Evelyn May Dickson (Jackson)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Evelyn Dickson at the age of 89 on December 9, 2011 at Nanaimo General Hospital.

Evelyn was born on a farm south of Swift Current SK on June 2/1922 and went on to attend school in a 1 room school house close to the farm with her brother Earl. She graduated high school from Swift Current Collegiate and went to take a business course in Regina SK. Evelyn went on to a career in the banking business, government and military. In 1943 Evelyn joined the WRENS and worked as a cryptographer eventually being transferred to Comox BC. This is where she met her future husband James Dickson who was stationed there with the air force.

Ev and Jim were married in Comox on June 7,1957 and were immediately transferred to St Hubert Quebec. Their only child Craig was born on March 10, 1958 at Montreal General Hospital.

Military life took them to postings in Portage la Prairie, Winnipeg and Ogden, Utah where Jamie worked with NATO. They retired in 1982 and moved to Parksville and Qualicum Beach.

Evelyn’s many passions were boating, fishing, golf, bridge and swimming at Judges Row in Qualicum. Travel was also a major part of their retirement with European tours and cruises.

Jamie and Evelyn volunteered many years at St. Stephen’s United Church helping out where they could. Evelyn’s final years were spent at the Gardens in Qualicum Beach which she loved dearly.

Evelyn is survived by her son Craig (Sandy) and grandchildren Cameron (23) and Cole (20).

A celebration of life was held at The Gardens on Dec. 11 for all her close friends. Evelyn will be buried in Qualicum Cemetery joining her beloved husband Jamie who passed away in Sept. 2000.

Special thanks to the nursing staff at Nanaimo Hospital. With great gratitude we would like to

acknowledge Mary, Les and Sheila Skipsy who were an amazing support team for Evelyn.

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