Timothy Benn Taro Dickson
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Timothy Benn Taro Dickson August 25, 1980: November 16, 2014 Tim died suddenly on Sunday, November 16 in Toronto, his favourite Canadian city. Born on August 25, 1980 in Ottawa, Tim graduated from Canterbury High School in the Visual Arts Program, went on to a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto and this past summer, completed a Masters of Philosophy in Public Ethics at St. Paul's University. Tim loved art and in particular music, spending many a night "spinning" in Toronto clubs. A favourite pastime became composing and recording mixes. He also loved to read and debate philosophy with friends. Tim is the beloved son of his parents, Alberta Dickson and Henry Sano, his stepmother Sharon Hickey-Sano, and brother to Maya. All his extended family and friends miss him. His talents, depth of care for friends, joy of discussion, and all-too-short life will be celebrated at Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, ON on Saturday December 6, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00PM.

Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association at any of the National, Provincial, or local levels.



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Published in Ottawa Citizen from Nov. 25 to Nov. 26, 2014.
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October 20, 2019
I worked with a Tim a while at an Ottawa call centre. He was always the warmest and kindest conversationalist. I remember him ever so often even still.
Jeff Blackman
Coworker
March 14, 2015
Dear Alberta,

I just learned of Tim's death today, and am hoping that this entry will go to your email.

Bill and I want to express our condolences for your profound loss of your beloved son. While we knew Tim briefly as a baby, it sounds like he grew into a wonderful man; intelligent, kind, creative, and a loyal friend. May your warm and intimate memories of Tim support you during the sad time.
Loretta and Bill Fleming and Falby
December 5, 2014
Henry, Sharon and Maya....
Alex, Sasha, Kiki and I wrap our our around you with love an support at this most sad time.
December 5, 2014
Henry, Sharon and Maya:
We are very sorry for the loss of your son and brother. We wish you peace in the days ahead.
Suzanne Perry & Michael McNamara. Ottawa, On.
December 4, 2014
Alberta, I am so sorry. I'm thinking of you a lot. Margi
December 2, 2014
We are thinking of you. So very sorry for your loss. Lots of love from Pam, Iain, Emma and Katie Christie
Christie Family
December 2, 2014
Dear Sharon, Henry and Maya. Please accept my deepest sympathies on the tragic loss of Tim. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Anne Woods
December 2, 2014
Hi
I wish I could say something that could comfort or help you. If I could I would say it. I think of your sorrow. Best wishes and love, Stephen.
Stephen Fancott
December 1, 2014
Sharon, Henry and Maya: We are very saddened by the loss of your son, step-son and brother Tim. Our deepest condolences for your devestating loss. Sincerely Beverley, Warren, Rebecca and Colin
Beverley McGee
November 30, 2014
Dear Alberta, my heart is with you at this time of great loss. Tim will always live on in your heart and in the hearts of all who loved him.
Sending you a big hug. Love, Ruthi
Ruth Salmon
November 29, 2014
I knew Tim well during the early 2000's. He was kind, extremely intelligent, full of self deprecating humour and constantly there for me when I needed him. Many great conversations, many great memories. I'll miss you Tim, you have a beautiful soul.
Andrew Mavor
November 28, 2014
Very sorry to hear about this.
Godspeed Tim.
Condolences to the family and may your soul soar in the next life.
I will make a donation on behalf of the family.
Rob not important..
November 28, 2014
My condolences to his family, and to all who knew him. I only met Tim two years ago but he quickly became one of my closest friends. I always looked forward to his weekly visits filled with insightful observations and intense debate. He truly was a remarkable human being, and will be deeply missed. RIP my friend.
Mackenzie Cameron
November 27, 2014
Henry, Sharon, Maya - I was very saddened to hear the news of your loss. My thoughts are with you as you go through this difficult time.

Lynn
Lynn Townsend
November 27, 2014
Tim was an amazing bright light. I will miss him deeply. Alberta, Henry, Sharon, words can never say how sorry I am for your loss.
November 27, 2014
I feel really sad about this news. Tim, may you have found peace. Strength to your family during this time.
Sue Moccia
November 26, 2014
Alberta,

You may not remember me from our meetings many years ago at your New Edinburgh art studio. I have the pleasure of looking at one of your paintings every day in our home. I recall one of our conversations where we talked about your motherly concern and support for your son's well-being. My heart goes out to you.

With sympathy,
Tania Mushka
Tania Mushka
November 26, 2014
Alberta,

You may not remember me from our meetings many years ago at your art studio in New Edinburgh. I have the pleasure of looking at one of your paintings every day in our home. I recall one poignant conversation when we spoke about your son and your motherly concerns and support for his well-being. My heart goes out to you.

