DICKINSON; Lois Althea
Lois passed peacefully November 22, 2015, at North Lambton Lodge Forest Ontario. Predeceased by her parents AW and Lizzie (Rogers) Dickinson of Chilliwack, BC, brothers Farley (Ruth) Dickinson, Vancouver, Perry (Violet) Dickinson, Chilliwack and sister Belle (Harold) Hall, Forest and one niece Sandra Dickinson of Chilliwack, BC. Lois taught school for 37 years in School District 33 Chilliwack. Her life was committed to preserving local history: while teaching at Chilliwack Junior she successfully produced with students the documentary “22 Blue Bushes ” which aired on CBC’s Hourglass; as President of the Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society she worked tirelessly to acquire the old city hall as a museum and to have it designated a national historic site; through the Progress she wrote a very popular historical column “Doorway to History” and; she was an initiate of the chartering of the Chilliwack United Empire Loyalist Branch. Lois was a life member of First Baptist Church Yale and Nowell Street: a past board member; Sunday school teacher; Youth for Christ and CGIT leader and; sang many beautiful solos. She was a dedicated and loving Aunt to her nieces and nephews and their extended families. She is survived by: nieces Lynne Phillips, Chilliwack, Melinda (Dennis) Pearson, Forest and Maribel (Hans) Roos, Forest. Lois was especially proud of her 3 great nephews and 1 great niece: AJ (Carol) Pearson and family Dalton & twins Zavior and Brooke of Forest; Scott (Deanna) Roos and their twins Cobain and Aberdeen of Yellowknife NWT; Thomas Dickinson of Toronto and; Vicki (Frank) Boesterd and their daughter Trinity of Chilliwack. Nephew Daryl Dickinson passed away May 2016 in Toronto. Daryl’s wife Josephine and son Thomas survive. The family invite you to join with them as they remember Lois’ life at a Memorial Reception at Cooke’s Presbyterian Church Hall on Saturday, September 10 at 2:00 pm. A private family graveside service will have taken place at 1:00 pm with Rev. Ian Grant officiating.