Dickson – Valerie Patricia (nee Adams)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pat Dickson on August 13, 2008. She died peacefully, surrounded by close family at White Rock’s Peace Arch Hospital after a short battle with cancer. Pat was born in Fort Fraser on July 25, 1941 and spent most of her life in the Vanderhoof area. In recent years, Pat called White Rock home where she moved to be closer to her daughter Denise and help with the special needs of one of her grandchildren. She was very happy in White Rock enjoying walks along Crescent Beach and participating in fitness programs at the local pool. Pat is survived by her son Ken (Debbie) Dickson, daughter Denise (David) Ure, sisters Sylvia (Ken) Clay and Joy Dickson, brother Dick (Anne) Adams and her precious grandchildren Kyle, Nicole and Christopher. She was predeceased by her parents Archie and Ruby Adams. Her family wishes to thank Dr. Mabie and the competent and compassionate staff of Peace Arch Hospital for their care over the past few weeks. There will be no service at Pat’s request. In lieu of flowers, Pat has asked that donations be made to the upcoming Walk Now for Autism; an event supporting autism research in which she had herself planned to participate. Donations can be made online via the website at www.walknowforautism.org. Our team site can be accessed by scrolling down to the Burnaby, B.C. event and then searching for “Team Christopher” and choosing “In Memory of Pat Dickson”.