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Mary Anne Dickson (nee Makarenko)



Mary Anne Dickson (nee Makarenko)

January 30, 1933 – January 23, 2023

It is with heavy hearts that the remaining family of Mary announce that she has left this world on her spiritual journey to join her loved ones before her. Mary battled cancer for 50+ years only to succumb to heart failure.

Born in Carbon, Alberta later moving to East Coulee at the age of 7 where she attended school. In 1954 she moved to Edmonton where she met the love of her life Bill. They married in 1959. In 1983 they moved to Calgary where Bill’s job took them. And in 1987 they moved to Canmore to join the rest of her sisters’ families. After retirement they settled in Vernon, BC.

Mary was predeceased by her parents at an early age, which left Mary and her sisters to look after themselves. Mary was also predeceased by the love of her life Bill, sisters Dora & husband Pete, Rose & husband Bill, Anne & husband Noel, niece Bonnie & husband Jim.
Left to mourn her presence but also remember and cherish her memory are many nieces & nephews, great nieces & great nephews and great-great nieces & great-great nephews.
Mary had no children per say but she adored her whole family.

Special Thanks to all the doctors and care teams for all their comfort and compassion over the years. Also, a Special Thanks to all the girls at Creeside Landing for all their help and caring for Mary through the difficult times. She praised you all.

At the request of Mary there will be no service held. At a later date a family get together will be held where she will be laid to rest in Canmore with the rest of her family. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

North Okanagan Hospice House,
House 3506 – 27th Street,
Vernon BC VIT IS4.

Safe travels on your final flight till we all meet again

You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online obituary @ Arrangements entrusted to


Lake Country 250-766-4400 & Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237