for enriching Dad’s life and welcoming him into their family. He was proud of his extended family and we are grateful for the love and good times Dad had with all of them.
Frank will be forever missed and forever remembered by his devoted wife Jacquie, his beloved companion Susie, six children: Donna Rommerdahl (Jim), Shirley McLay (John), Ray McDicken (Michelle), Brent McDicken (Brenda), Bev Young (Gord) and Daryl McDicken (Anya); four step children: Tim Schewe (Ginette), Debbie Korn (Peter), Randy Schewe and Pam Schewe; Nineteen grandchildren: Kari McDonogh (Steve), Darren Rommerdahl (Kim), Wayne Rommerdahl (Trista), Evan McLay, Joel McLay, Mary McLay, Eric Schewe (Arwen), Sarah Howell (Scott), Amy McDicken, Ryan McDicken, Andrew McDicken, Nick Korn, Phil Korn, Holly McDicken, Jesse McDicken, Darryl Young, Katelyn Young, Matthew McDicken, Deanna McDicken; and six great grandchildren.
Frank was predeceased by his first wife Mary, parents Thomas and Victoria, brother Thomas and sister Doreen.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital for their kind and compassionate care.
At Frank’s request, there will not be a service. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC, V1R 4M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca