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DICKIE John Boyd

DICKIE John Boyd

DICKIE, John Boyd
July 25, 1950 - May 29, 2013


The family of Boyd Dickie are very saddened to announce that our beloved brother passed away after a brief illness in Vancouver on May 29, 2013 at the age of 62 years. Boyd was born on July 25, 1950 and grew up in Drumheller, and loved the valley and surrounding areas. After earning his High Power System Electrician Certificate at N.A.I.T., he lived in Grande Prairie, working for many years for Valard Construction in the northern Alberta area, as well as for Ace Powerline Construction, McGregor Construction and other powerline contractors in Alberta, B.C. and the Yukon Territories, culminating his career with Valard in the Calgary and Edmonton areas. Over the years he worked as both Lineman and a Line Crew Foreman, before retiring and moving to Vancouver. Boyd had a great love of travelling and was never happier than when he was exploring exotic destinations such as Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Europe and Mexico. Boyd was predeceased by his loving parents, Walter Dickie in October of 1983 and Evelyn Dickie in October of 2009. He leaves to lovingly remember and miss him, his sisters Lynne Dickie, Nova Kletchko (Dennis), Marg Hunter, and Joyce McKay (Scott). He is also survived by his nephews Maxwell McKay (Erin), Wallace McKay, Ron Dorozio (Kim), Derek Pickell (Nitsa), niece Brooke McCalmon (Ross) and many caring aunts, uncles and cousins. At Boyd’s request no services will be held, but we hope family and friends will remember him the way we will - sitting on a warm beach with the sand in his toes, a gentle breeze in his hair, and a big smile on his face. The family would like to extend our sincere thanks to the wonderful staff at the Vancouver General Hospital and the Marion Hospice for their kind and compassionate caring for Boyd. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

PANISIAK Randy “James”

PANISIAK Randy “James”

PANISIAK, Randy “James”
July 22, 1955 - June 3, 2013


With heavy hearts and deep sorrow we mourn the loss of our brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He died instantly in a freak accident in the railyard at Calgary. Randy made friends from travelling the Trans Canada from Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan and down to California while riding his motorcycle or driving his blue continental. Randy was born in Drumheller and after finishing school headed for Edmonton where he worked until 1981. He started work in Calgary where he has lived for the past 32 years. He is survived by his siblings; Roy, Bernice, Norman (Judy), Harold (Jocelyn), Doreen and Sandra (Bernie), many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and many friends. “James” request is to spread his ashes along the Pacific Coast. There will be a luncheon and tribute for “James” at the Rosedale Hall, Saturday, June 8 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

DAMMANN Orville John W. (Slim)

DAMMANN Orville John W. (Slim)

DAMMANN Orville John W. (Slim)

Slim passed away peacefully at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Saturday January 26th, 2013 at the age of 92 years. In August of 2006, Slim was predeceased by Anne, his loving wife of 62 years. He is survived by one daughter, Bev Dammann of Vernon; two sons, Dwight (Donna) of Campbell River, and Les (Terri) of Valemount, BC; four grandchildren: Derek (Julia), Dara, Mark (Lisa), and Jim; three great grandchildren: Alexander, Kendra, and Felix; two sisters, Minnie Elliott of Winnipeg, and Anne Cerretti of Beausejour, MB; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Slim was born in Ruthilda, SK where his father homesteaded. The family moved to  Moosehorn, SK and then Tyndall Mb. He enlisted in the Army in Winnipeg  and was a Veteran of WW II, serving with the Canadian Provost Corps. After discharge, he joined the Canadian Penitentiary Service where he served in Stony Mountain, MB and Drumheller AB. He had been a resident of Vernon since 1979 and had volunteered with numerous community organizations including the Knights of Pythias. Slim loved music and will be fondly remembered by the many musicians he had played with over the years and by the many people who danced to his music. Slim’s service to Canada and his volunteerism earned him the Queens Silver Jubilee Medal in 1967 and his kindness influenced many that he came into contact with. A memorial service was held in Vernon in February and those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Slim may do so to All Saints Anglican Church, 3205-27 Street, Vernon, BC V1T 4W8.