Re: Obit (1993) - David Bradford DICKSON

Title: Re: [nscumber] Obit (1993) - David Bradford DICKSON
Thanks Gerry.

He was one of my teachers throughout Springhill High School plus I remember him from my Army Cadet days. A very highly respected citizen, teacher and officer.


On 13-09-30 8:39 PM, "Gerry Mattinson" <gmattins@...> wrote:


Further to Dave's recent note about Willena (Broderick) Neville, here is the obituary for her daughter's husband.

Jan. 7, 1993 Halifax Chronicle Herald
DICKSON, David Bradford - 80, 4 Princess St., Springhill, died January 5, 1993, in All Saints Hospital, Springhill.  Born in Pictou, he was a son of the late Byron R. Dickson and Jane (Harris-Dickson) Turple.  He was an active member All Saints Anglican Church, Springhill, having served for many years as a vestry member, church warden and a former Sunday school superintendent.  He received his BSc. and BEd. from Mount Allison University and was principal of Springhill High School for many years.  He began his teaching career in Breton Cove, Trenton and in Yarmouth County.  A veteran of the Second World War, he served overseas from 1940-45 and saw action of five theatres of war, attaining rank of captain.  He was a major and company commander of B Company, Nova Scotia Highlanders for many years, where he was currently serving on the advisory board of the battalion and recently retired as an honorable lieutenant-colonel.  He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion, 17.  He was a former board member of All Saints Hospital and past chairman of Springhill branch of the Canadian Red Cross.  He was involved in numerous town volunteer organizations and in his younger years, helped young people with their academic achievements.  He coached hockey, baseball and soccer.  He was a recipient of the Springhill Volunteer Award in 1992 and chosen Springhill Citizen of the year.  He is survived by a son, Bevan, Amherst; two daughters, Mrs. Lynn Sarty, Springhill; Sheila (Mrs. Michael Lamplugh), Whites Lake, Halifax County; brother, George, Halifax; two sisters, Marcella (Mrs. John Robertson), Lyons Brook, Pictou County; Mrs. Eleanor McMillan, Pictou; six granddaughters; a grandson; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his wife, the former Serilla May Neville; son, Murray Arthur; infant brother, Thomas.  The body is in A H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, 2-3 p.m. Friday.  Funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Friday in All Saints Anglican Church, Rev. David Myles officiating.  Burial will be at a later date in Hillside Cemetery.  Donations may be made to any charity.