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Remembering Alexander 'Joe' Dickerson

From: Deedee Herman

I just learned of Joe's passing. The world has lost a lovely, funny, positive gentleman. Sincere condolences to the family.

From: Freeman Hussey
Please accept our sincere condolences on Joe's passing. He was a great guy with a sense of humor and will be missed.

From: Wayne Willson

To Joe's Family please accept my condolences. I knew Joe through work at Bruce B. He had a keen wit and was always eager to do a good job. We will miss him.

From: Dennis Hachez

Sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. It was always a pleasure to deal with him at work, a true gentleman.

From: Basil & Fran McCarthy

Our deepest condolences to the Dickerson family. I worked with Joe for many years and we socialized with him at Cobbler’s Apron events and Kincardine Scottish events. He was an inspirational instructor, a great musician and a very dear friend. When he moved a little further north, he always kept in touch. Joe was so affable, caring and fun to be with. It’s been an honour to call him “friend”. You will be missed Joe. Basil & Fran McCarthy


From: Jim Graham

I just heard the very sad news about Joe. Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of a wonderful friend and companion. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. I have so many fond memories of many years spent working together, playing music for years and having so much fun. We had many laughs and great times together. Please pass on my sympathies to Stephan and Michael.

From: Mike Gibbs

I still remember the first time of meeting Joe, 54 years ago now, as leading apprentice in charge of our room at RAF Cosford, and he became a good mate then to all of us in our room - always ready to get out his guitar for a sing-song - and it’s a friendship which stood the test of time with some of us, despite large gaps in between... Please accept my sincere condolences, I’m incredibly sad to have also lost a good friend...

From: Jim Thorpe

My sincerest condolences. Such sad news. It was a privilege work with Joe at the training centre and at Bruce B over the years. I will always remember Joe's sense of humour and how much he cared about his work. He made an effort to hold all he worked with accountable whether they were the Station Manager or a trainee in his class. Joe was no "corporate Joe boy" and will be missed

From: Casey Martin

I will always fondly remember the control maintenance training I had with Joe. His story telling was amazing. Rest peacefully Joe.


From: Ward Cox

I met Joe at Deep River, and he remained a great friend for many years , especially through Masonry. My condolences to the family.

From: Steve McDougall

I enjoyed working with Joe. I also enjoyed his music. He was always bright and cheerful whenever we met, either at work, or outside of work, usually at a music venue. Many condolences to Joe's family.

From: Kevin Emmerton

I had the pleasure of working with Joe at Bruce Power. Joe could always brighten your day with a joke or two...


From: David and Marilyn Hammer

Eliane & Richard, David and I are so very sorry for your loss in the passing of Joe.


From: Ross and Shelley MacDonald


From: Sam Jackson

Joe was a great instructor/teacher for many of us Control Techs. Always had a witty comment, and kept you on your toes. He'll be missed by many, rest easy Joe. Deepest condolences to family, and friends.

From: Corinne Perkins

Had the privilege to spend some time with Joe, under his wing at BP for FBR. He was always such a positive person looking on the bright side of life. I am so sorry for the family's loss he was a great man. He will be deeply missed.


From: Michael Hardwick

My sincere sympathy on the passing of Joe. I worked with him at Bruce Power. He was always entertaining and a great pleasure to be around.

From: Ron Goetz

Sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Having worked with Joe and later as our instructor at the BLC was always something to look forward too. His jokes and comical attitude will be missed. RIP


From: Robert and Angela Penketh
Joe was a good friend and fellow Lion. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family! Joe you will be missed! RIP!

From: David & Helen Cleland
Very Sad News.............Joe was the Best !!!!


From: Mac & Marilyn Taylor
We are so very sorry to hear that Joe has passed.  We will remember Joe as a kind hearted, entertaining, sincere friend.  Our condolences to Eliana and family.

From: Donna and Pat Murphy
To All of Joe's  Family: Our sincere sympathy to all of Joe's Family...Pat enjoyed Joe's friendship through the Lions Club.. May he now be pain free.. Cherish all the  great memories and hold them close to your hearts...RIP Joe


From: Joe Batte
So very sorry to hear about the passing of a very good friend.  I had not seen Joe for a number of years but consider him a very special friend.  My condolences to his family.  He will be missed.


From: Pat and Gump McMeekin

Sorry to hear of Joe’s passing , we have a lot of fond memories over the years and had a lot of laughs together. He and Bill Taylor sang at our wedding. He will be missed. I pray he is resting peacefully in God’s loving hands.

From: Fred Snow

Worked with Joe several times over the years at BNPD. Always enjoyed his wit and appreciated his intelligence when we partnered up. Condolences to the Dickerson family.


From: Kelly and Kay Mullen

Was very sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Knew Joe well from time at the Bruce but enjoyed many hours playing guitar with him and friends. I remember him recording his '45, "The Solar Shuffle", playing many many gigs with The Cobblers Apron and him diligently learning how to properly Travis Pick from Gamble Rogers at Summerfolk years ago. A very decent man and a good buddy.


From: Steve Scott

Please accept my sincere condolences. I got to spend a lot of time with Joe over the years through our mutual involvement with karate. He was a gentleman with a great sense of humor and a special affinity for instructing children.


