Quentin passed away suddenly at Chilliwack General Hospital on Dec. 30, 2006. He was born at home on the family farm in Alsask, SK on Sept. 26, 1923, the youngest of five children.
He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Mamie, many years ago, and by his oldest brother, Dr. Jack Dickout in August 2005.
He is survived by Merva, his wife of 60 years; his sisters Shirley Bathgate and Joy Batty; his brother, Les Dickout; his children Jeanne Tinning and Jack (Verona) Dickout; his five grandchildren: Dustin (Lisa), Darren and Janelle Dickout; Kara Tinning, and Travis (Suzanne) Tinning; and three great-grandchildren: Owen, Miranda and Drew Tinning.
He moved with his family from Alsask to a farm in Chilliwack (Cheam) in 1934. He and Merva married in 1946 and moved to their small farm on Promontory in 1948. For many years he was a rural mail carrier and school bus driver.
Quentin loved his family, his farm, his church and his community. He was always willing to help where he was needed and had a positive attitude about people and life in general. He had an excellent sense of humour and often managed to slip a joke in to the conversation. He believed that laughter is the best medicine and that people are good. Among many other things, he will be remembered for his cheery smile and wave.
He touched many lives and will be missed.
A memorial service, officiated by Rev. Michael Hare, will be held at Carman United Church, 7258 Vedder Rd. on Saturday, January 6 at 2:00 p.m. Henderson’s Funeral Home has assisted the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, if friends and family wish, donations can be made in Quentin’s name to the Carman United Church Building Fund or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.