Richard Dickerson


Richard Keith Dickerson

May 21, 1953 – June 22, 2021

Richard passed away at the age of 68 on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance. Richard is survived by his sister Joanne Cross (Leonard) and predeceased by his parents John and Lavina Dickerson, and sisters Hattie Cross (Melvin), Joyce Hurst (Charlie), Millie Jackson (Charles), Evelyn Chavis (Fred) and Lavina Carter (Jerry). He will be missed by his good friends, Gary Brown of Chatham, Patty of British Columbia and Brian of Toronto, as well as by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  After living and working for many years in British Columbia as a dispatcher for the RCMP, Richard retired to his hometown of Chatham. He was a private man who enjoyed a quiet life with his friends and family.

15 Comments on “Richard Dickerson”

  1. My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night. But ah, my foes and oh, my friends it gives a lovely light. (Edna St. Vincent Millay circa 1920)
    Richard worked hard but cherished his free time and privacy. Enjoyed traveling and was seriously planning to win the lottery. He loved old movies and a good meal. Hmm, hmm, hmm! But with all that, he loved his family and friends more. Stories of Miss Millie and Miss Hattie, Kim and Lee were favorites. I consider myself blessed to have been his friend. I have learned so much from him and miss him every day. Rest in Peace dear man, I love you!

  2. I loved Richard so much. He was a joy to be around at work and outside of work. Cheers to you, my friend. My heartfelt condolences to the family.

  3. Rick and Lee,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Lee, I know you spent a lot of time with your Uncle and you will miss him dearly, keep his memories alive and keep them close to your heart. Hugs my friend. You know where I am if you need company.

  4. To the Dickerson Family, Leigh and Kim

    Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of Richard. May your memories be a blessing. I pray God carries you through this difficult time.

    John and Olive Olbey
    Pam, and Craig

  5. So sorry to hear of the loss of Richard. I worked with him in Richmond. He was a great guy, we used to go shopping in Kits at all the little shops. He always made me laugh. He always had a sweater hanging in dispatch, it was a green one, I think. He will be missed. My thoughts are with his family and close friends. RIP Richard.

  6. So sad to hear that one of my greatest mentors when I started my career is now up in heaven. I always loved laughing with Richard, he was always so joyous. Condolences to Richards’ family and friends, RIP Richard, thanks for everything you did for me.

  7. Dear Richard, thanks for being a marvellous, dependable, partner. I loved working with you, my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. You will be missed

  8. I’m very sorry to hear of the loss of a brother, uncle, cousin and friend. Joanne, Lee, Les and Scott and families I send my condolences during this difficult time.

    1. My condolences as well to Dana, Kim, Vanessa, Lionel, Carol, Michelle, Beth, Andre and Tiffany for your loss

  9. We were fortunate to have experienced wonderful, unforgettable Richard’s joy and fun-loving manner. In a class of some twenty-five girls, he was the only guy learning shorthand in the hope of securing a future career being a court reporter in 1970. Sadly, most of us never crossed paths again.
    So, to you, Richard, soar swiftly to your new home in this vast, beautiful Universe and shine down on us as you did on Earth so that we may continue to absorb your brilliance. Unknown by you, you were a beacon for us.

  10. Words cannot express how deeply saddened i am. Uncle Richard you were a very private man. But always showed love. Although your presents here on earth will be missed. I know that you were surrounded with so much love when you entered the pearly gates. God has claimed another family member but we will meet again

  11. My condolences to Richard’s family. I worked with Richard many years ago in Chatham at the Employment Centre. He was always kind & professional with the clients and staff. He had the biggest smile and a great sense of humour. He was missed when he left for B.C. and we enjoyed his visits when he came back home to Chatham. He was a wonderful public servant.

  12. So sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. I was in high school with him and always enjoyed his company.

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