Dickson, Harry Thomas

Dickson, Harry Thomas

June 28th, 2021

It is with broken hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of Harry Thomas Dickson on Monday, June 28, 2021, at the too-early age of 66. Harry passed away peacefully after a valiant battle with cancer.

Beloved son of the late Keith and Loretta Dickson. Harry is survived by his loving wife and partner of 31 years, Marilyn FitzGerald; and her children, Matthew FitzGerald (Melanie) and Laurie Guthrie (Will). Cherished Papa of Bridgette, Brayden and Emma. 

Predeceased by his brother, Alan Dickson (Pat); his son, Dr. Mark Dickson (Anna); his brother, Scott Dickson (Gisele); and his children, Leticia Mizon (T.J.), and Brad Dickson (Amy). He will be missed by his great-nephews and great-nieces and Marilyn’s sisters, Barbara Boland, Cathy Leghorn, and their families. 

Harry was raised in Lucan, Ontario. He worked for 42 years at Unifin International, from where he retired in 2016. Many longtime friendships were made during his work career. He and Marilyn enjoyed their trailer at Pine Lake Campground, in Bayfield. Harry volunteered his time cutting the grass at the Pine Rock Golf Course. The highlight for his grandkids was to fish with their Papa, go for a golf cart ride and enjoy a never-ending supply of Freezies. Harry will always be remembered as caring, thoughtful, and most of all, a kind man.

We wish to thank the staff at the LHSC - London Regional Cancer Program, the 7th and 10th floors at University Hospital, Alexandra Marine and General Hospital in Goderich, and lastly, Dr. Henry Chapeskie for the care and compassion they provided. 

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. A private Celebration of Life will be conducted on Saturday, July 10, 2021. Registration is required to attend the visitation. 

To register for Harry’s visitation, please click here: Registration page for Harry Dickson's visitation on Friday, July 9, 2021 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. 

Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, attendance numbers will be restricted. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols are in place which may preclude some from being able to attend and masks are mandatory at both indoor and outdoor services.


