Robert Hugh Dickson

Robert Hugh Dickson

August 22, 1942 – February 5, 2016

Robert Dickson of Trail, BC passed away on February 5th at Kelowna General Hospital ICU after a courageous battle with Endocarditis.

Robert was born in Aldershot, England on August 22, 1942 to Alfred and Nora (Woodgyer) Dickson. The family immigrated to Canada in 1945 to Port Moody, BC and he joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1960 serving until 1974. Robert and Marsha met at Royal Roads in Victoria and were married in 1975. After a move to Vancouver and Grand Forks, they settled in Trail in 1979 to raise their sons.

He will be forever cherished by his wife Marsha, sons; Fraser and Ryan Dickson both of Trail, sister; Deliah Smith, niece; Kristen (Egan) Smith, nephew; Matthew Smith of Chilliwack, and a loving extended Carlow family in Victoria, and Crofton. He was predeceased by his parents.

His career with IHA started in 1977 at Columbia View Lodge until his retirement in 2005 at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. He often said he wished he had been a carpenter and was a skilled handyman whose hobbies included many do-it-yourself projects, woodworking, and cooking special meals for family and friends. He was always eager and willing to lend a helping hand, and to entertain everyone with his fond memories as a proud sailor. Bob had a loving reputation as someone who “pinched his pennies”; and had he known this day was coming he may have built his own casket to save a few bucks.

Thank you to everyone in our caring community for your thoughtfulness and kindness during this difficult time. Our family would especially like to thank

Dr. T. Hii and his staff for all the hard work and dedication to his health over the years, and the Trail Regional Hospital’s Emergency and ICU nursing staff for the tremendous care he received during his final days.

As an expression of sympathy a donation in Bob’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC (, KBRH Foundation, or the charity of your choice. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

Our family welcomes a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s page at

You were truly the love of my life and your caring and generous ways will live on in all us.

“Take care” Dad, until we met again.

Please join us for a Celebration of Bob’s life at a BBQ to be held at the Warfield Community Hall on August 27, 2016 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

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