Arthur “Art” Edgar Dickson, beloved husband of Anne Dickson of Calgary passed away suddenly in his sleep on Thursday, January 31, 2008 at the age of 83 years.
Art was born in Moose Jaw, SK where he spent the first thirty-three years of his life. To anyone who asked, he was very proud to say he was born and raised in Moose Jaw. On November 24, 1942 Art started his service with the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the H.M.C.S. Antigonish. After his three years of overseas service Art returned to Moose Jaw and began his career with, then, BA Oil/Gulf Oil. He moved from Moose Jaw to Toronto and finally to Calgary. During his time in Calgary Art enjoyed time spent at Triwood Community either coaching or volunteering. After retiring, Art enjoyed golf, slow pitch, senior speed skating and other activities with fellow seniors.
Art is survived by Anne, his wife of fifty-two years; two sons, Jay of Vancouver and Brent (Helen) of Calgary; grandchildren, Brandin Mills of Libby, MT and Derek and Nicole Wasylenko of Calgary. He is also survived by his sister Jean Willison (Hal), brother-in-law Bob Marsh, niece Patricia Buckley and nephews Gary Willison (Barbara), David Marsh (Sheena), Doug Marsh (Carolyn), Paul Marsh (Virginia), Tracey Smith, Dale Smith, Rick Smith (Christine) and many great-nieces and -nephews. Art was predeceased by his father Albert, his mother Margaret, his sister Edith Marsh and his son Rennie.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. or to St. David’s United Church Foundation, 3303 Capitol Hill Crescent N.W. Calgary, AB T2M 2R2. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Art Dickson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences