Francis William Dick

Francis William (Sept. 21, 1919-July 2, 2005) passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family. He leaves to mourn, his wife of 59 1/2 years, Ruby; children Judy Byrne (Bob) of Abbotsford; Joan Davison (Russ) of Seba Beach, AB; Dr. William Dick (Sandra) of Vancouver; Grandchildren Cathie Ansell, Elizabeth Lo, Jane Schneider, Joe Davison, Jamie Davison and Adam Dick. He will also be missed by his 5 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law and friends. He was predeceased by 3 sisters and an infant son Joseph. Frank was born in St. John’s, NFLD and lived in Clarenville, NFLD until 1972 when he moved to Prince George, BC. A lifelong railroader, he worked with Reid Newfoundland Railway, CN Rail and BC Rail. From 1940 to 1945 he served during the Second World War as a Bombardier with the 57th and 59th Royal Newfoundland Heavy Artillery Regiments. He was past-President of the Royal Canadian Legion (Clarenville Branch) and a past Nobel Grand with the International Order of Oddfellows. He also served in 1956 as a Councillor with the Town of Clarenville. A family service was held in Aldergrove, BC. Frank’s cremated remains will be interred in the Dick family plot in Clarenville, NFLD in conjunction with a Memorial Service at a later date. If so desired a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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