Emmanuel Desmond Dickie
December 19, 1945 – April 13, 2018
On Friday April 13th 2018, our dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and coach, passed away at home. Born in Paloseco, Trinidad & Tobago on December 19th 1945, he was the son of the late Alexander & Violet Dickie. At the young age of 22, he immigrated to Canada, where Des met his wife Lynda (Nixon) of 49 years. Des began his professional work life at CN Rail and went on to build a successful and fulfilling career as a competitive track cycling coach. In his more than thirty years as a coach, Des was able to travel the globe while positively impacting the lives of athletes internationally from Canada to the United States and China, and finally in his home country of Trinidad & Tobago. Off the track, Des enjoyed fishing, cooking, and catching up on TV sports. Des truly lived life by his motto; “Life is Good”, and has inspired many others in his life to do the same by showing them what it means to work hard and live life to the fullest. Des is survived by wife, Lynda, daughter Tanya “Rufa”, son Cory “Zura” (Cassandra), grandchildren Patrick “Cody” and Brodi “Riley”, siblings, nieces, nephews, countless beloved family and friends around the world, and of course his precious, four-legged, grand- and great-granddogs. The family wish to thank the doctors, nurses & support workers. Family and friends may gather at the Andrews Community Funeral Centre - 8190 Dixie Road, Brampton, ON, Canada (North of Steeles Avenue) 905-456-8190, on Wednesday April 18th, 2018 from 11am-12 pm. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel of the funeral home following the visitation at 12pm. A cremation has already taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Toronto General Hospital–Peter Munk Cardiac Centre or the charity of your choice.
- Memorial Visitation Wednesday, April 18, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Emmanuel Desmond Dickie
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April 18, 2018
Dearest Angie and my Dickie family my love and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
April 18, 2018
DD - Beautiful childhood memories will be treasured forever. What a birthday present to receive! May the Almighty Father embrace your precious soul in His loving arms and grant unto you eternal rest.
April 17, 2018
Our love thoughts and prayers go out to you Linda, Tanya and family , Cory (Cassandra) and Angela and Ryan. Although Desmond had lived for so many years abroad he maintained and remained part of the family structure of his sisters , brothers and their children. Everyone even the younger children in the family knew and loved Uncle Des and we were so proud of all his accomplishments. He was a wonderful uncle. In the early days of his coaching career I recall the excitement and the buzz when he brought down a Canadian team to Trinidad for Trintopec Sports or other sporting events and sometimes stay at my parent's home (Barbara and Dennis Carmona). Mom would cook all his favorite meals which he cheerfully devoured and promised to go on a diet when he returned to Canada . We all cheered on his team and celebrated in their success because they were Des's team and so too his whole hometown ! Although we looked forward to "beating" Des's team, there was always so much warmth and laughter and good "picong". There are so so many happy memories we have here in Trinidad and I am sure you all have your share too which we do hope will comfort you now and bring smiles to your faces in your time of grief. We are praying for you all and may God comfort you and give you strength now and in the times ahead.
Angela as the only sibling in Canada we know how dearly you loved your brother and we pray that that special bond you shared as siblings forever comfort you.
May he Rest In Peace.
From Faye Graeme Sean and Chelsea Gregoire,
Barbara and Dennis Carmona, Keith, Toney, Marcia, Nick , Cheryll and their respective families 🇹🇹
many happy memories
April 14, 2018
Sympathies on the loss of such a great leader and lover of life. May you all find comfort in your memories. He will make a great addition to gods garden where he is free from pain and cycling at his leisure. Xo