In Memory Of DICKSON, Arthur


Service Information

St. Monica Church
6405 de Terrebonne
Montreal, Quebec
May 8, 2019
Art’s life came full circle on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Born at the Catherine Booth Hospital January 24, 1932, he died next door at the Montclair Residence 87 years later.
Art is now reunited with his beloved wife and best friend, Joan. He was a loving father to the late Linda (Bill Harrison), Angela (Mark Rose) and Jennifer (Justin Mizzi). He was a proud Papa to Brody, Michael and Owen, brother-in-law to Mark Cassin (Caroline Taylor) and uncle to Christopher and Gillian. His cousin Gilbert Rhicard (Connie) helped him keep ties to the Eastern Townships.
Art had three loves in his life: family, music and the great Highland bagpipe. He was the downtown Ogilvy’s piper from 1974 to 1989 and filled in on many occasions until 2007. He played in several pipe bands in Montreal over the years, notably the Black Watch (RHR) of Canada Pipe Band and the 306 Maple Leaf Wing Pipe Band.
A team of people took excellent care of Art during the last three and a half years. Special thanks to the caring staff at the Montclair Residence, to physiotherapist Jamie London, who kept Art in great shape almost to the end, and Lana Henderson who was Art’s “partner in crime” and took care of his every need.
Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Monica’s Parish, 6405 de Terrebonne Avenue in NDG on Wednesday, May 8 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Salvation Army Montclair Residence (4413, Montclair Avenue, Montreal, QC, H4B 2J4).

Messages for the Family of DICKSON, Arthur

From: Kathy Murnaghan

So sad to hear of the passing of Arthur Dickson. He was a great man with a great sense of humor. My sincere condolences to Jennifer and his family..
From: Audrey and Mark Berner

Dear Jenn
Your parents were among the very first people we met when we moved to Montreal. It is the end of a journey in a way.
Our deepest condolences to you and the family.
Audrey and Mark
From: Cara Bridgeman

Sorry for your loss sincere condolences.
From: Bill Harrison

Our Sincere condolences to Jennifer and all of Arthur’s family! His pipes will be missed and hopefully he and Linda have connected with his passing! Linda laughing and doing the Highland Fling while Art Keeps the beat! The thought makes me smile 😊
Much love, Billy, Brody & Mikey
From: Deborah May

Dear Jen

Em sent me a message saying your Dad had passed away. I was so sorry to hear that. He was such a distinguished and genuinely nice man. He sure gave it a good run. So nice that Owen got to know him.
Extending my deepest condolences to you and your family.

Debbi xxx
From: Martha Higgins

Dear Angela,
Chris and I are sending our love to you at this very sad time. Wonderful that you spent time with your dad in March. With love and bear hugs to you dear friend.xo
From: Diane Rootes

My sincere condolences to Angela, Jennifer and family. Your Dad was always warm and welcoming to me whenever I saw him. He had the best smile and a twinkle in his eye. My thoughts are with you.
From: Katie Hinton

My deepens condolences to you Jennifer. I have very fond memories of you and your father walking me to my Nana's after school. I remember him as such a sweetheart.