Robert K. Dickson

November 20, 1930October 3, 2020

RUMFORD: Robert Kerr Dickson (Bampa, Shishka, Bob) age 89, Passed away on October 3, 2020 at the Rumford Community Home where he resided for the past three years. He Was born in Rumford Maine to Rachel Swett Dickson and Kerr B. Dickson on November 20, 1930. He was educated in Mexico schools where he graduated in 1948. He served in the USMC during the Korean Conflict, where he was a well-known Gunsmith and had a love for fixing and collecting guns. He married Charlene Arsenault from Mexico on December 3, 1955. He later attended a machinist apprenticeship program in Oakland California. He then worked as an excellent machinist for International Paper Company in Jay Maine until his retirement. Bob was an avid outdoorsman from his youth. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, target shooting and relaxing at his camps "Bummer's Retreat" in Carthage Maine and at his camp on Moosehead Lake. He cherished the time he spent with his Grandson Nate, hunting and fishing. Bob was a man of many skills. He had a knack for fixing and fabricating anything. Bob and his wife raised 5 children with generosity, loyalty, and love. He was a great husband, father and grandfather and will be missed and remembered fondly. He was a great man from an amazing generation. Fathers and husbands like him are what made America great. Men who stayed true and provided, like Bob are the real heroes to their families and country. He will always be remembered for his sarcasm, quick wit, and his hilarious "Bampa quotes". He was predeceased by his parents and his son Bruce Robert. He is survived by his wife Charlene Dickson and his 5 children Lynne Steele, Denise (Steve) Garcia, Chris (Julie) Dickson, Melanie (Ricky) Calden all of Rumford and Craig (Katie) Dickson of Windham, 12 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Bob's family would like to thank the staff at the Rumford Community Home, especially those who went out of their way to make him feel loved and cared for. Condolences and fond memories may be shared with the family at A graveside service with military honors will be held at St. John's cemetery in Rumford on Friday October 9, 2020 at 11:30am. Arrangements are under the care of S.G. Thibault Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 250 Penobscot St. Rumford, 364-4366.


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, October 9, 2020


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Jamie Violette

October 8, 2020

To the Dickson Family

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. When our loved one becomes a memory, that memory becomes a precious treasure. Bob was a special man to many and was so loved. So very sorry for your loss. Sending you all hugs! ❤

With love
Jamie Violette

Raejean Coulombe

October 6, 2020

I would always tell Bob we were going dancing and he would laugh. He always had something smart to say to me 😀 I'll miss him dearly ♥️ I'm so sorry for your loss my thoughts are with you Denise ♥️

Judy & Ray Broomhall

October 5, 2020

To the family, We send our deepest Sympathy to you. He was a very ice man and loved by many. Love to all of you.
Ray & Judy Broomhall

Jane Doucette

October 5, 2020

Our sincere sympathies to all the Dickson family members, and especially to our wonderful Son - In- Law, Craig, Katie, Creighty, Kaitlyn, Khloey, Cooper, & Kelenese. I am so glad we got to know your Dad, husband, & Bampa. What a humble wonderful family man he was. He certainly passed all of his fine qualities on to all of you. He is at peace now and has earned it. Love to all of you.❤🙏

Angela Bresette

October 5, 2020

Such a sweet sweet man. I loved Bob's sense of humor. I am going to miss him. I'm going to miss his smile. My heart goes out to his Wonderful family. He was blessed to have such a loving attentive family ❤

Wanda York

October 5, 2020

Bob was a kind gentleman always smiling always joking with us girls in kitchen we are going to miss him dearly

Carol Worthley

October 5, 2020

To Charlene, Lynne and the family...
I am so very sorry to hear of your husband and dad’s passing.
Bob was a kind and gentle man. He will be missed.

So sorry for your loss and grief.

Aunt Carol

Ronda Shaw

October 5, 2020

Bob was a wonderful man. I always enjoyed our talks while doing his haircuts. Bob loved his family dearly and spoke of them often. He made me laugh... He will be sorely missed. Prayers for his family.


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