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    Glenna and Al CooperOur deepest condolences to Marilyn and family. Harry will always be remembered as a kind and gentle man with a soft voice and an endearing smile, always ready to lend a helping hand. He will be greatly missed by his neighbours and friends at Pinelake. Rest in heavenly peace dear Harry. Al and Glenna Cooper.
    Grace NielsenDear Marilyn ... Sincere condolences with the passing of Harry. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you much love and lots of hugs 😘 Grace (and Jeff)
    Brenda BishopMarilyn I am so very sorry to hear of your loss of Harry. Know that you are in my thoughts and my deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Ian,Roslynn and Claire NormanMarilyn Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will remember our friend Harry for the gentle person he was. Always a smile and a treat for Ollie!!! Harry will be missed by so many for so many reasons. Claire suggested that instead of cry, Harry would rather we get a bag of peanuts and sit and feed the chipmunks!! So wise as Harry I am sure would approve! Love you!! Roz, Ian and Claire
    Pat FritzleyOur deepest condolences for Marilyn and Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. Pat and Dale Fritzley
    Don & Jewel HornSo sorry for your loss Marilyn and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
    Tom McGarry Dear Marilyn, Matt , Laurie and all your family. So very sorry to hear of the passing of Harry. Sending love and prayers to all of you. Rest in Peace Harry
    Margaret Louwe-MacKellarMarilyn and family, my deepest sympathy.
    Margaret VetterMarilyn and family we are so sad to hear of Harry's passing. You were an amazing couple so happy together. Cherish your memories and share with each other. Thoughts and prayers to you and the family. Margaret and Dennis
    Cindy and Ray MathersMarlyn, no words can describe how sorry we are for you and your family’s He was a great man who has left a wonderful legacy behind, he was larger than life and he lived it to the fullest. He was a big part of our group of friends at pinelake and will be missed. Wishing you strength and comfort today and in the days ahead. Our Condolences ❤️💔🤗 see you soon
    Becky CaversMarilyn and family So sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. Thinking of you and yours.
    Paul & Cheryl KrusePaul and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy's to Marilyn and your family. So sorry to hear of Harry's passing. May all your memories of such a wonderful man give you comfort. Hugs.
    Leda WagnerMarilyn and family I am so sad to here of your love’s passing. Both Matt and Laurie talked about his kindness and love. I can not imagine your pain. Praying all your wonderful memories of time together help you through your grieving. Love and hugs.
    Cathy / Murray MulcahyDear Marilyn, we share in your loss and are thinking of you. Harry was such a sweet man. May you find comfort with family and friends. 💕
    Pat Featherston/Bill SpieringMarilyn our hearts go out to you and your family during this very difficult time. We know that you will always have wonderful memories and they will last a lifetime. Please know that we are here for you as well as so many friends that you have here in Pine Lake.
    Rick & Patti BedardMarilyn, Matt and Laurie. So sorry to hear of the passing of Harry. Sending our sincere condolences to you all and your family.
    Liz JenkinMatt and Marilyn, Sorry for your loss. Reflect on the good times now and forever. Gone, but never forgotten
    Janice & Joe PelechatyMarilyn, Matt & Laurie, we are so very sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. He was loved & respected as that was how he treated others. You are all in our thoughts & prayers at this most difficult time. He is at peace with Mindy by his side watching his family that he loved & adored.
    Tom HearnI was saddened to hear of the passing of Harry. He was a childhood friend growing up in Lucan . You have my deepest condolences.
    Steve RevingtonMarilyn, Scott & Alan’s Families, My sincere condolences on the passing of Harry. The Dicksons lived across from us growing up in Lucan and they were special neighbours. Harry was such a terrific person and a very kind soul. My thoughts are with you.
    Dave & Marta 'fergysibMarilyn, Marta and myself send our condolences to you and your family. Harry was indeed a kind man. His presence will be missed by many of the members here at Pine Lake. Prayers and best wishes to you and yours.
    Dave & Marta FergusonMarilyn, Marta and myself send our condolences to you and your family. Harry was indeed a kind man. His presence will be missed by many of the members here at Pine Lake. Prayers and best wishes to you and yours.
    Walter and Margaret Armstrong My dearest Marilyn...there are no words to describe how deeply saddened we are for the loss of your dear husband and one of our dearest longtime friend..Their are no words that can make sense of this craziness and all we have now and always will have are memories of before and after pinelake trailer park and walt and Harry working together for 42 years..Hopefully we have enough memories to last our lifetime....We..walt and myself are so glad you became a couple he changed your life and you changed his life in the most wonderful way..Anyone whose harrys heart touched knew they had a friend and our memories of this fun loving crazy kind gentle soul will stay with all of us fo the rest of our lives.. Our deepest condolences to your family Laurie and Matt and your sweet grandchildren..who harry loved you all deeply..so rest in peace our dearest friend wonderful husband dad and papa...till we all meet again 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹
    Helen BelliveauDear Marilyn..My Deepest Condolences. Harry will be missed to young to leave us.Always enjoyed both of you when at Pine Lake.....Helen Belliveau
    Laurie Chappell and Cory TremblayGone too soon "Fairway Harry" will be greatly missed, Our condolences to his entire family..
    Sherry and Gary CornelisIt has been a bit since we have seen Harry but reading the comments above it seems like Harry never changed. He was an amazing, fun loving guy who always brought fun and laughter to whatever he did . We have many amazing memories of Harry and will miss him. Our Heartfelt Condolences to Marilyn and her Family .
    Nancy PachecoMarilyn and Family. Tammy and I send our Deepest Condolences. Harry was take to soon. Remember all the good times you have had. We send our Prayers and Angel Blessings. Love your cousins 🙏❤✝️
    Kathy RosboroughMarilyn, I am so sorry to hear of Harry's passing. May you find comfort in your family and friends during this difficult time. May your memories bring you joy for a lifetime.
    Linda PatersonDear Marilyn and Family So sad to hear of the loss of your loving Harry. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time of sorrow. Hold on to those wonderful memories and keep them close to your heart forever.
    Barb and Steve Krasnicki Marilyn and Family, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Harry will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure knowing him. Your in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Harry and Fiona SenkevicsSo very sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. Gone way to soon. Cherish your memories
    Al KraulI am sadden by the lose of my childhood friend. Harry and I continued our friendship into the 80's but lost contact with each other as our lives changed. My condolences to all of his family.
    Kim, Jason & Chase We are so sorry to hear about Harry, Please know you are in our thoughts.
    Dianne WalkomDear Marilyn, My family remarked that we had the privilege of knowing many wonderful people at Pine Lake such as you and Harry. Harry was a kind, gentle soul with a great smile. This has been such a challenging time to support a loved one in their life journey. May you and your family take time to recall special memories as you mourn the passing of a remarkable man. Hugs and prayers from Dianne Walkom, Elizabeth Jezard, Becky Aldworth and Family.
    Pam Fenerty So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family during this time.
    Lori hodginsI knew Harry for many years in Lucan and had some great times and Harry used to drive us around in his Beaumont . Harry was a very nice man and will be missed . My thoughts are with you and family
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