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Born on February 7, 1922, Leslie Dickirson passed away on September 30, 2014 at the age of 92. He is survived by his cousin, Barbara Searles of Las Vegas, Nevada. Les also leaves behind his long standing, loyal and faithful friend, Vivian Cheng of Windsor. Les arrived in Canada from England on November 11, 1927, then known as Armistice Day. After living in Montreal and Toronto, Les arrived in Riverside with his family as the result of the Great Depression in 1931. In 1942 he was hired by International Playing Card Company where he worked for 44 years. Les enrolled as a part-time student at Assumption College in 1953 and graduated with a B.A. Degree in 1966. By continuing his part-time studies, he graduated from the University of Windsor in 1983 with an Honours Degree in Asian Studies. Although working full-time and studying part-time, he also travelled extensively throughout Asia and South East Asia with professional and university groups, exploring the various aspects of Asian religions, history and culture. Les was an active and supporting member of a number of ethnic, human rights and environmental organizations, such as: Windsor District Labour Council, Citizens Environmental Alliance, Essex County Canadian Chinese Association, South Asian Seniors' Association, Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre, Holocaust Committee (Yom Hashoah) of Windsor, Jewish Community Council, Essex County Field Naturalists' Club, and the C.A.W. Local 195 Seniors' Chapter. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no services or visitations. Arrangements were entrusted to Walter D. Kelly Life Celebration Centre (519-252-5711). In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Les may be made to the Essex County Field Naturalists, Erie Wildlife Rescue Inc., or to the Citizens Environmental Alliance. SHALOM SALAAM SHANTI and PEACE


Published in The Windsor Star on Oct. 3, 2014
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