In Memory of Capt (Retired) Ed Dickins
It is with a heavy heart that The British Columbia Dragoons announces the passing of Captain (Retired) Ed Dickins, CD.
Captain Dickins was a long serving member of the Regiment who enrolled as a Trooper in 1940 and served throughout World War II in England, Italy and Belgium and Holland. Despite being wounded, he was among a small number of Dragoons who volunteered to join the Pacific Force.
At the conclusion of WW II, he returned to civilian life in Kelowna and married the love of his life, Edith, in Oct 1945 and fathered three children Ted, Carol & Janice. Ed rejoined the Dragoons shortly thereafter and served until 1965, after which he served with the 903 BC Dragoons Kelowna Cadet Corps as an instructor and then Commanding Officer until 1971. He subsequently returned to the Regiment as the Quartermaster until his retirement in 1975.
Since that time, Ed has volunteered and served in numerous positions in the community to include the President of Branch 26 Royal Canadian Legion, President of the BCD Regimental Association (Whizzbangs), President and founder ofthe Kelowna Veendam Sister City Association, Provincial President of Junior Chamber of Commerce, Co-Chair of the Kelowna Cenotaph Improvement Project, and founding Director of the Okanagan Military Museum Society.
Ed –the objective is secure, rest easy