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DICKSON, June Hazel

May 4, 1928 – January 2, 2015

In the company of her four children, June Dickson passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 86 years of age.

She was predeceased by her husband, Arch Dickson, in 2010. June provided a strong moral compass for her children Peter (Chris), Margaret, Myrla Bulman (Steve) and Barb Homer (Don) and was a devoted grandmother to Stephanie and Shauna Bulman, and Jeffrey, Amy and Michael Homer. Predeceased by sisters Lorraine Evans, Elizabeth Wambolt, and her brother-in-law Alan Drysdale, June is survived by her sister Myrla Drysdale, brothers-in-law George Evans and Phil Wambolt, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

June was the eldest of four daughters born to Margaret and Ernest McCully in Nova Scotia. With her sisters, she enjoyed a happy childhood in Port Hawkesbury on Cape Breton Island. At 16, June left the island to pursue bookkeeping studies at Acadia University. June and Arch met at a dance in Truro, NS and were married in Alberta in 1949 after he convinced her to join him in making a life in the West. They always worked together, first on the ranches of family and friends, and eventually in their own automotive business after settling in Calgary.

Always a caregiver, family and friends were central to June’s life as exemplified by her open door hospitality, with a welcoming guestroom and several kinds of pie always on offer. Her generous spirit touched those near and far, from St. Andrew’s United Church, to her local neighbourhood and the community at large. In recent months, these kindnesses were echoed back with treats and support from many people and caregivers, in particular her cousin Christine (Rafuse) Brown.

Donations to honour June’s 49-year commitment to Meals on Wheels (5759 80 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2C 4S6) and time spent preparing breakfasts for Inn from the Cold (110-11 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0X5) may be made if desired.

A memorial service will be held at Southwood United Church (10690 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of June Dickson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. My prayers are with her family in this time of sorrow. I will remember her helping hand with Inn From the Cold

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  2. Alice Henderson` :

    I am out of town at the moment but want to pass on my thoughts and prayers to June’s family. June was always a faithful helper with me at the Inn From the Cold breakfast @ St. Andrew’s @ 5:30 in the morning for many years, never saying no even in the middle of winter.
    I will miss seeing her cheerful smile then and at church.

    To her family- you will have many wonderful memories that I pray will get you through the difficult days ahead. My sympathies are with you all.
    God be with you.

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  3. Madeline Clarke :

    To the Dickson Family,
    You have lost a wonderful, loving caring mother, grandmother, mother-in-law. You will always miss her but I know you have many wonderful fun filled happy memories to get you through this time of sorrow. My thoughts are with you. I have been friends with June for 58 years, we first met as neighbours in a new housing area in Edmonton (Fulton Place) in 1957. As our lives took different paths we always kept in touch and looked forward to June’s Christmas Letter with all the updates of their life, children and grandchildren. June was a wonderful caring, giving person a – True Friend – I will miss her.

    My Sincere Sympathy
    Madeline Clarke

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  4. Heather McKercher Nowak :

    In Memory of Cousin June Dickson
    Our sympathy is extended to June’s family in Calgary and elsewhere. I have fond memories of family gatherings at June’s parents’ home in Port Hawkesbury, where young folk were always welcome. There was much laughter and always delicious food as we sat around the McCully dining room table. In Barrie (Ontario) we always looked forward to the Dickson summer visits on their way to the East Coast to spend time with June’ sisters and parents.
    With love and caring thoughts,
    Peggy McKercher
    Ross, Heather and Annie

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  5. roberta stephen :

    Our sympathy to all the Dickson family from the Stephen family, Roberta, Charlie, Barbara, Heather , John and Cathy. Your mother will be greatly missed.

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  6. Penny & Tony Marshall :

    So sorry to miss seeing each of you in person tomorrow at the memorial for June. My memories of your mom, grandma and mother-in-law are of a woman who had the amazing ability to make people feel welcome. She seemed to genuinely care whether one had just eaten and perhaps was in need of sustenance. In a flash, there would be baked goods or the offer of lunch. She was interested in knowing what the extended family was up to and remembered from previous visits. What a truly beautiful woman to have known. Love, Penny, Tony and family

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  7. Donna (Ireland) David :

    Our condolences for the Dickson family who were great neighbors on 4A Street for many years. There are many fond memories of your busy family with June at the helm, her commitment to family, community, the church and her many long term charities will never be forgotten.

    Donna (Ireland) David, Murray David
    Jackie Palmer

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