April 25, 1976 – Calgary, Alberta
December 31, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our precious son and brother, Andrew Dickson on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the age of 37.
Andy was a happy and determined young man. Although he struggled with epilepsy all his life, he did so with tremendous spirit.
Andy loved moving trains, music, computers, electronics and horseback riding. He especially loved walking his dog through Fish Creek Park with his dad, who was his hero and best friend. Andy also volunteered his time at the WorldServe thrift store.
Andy was an inspiration who touched many lives with his unconditional love. His smile and laughter would melt your heart. The world needs more people like Andy. He will be dearly missed and is in our hearts forever.
Andy is survived by his parents Thomas and Elaine Dickson; brothers Bryce and Clark (Kristin); uncles Ken and Jim Dickson; aunts Karen Gregory (Stu), Joyce Rilling, Mary Jane Sinclair; and numerous cousins. He was predeceased by grandparents Fred and Anne Dickson and Bill and Phillipa Sinclair; uncles Ian Sinclair and Victor Rilling; and aunt Donna Burke. A special thank you to Dr. N. Pillay, of the Foothills Hospital neurology department and to Maria Benz and Audrey Friesen, his devoted caregivers who loved him dearly. We would also like to thank his family, friends, and all other caregivers for their continued support over the years.
Funeral Services will be held at Deer Park United Church (77 Deer Point Road S.E.) on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Epilepsy Association of Calgary, 4112 – 4th Street, N.W., Calgary, AB T2K 1A2 Telephone: (403) 230-2764, www.epilepsycalgary.com.
In living memory of Andrew Dickson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences