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Paul Mill Dickeson

September 30, 1932 - November 15, 2015


The mountains are calling and I must go” John Muir.           

On the afternoon of Sunday, November 15, 2015, Paul Mill Dickeson died at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital at the age of 83 years.  Paul was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia on September 30, 1932.

He leaves to cherish his memory his dearly loved wife of 56 years, Maggie, his three children; Holly (Mark), Ian (Niki) and Kirst, four grandchildren; Craig, Eric, Connor and Chloe and his two beloved dogs.

Paul was an avid outdoorsman who thrived in his passion to hike and ski in the mountains. He found great solace and peace while in the hills and taught us to appreciate and love the beauty of this area. We will remember him for his kindness, strength, compassion and booming laugh.

Paul was a well-respected teacher at Mount Baker Secondary School and was loved by many of his students.  He was the epitome of the phrase, “a gentleman and a scholar”.  He will be deeply missed by many.

If you’d like to pay your respects to Paul, he will be on Windy Pass in the summer.

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From: The Carley family
Relation: Colleagues/friends/students

With deepest condolences to the Dickeson family. Paul was a wonderful colleague and friend to both Joan and Ian as well as an inspirational teacher to Sean, Sara and Jill. His humour and booming laugh made him a joy to be around and his kindness always came through both in and out of the classroom. He will be sadly missed. The Carley family.

From: Roger granville-martin
Relation: Colleague

It was a sad day for us down here in mexico when we heard of Pauls death and we want to send our deepest condolences to you Maggie, and to the family. Paul was a true gentleman and was one of my son Aaron’s most enjoyed and admired teachers, an accolade I am sure you are hearing often. Our best wishes to you all.

From: Ruth Lee
Relation: friend

Farewell to a smart. kind, adventurous, loving person. You had a great life in Africa, Europe and Canada. You had the best partner and children in the world. I am honored to have had you as a friend.
Paul you will be missed.


From: Scott Lundell
Relation: Student

I was a student of Mr. Dickeson’s way back in the early 1980s. He was, and remains, one of my favourite teachers. He had a real passion for literature, using his enthusiasm and energy to educate, entertain and inspire us. He always treated everyone with the greatest respect. I’m an Elementary teacher now, and often wish I could travel back in time to watch him and learn from him – how he was able to keep everyone’s attention and interest. I have other friends who feel exactly the same way. I’m grateful to have had him as a teacher.

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