With sympathy,
Tania Mushka
Tania Mushka
November 26, 2014
Henry,

We were very sad to hear about the loss of your son. Please accept our condolences in this very trying time for you and your family.

Tania Mushka and Daniel Chartrand
Tania and Daniel
November 26, 2014
Henry, Sharon, Maya...our sincere sympathy to you as you mourn Tim's death.
Sincerely, Terry and Marilyn Pike
November 26, 2014
I knew Tim in high school. He was a good human being. My condolences to the family.
Ryan Browne
November 26, 2014
My deepest condolences to the family and friends. I supervised Tim for his Master research paper in Public Ethics. He was a brilliant young man, full of potential. Cette nouvelle m'attriste beaucoup.
Sophie Cloutier
November 26, 2014
Sending my love.
Freyja Zazu
November 26, 2014
My condolences goes out to Tim's family in this tragic time. I will miss you as well Tim. We had some amazing great times hanging out at Devon's house back in the day. I am very sad that we are not able to get together again to catch up on old times like we had talked about recently. I really liked that we shared similar tastes in music. Not too many people know what good hard Acid techno is all about. Rest in peace my friend. May God bless your soul.
Patrick Brown
November 25, 2014
My heartfelt condolences to Tim's family. I have only had the opportunity to meet him once. He impressed me as a smart and very likeable young man.
Ed
November 25, 2014
Deepest condolences to your family. Our friendship began in the cafeteria line in our first year at UofT. Tim's honest heart and sweet smile won me over and will always be remembered.
Sharon
November 25, 2014
Tim was a caring friend who was there for me especially in rocky times in my life, supporting me when I most needed it. When I was too lost to do anything, I would hear from him, reaching out to me. A friend like Tim is priceless.
He challenged me to think deeply about the universe and consciousness, and about the mind, and I will miss our debates about those things; they made me see more around me and my world was richer for it.
I will remember and miss him always, and I will love him forever.
Kyla Francis
November 25, 2014
My deepest condolences to Tim's family. I knew Tim in high school and remember him as a talented artist, a deep thinker, and a really, really kind person. He touched many...
Lauren O'Malley
November 25, 2014
I'm so deeply sorry for your loss. Tim was incredibly honest, intelligent and kind - and that is how he will be remembered. May you find solace knowing that he brightened the lives of so many, and will live forever in our hearts and memories. Gone too soon. I'm so sorry
jo moffatt
November 25, 2014
Miss you, my friend.
Nathan Carter Moore
November 25, 2014
We are saddened to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Mike Haerkens and Louise Patterson
November 25, 2014
We would like to express our sincere condolences to your family.
Upstream Team
November 25, 2014
Words can't truly describe how much of a loss this is. Tim was a truly unique and special person with the most brilliant mind. My deepest condolences.
Olivia Wong
November 25, 2014
Henry, Sharon and Maya our deepest condolences at this difficult time. In time I hope that your hearts will allow you to be led by the good memories of your son and brother.
the Schumachers
November 25, 2014
My condolences. I am saddened by this news. Tim was a great friend of mine at U of T. I'll remember our times discussing philosophy and beats at Green Room, and cutting a rug on dance floors. He will be missed. RIP Tim.
Heather Tupling
November 25, 2014
We started the Make It Funky event series together 10 years ago and Tim was always a great friend. My condolences to his family.
Bryan Farberman
November 25, 2014
Tim was a great friend of mine at u of t! I'll always remember our times at green room discussing philosophy and beats fondly as well cutting a rug on the dance floor. Saddened by this news. My love and thoughts go out to everyone that knew and loved him. RIP Tim! I'll never forget you!
Heather Tupling
November 25, 2014
RIP
Jake Jakubek
November 25, 2014
I am very sorry to hear this, Tim is my good friend in toronto. may he rest in peace.
November 25, 2014
Tim was a good friend to me in university and I will always remember him fondly. Sorry for your loss.
Sean Roman
November 25, 2014
Tim was a brilliant soul and will be missed dearly. Love and condolences goes out to this family during this difficult time.
Hugh Guthrie
November 25, 2014
Tim, It is so unfortunate to see you go so early and so tragically. You will not be forgotten.
Jake Jakubek
November 25, 2014
I am so saddened to hear of Tim's passing and my thoughts are with you with hope that you will find comfort in the many fond memories that will remain
Brendan McDonald
November 25, 2014
We are saddened to learn of Tim's death and send you our deepest condolences. Tim was a wonderful young man.
The Benoit Family
November 25, 2014
We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.

Frank and Bev Azevedo
Bev and Frank Azevedo
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