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Obituary for Rupert Dickenson

Rupert Alexander Dickenson

Beloved Rupert Alexander Dickenson was born November 21, 1926. He passed away quietly on March 12, 2024 at 97 years old in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Predeceased by brothers, Norman and Douglas, and sister, Cynthia, he leaves his wife, Elizabeth (Betty) nee Phillips; his sisters, Grace Dickenson and Helen Wynne-Jones. He leaves children, Christopher (Patricia), Peter (Andrea), David, Simon (Sari), Michael and Kym (Angelo), grandchildren, great-grands, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Born in St. Mary to James Alexander Dickenson and Mary Georgiana Dickenson nee Lindo, Rupert was raised in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. He attended Monroe College and Priory School. He was a life-long learner, educating himself through courses, books and many experiences. Over the years, Rupert enjoyed designing and constructing a variety of projects.

After college, Rupert worked for Reynolds Jamaica Mines. Later he owned a chicken farm, which he ran with Elizabeth. When he returned to Reynolds, he worked as personnel superintendent, head of security and negotiator on behalf of all the bauxite mines in Jamaica. He worked for Reynolds for over 30 years. In 1997, Rupert and Elizabeth along with Simon, migrated to Canada to be close to the family.

He welcomed everyone into the circle of his loving family. Family and friends will always be grateful for his thoughtfulness and help in times of crisis. In addition to spending time with family, he always enjoyed golf and especially enjoyed teaching his grandchildren to play. Until the end, he looked forward to playing in the summer.

Rupert enthusiastically encouraged Elizabeth and other members of the family with advice on developing their talents and projects. We know his lifelong curiosity is ready for this next journey, with a heavenly ice capp in hand.