James DICKSON

DICKSON; James Malcolm

January 15, 1957 ~ July 20, 2015


It is with profound sadness we announce that Malcolm passed away after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Malcolm is survived by his wife, Monica, his four children, Matthew (Angela), Daniel (Kylie), Nicole Davey (Chris) and James, and eight grandchildren. His mother, Jean Dickson, sister Dickie Thiessen, and brother Kirk as well as many relatives are also left to mourn Malcolm’s passing. Malcolm was predeceased by his father, Derek and his father-in-law in the last seven months. Malcolm was born at MSA hospital, and was always proud of his family heritage, growing up on the family dairy farm, and by the age of ten, driving the tractor and custom baling on many farms throughout Abbotsford. After his graduation from Abbotsford Senior in 1975, Malcolm immediately entered the Heat & Frost Insulators journeyman program and in 1996, established his own company that operated with great success until his diagnosis in December. Throughout the years, he enjoyed coaching his children in soccer and fastball, playing on his slo-pitch team and RV’ing with friends and family. He was proud of the family home he built 27 years ago and in his final months of failing health, with pure determination he even planned and completed small projects for his hobby farm. He will be remembered for his immeasurable work ethic, as well as the courage and grace he displayed over the past seven months. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 28 at 11:00, at St. James Catholic Church, 2777 Townline Rd. with a reception to follow at The Rancho, 35110 Delair Road, Abbotsford.