Jeanne Julia Dickson
Born In: New Waterford
Born: August 22nd, 1918
Passed on: February 8th, 2013
Jeanne Julia Dickson, 94, passed peacefully into heaven on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born Aug. 22, 1918, in New Waterford, she was the only daughter of the late Emile and Agnes (Caffiers) Brassart.
Jeanne was predeceased by her husband, Hugh Higgins Dickson, her sons, Robert and Richard, her brothers, Maurice and Gerard Brassart and her great-granddaughter Miranda Finney in infancy.
A devoted wife and mother, Jeanne is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Jeanne Dickson (Connors), Halifax; her daughters-in-law, Isobelle (Robert) Dickson, Sydney Mines, and June (Richard) Dickson, Ontario; her beloved grandchildren, Robert Dickson, Sydney Mines, Sherry (Paul) Finney, Little Brad d’Or, Richard (Lynn) Dickson and Robert Dickson, Ontario, and Christina Connors, Halifax. She is also survived by her cherished great-grandchildren, Meghan Finney, Sydney, Emily Dickson, Sydney Mines, Adele and Annie Dickson and Christopher and Isobel Dickson, Ontario.
Special thanks to Janine Kowalski for all her support, Danny and Allison MacDonald for being such wonderful neighbours, Dr. Michel McKeough and Louis McKeough for their care, the VON nurses and Home Care workers and all the nurses and doctors of the Northside General Hospital.
A private family service will take place Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Marion Barclay MacKay officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations in Jeanne’s memory are suggested to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now residing in our hearts mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
If roses grow in heaven,
Lord please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in my mother's arms
and tell her they’re from me.
Tell her I love her and miss her,
and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her for a while.
Because remembering her is easy,
I do it every day,
but there’s an ache within my heart
that will never go away.