From: Brian & Teri Schnittker

Our condolences to Joe's family. Worked with him for many years from his start at BHWP. He always had a great sense of humor and made work a more fun and interesting place.


From: Dave Reid

I’m so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. I worked with Joe at Bruce B and will always remember his meticulous courtesy and patience when dealing with all of my dumb questions. He was one of the best.


From: Catherine & Tony Doherty

Deepest condolences to Joe’s family and friends. In our thoughts and prayers. Catherine & Tony

From: Craig Haslam

Joe was one of the best, I was fortunate to have him as a trainer and a personal friend.

From: Dave & Louise Bursey

The world is a duller place without Joe, such a talented and kind human being. My condolences to his family.


From: Judith Legare

Sincere condolences. Kind, compassionate, talented and funny-you've gone far too soon. So many great memories over the years, it was a pleasure being your friend.


From: Carol Deering

Eli, I am really saddened to hear of Joe's passing. I know you both from the 6 n 10 mini mart and liked you both from the start! I am thinking his cancer must have spread, and I am so sorry. He was a nice man and I know you are missing him already. My sincere condolences to you Eli.


From: John Stockmann

I am saddened to hear of Joe's passing. Although I worked with Joe we knew each other better through Karate and Freemasonry. He was a clever and kind man, a good friend. To Joe's loved ones, please accept my heartfelt condolences.


From: Paul Williamson

So sorry to hear of the passing of Joe. I knew Joe from work where I first met Joe as an instructor for instrumentation classes. Joe was a great guy.

From: Ray and Tony McEwen

Our deepest condolences to Elaine, Mike and Steph. We were saddened to hear about Joe's passing. Joe was a great story teller and we had lots of laughs. He was a very good friend and we will always remember the fun times we had together.

From: Mike Diebel

I had the great pleasure of working with Joe in early 90’s at Bruce B, he was a brilliant trouble shooter and problem solver. He will be missed by many.


From: Robert and Lise Armitage (Peterborough)

To the Dickerson Family We extend our sincerest condolences in Joe's passing. I worked with Joe back in the 80's commissioning Bruce B. Joe will be fondly remembered.


From: Eian Farrell

To Joe's Family my condolences. I got to know Joe through the Lions Club. Although I have not seen Joe for several years I thought of him several times as he was always such a cheerful guy and interesting to talk to.


From: Mark Hammond

Joe, An honour to have called you friend. I will always remember our wave.


From: John Park

To Joe's family and friends I extend my condolences to you on Joe's passing. I always remember Joe as a person willing to help an Operator learn about instrumentation or electrical equipment while patiently answering my questions at work. RIP Joe.


From: Gerald & Maureen Higgins

Condolences to Joe's family. Joe had a positive impact on our family thru the Karate Club in Port Elgin, Freemasons and Bruce Shrine Club. RIP.


From: Dennis Hachez

So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. A very nice man, always a pleasure to deal with at work.


From: Graeme Ewen and Helen Firtin

Please accept our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time.

From: Ann Mastnak

Sincerest condolences to all of his family. I met Joe as a control tech at the Bruce. Along with myself, Joe mentored many with his work ethic and trade knowledge. Joe always had a cheery g'day at work and in public and drove for efficiencies in everything he did. Thank you for the memories Joe, you will be missed by many!

From: George Douglas

Sorry to hear about the passing of dear Joe, he was an inspiration to me when we worked at Bruce Power. He would always send me a cheque every Christmas to be given to the Salvation Army, thats the kind of chap that he was, always thinking about the down trodden. I shall miss him, but fond memories prevail. George Douglas.


From: Jim Campbell

My condolence to Joe's family and friends. Joe was one of my instructors at the Bruce. Just thinking of Joe brings a smile; he was a character and we got along well. He told me some very funny life adventures. Rest in Peace.


From: Dennis & Helen Flavell

So sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. I knew him for many years both at work and in Lions. It was I who brought Joe into Lions. He was always an interesting person to chat with and always looked on the good side of people. He will be missed.


From: Duane Waddington

Joes passing took me by complete surprise as Joe was one of those friends you would think would be around forever . Sad to see you go keep an eye out for me on the other side Thanks for all the good time s and memories

From: Hugh/Barb Cahill
So very sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Condolences to the family and especially his lovely wife Ellie. Our thoughts are with you Ellie.
Ellie-we are here for you. Anytime!! Xxxooo

From: Dave McFadden

So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I first met Joe in 1977 in Deep River and worked with him several times over the years at the Bruce site. We always enjoyed our time together! Your spirit will carry on Joe! You will be missed! Condolences to all the family.

From: Murray and Irene Howe

Our deepest sympathy to the family on the loss of Joe. Many chats we had over the time he lived on the 8th of Bruce. Fondly remembered.


From: John Prinsen

I will always remember Joe's sense of humor, and his sense of justice, it was a pleasure to be associated with him. Tonight I will play his music in remembrance!

From: Ron Dugas

I would like to offer my condolences to Joe’s family and friends. I had the pleasure of working with Joe for many years and shared a lot of good times. Always ready with a joke and a smile! I will always cherish those memories . May he RIP.

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