In Memory Of


William 'Bill' Charles Dickson

Jun 18, 1937 - Sep 3, 2019


Saturday, September 14, 2019
1:00 pm
Chapel of the Sylvan Lake Funeral Home


Donations may be made to the Colon Cancer Screening Center, 6th Floor, 3280 Hospital Dr., NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 2T8 or online at Or to the Lutheran Bible College Institute (LCBI), 4 Ave., Outlook, SK., S0L 2N0.


Dickson, William “Bill” Charles passed away peacefully, with family by his side, at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at the age of 82.

Bill was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan on June 18, 1937; and grew up on a 320 acre farm in Codette, SK with parents Charlie and Mabel (Farden) and younger sisters Hazel and Helen. Bill’s beloved father Charles, and grandparents were from Alyth, Scotland where he continued to maintain family contacts. His mother Mabel, was born in Outlook, SK to Norweigan immigrant parents; Knute and Olga Farden. Bill was a proud graduate and lifelong supporter of Lutheran College Bible Institute (LCBI), located in Outlook, SK. He was very close to his “Grandpa Knute”,cousin Shirley Valila, and a group of good friends during his high school years living in Outlook. Throughout his school years, Bill was a young member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Board, played baseball, hockey, curling and excelled in track and field. He also attended the Universities of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, in the civil engineering degree program. It was during his time in Winnipeg, MB that he met his future wife Joan Stanley from Brandon, MB. Bill was an Underwood & McLellan Engineering employee for twelve years and supervised street paving at Minnedosa, Neepawa, and Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Wilkie, Yorkton and Saskatoon, SK. In addition, he supervised 500 miles of grid road contracts in various locations in Saskatchewan. Following his engineering career, Bill was a broker/owner of Dickson-First Realty Sales Ltd., for 25 years. He enjoyed travelling, toured all over Western Europe and Scotland and drove his family to various places in Canada and USA; including both Disney Parks. He was a loyal fan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays (even when they weren’t winning). Bill enjoyed watching sports, of which his daughter Heather, son Scott, his two grand-daughters Hannah and Maddie and two grandsons, Porter and Connor were involved. He was very proud of them all. During the past nine years, Bill lived in Sylvan Lake, AB and was well known in the community as the “old guy on the scooter” as he made his way to sporting events, the weekly farmer’s market and favourite shops and restaurants.

Bill is survived by his loving wife Joan (Stanley), daughter Heather (Mark) Linski, son Charles “Scott” (Amanda), granddaughters Hannah and Maddie Linski, and grandsons Porter and Connor Dickson. He is also survived by sisters: Hazel Davis and Helen Perkins and brothers’ in law Bob Perkins and Ray Stanley; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by parents Charles and Mabel, parents in law; Dorothy and Gordon Stanley and brother- in- law Barry Davis.

A funeral service is planned for September 14, 2019 @1:00 pm at the Sylvan Lake Funeral Home. Bill requested no flowers at his service, and instead a donation be made to the Colon Cancer Screening Center, 6th Floor, 3280 Hospital Dr., NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 2T8 or online at Or to the Lutheran Bible College Institute (LCBI), 4 Ave., Outlook, SK., S0L 2N0. Rest in Peace Bill

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-845-2626


Lisa Sweet:

Sorry to hear of Bills passing. Condolences to his lovely wife. He always had a joke, I enjoyed his visits to the Legion a lot.

Ken Turnbull:

Sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Met Bill while coaching Scott,s hockey team years ago. Bill was always polite and friendly and would go out of his way to say hello. Even after several years of living in Alberta Bill called me to tell me Hockey Night in Canada was coming to Sylvan Lake and I should watch, and I did. Joan and family my deepest condolences. Ken

Jean (Richards) Jack:

Joan and family, so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Joan, you worked hard to care for Bill and I know you had Heather and Scott to help. Thinking of you. Remember the good times. Jean

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