76, Sydney

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father and grandfather, Harold Dicks on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, An Cala Palliative Care Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family.

Born on June 28, 1936 in Charlottetown, P.E.I., Harold was the son of the late Captain Edward and Frances (McCabe) Dicks-MacIsaac.

Harold grew up on Broadway in Whitney Pier and after high school joined the Canadian Navy, an experience he treasured over the years. He was well known in the auto parts industry where he worked throughout his career until retirement.

Harold spent many a day casting a fly or dropping a line with friends. He will be well remembered as a great story teller. Both, Harold and Theresa could be found in the audience of most concerts in Cape Breton or socializing with their friends at the Spanish River Seniors Club. Over the last 25 years, Harold compiled a comprehensive history of the Dicks family tree and enjoyed discussing it with his contacts worldwide. Most recently, Harold and Theresa have enjoyed their new found friends on Jim Mac Court.

Harold is survived by his loving wife, Theresa (Roach) and daughters, Wanda (Ed) Fedora, Helen (Wayne) Barrington and Colleen Dicks. He will also be missed by his grandchildren, Chris and Amy Fedora, Lacey and Colin Barrington, and Nicholas and Tomas Pustovalov.

Besides his parents, Harold was predeceased by stepfather, Danny MacIsaac; half-brother, Bill Dicks and half-sisters, Audrey, Edith, Catherine and Edna.

By Harold’s request, cremation has taken place with no memorial service. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of Harold Dicks will be held at the Spanish River Seniors Hall, 1842 Kings Rd., Sydney River on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, from 2-4 p.m.

Donations in memory of Harold may be made to the Cancer Care Patient Fund, c/o Tom MacNeil, social worker, Cape Breton Regional Hospital or the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County, An Cala Palliative Care Unit.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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My sincere condolences to you all on the loss of Harold. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
From:  Lydia Fraser

To the immediate Dicks family I offer my most sincere condolences in Harolds passing.I remembered Harold very well from my Navy days and his memories were not taken away through the years.An exception he was when we were young men with th Navy lifestyle.May he find peace in another place and time..God rest his soul..Truly Robert Taylor St.Catharines Ontario (Retired )
From:  Robert Taylor

Helen, Wayne and Family, Please accept our condolences on the death of your fathers.
From:  Chuck & Pat Drohan

Dear Theresa and Family, Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved husband and father.
From:  Carmel(Chiasson)McIntosh

We wish to express our sincere condolences to Sally and all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.
From:  Harold, Phyllis Paon and family

Sending my Deepest Sympathy at this time.
From:  Doddy Keel