No formal funeral service will be held. Interment will take place in Surrey, B.C. at a later date.
In memory of
Harold Hickson
June 04, 1944 - May 02, 2021 - Age 76

1944 ~ Harold ‘Jim’ Hickson ~ 2021

Harold James Hickson passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at the age of 76 years, beloved husband of Norma Hickson of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory Peter (Solange) Hickson and their children Christopher and Thomas. He was predeceased by his parents Geraldine and Terrance Hickson and one brother Patrick. Harold was born on June 4, 1944 in Woodstock, New Brunswick and was raised in Montreal. During his youth, hockey was a big part of his life and he continued that passion into the 90's. He joined the Royal Canadian Regiment in Montreal in September of 1961 and served for 38 years retiring from Wainwright in1999. During their time in Wainwright, Harold had formed a band, playing at local establishments and weddings. He enjoyed playing and writing music as well as teaching kids how to play various instruments. No formal funeral service will be held. Interment will take place in Surrey, B.C. at a later date. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Harold Hickson.

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Message from Joe Stead May 05, 2021
RIP Jim. Condolences to Family and Friends.
Pro Patria.
Joe Stead
Message from Bob and Sue McDermaid May 05, 2021
Norma and family: we are saddened to learn of Jim's passing. He was such a well-rounded individual and will be remembered with love and respect from one side of the country to the other. Our deepest condolences are sent your way.
Bob and Sue McDermaid
Message from Jesse Reed May 05, 2021
Rest in peace James my condolences to your wife Norma and the rest of your family.
Jesse Reed
Message from K.J.Patrick Conlin May 05, 2021
Our sincerest condolences to the entire Hickson Family! Jim was an amazing man who positively affected many people throughout the course of years! He was a cherished member of our RCR association branch here in Alberta! He will be missed. Pro Patria.
K.J.Patrick Conlin
Message from Marcel Nault May 06, 2021
RIP RSM. My Condolences to your family, I was honored to serve with such a fine gentleman. He will always be remembered. Pro Patria.
Marcel Nault
Message from Gus Morrissey May 06, 2021
It was my Honor to know you and enjoy some fun times over hockey and other silly life happenings. My Condolences to the family on their loss of a precious soul and true Gentleman.
Gus Morrissey
Message from Bruce Archibald May 06, 2021
Norma so sorry for your loss. Jim was a outstanding individual an a soldier’s soldier. I have many fond memories of our years together in The Regiment. May he Rest In Peace. Sincerely Brigadier General (Retired) Bruce Archibald.
Bruce Archibald
Message from Bruce Archibald May 06, 2021
Norma so sorry for your loss. Jim was a outstanding individual an a soldier’s soldier. I have many fond memories of our years together in The Regiment. May he Rest In Peace. Sincerely Brigadier General (Retired) Bruce Archibald.
Bruce Archibald
Message from Judy/John Teather May 06, 2021
Thinking of Norma and the family. John always speaks highly of Jim and always regarded him as a friend. I met Jim a few times many years ago at a time when the place to be was at Junior Ranks in London, on weekends. Always a gentleman. RIP Jim and John echoes Pro Patria.
Judy/John Teather
Message from Tim Robinson, The RCR May 06, 2021
My sincerest condolences to family and friends. Jim was a great soldier, a better man and a wonderful mentor.
Tim Robinson, The RCR
Message from Jim Thomson May 06, 2021
RIP Sir. I remember you from our time together with 1 RCR London Ontario. Condolences to Norma and rest of family. It was an honour to present you with a well deserved Quilt of Valour. Pro Patria
Jim Thomson
Message from Randy Lisa Watts May 06, 2021
Norma our deepest condolences.Jim was a great friend and mentor to so many.May he RIP .
Randy Lisa Watts
Message from AL Callander May 06, 2021
It was a pleasure to serve with you, brother! Rest in Heavenly Peace now! 🙏🏾🙏🏾 Pro Patria 🇨🇦
AL Callander
Message from Sid Rafuse May 06, 2021
It was a pleasure to serve with as a gunner RIP we will meet again
Sid Rafuse
Message from Bill Sutherland May 06, 2021
Sincere condolences to Jim's family. It was a pleasure to have served with him.
Bill Sutherland
Message from Bob & Yvonne Woodward May 06, 2021
RIP Soldier. Our Condolences to Norma & Family members in this sad time. Healing takes time, but your Memories last forever. PRO PATRIA Mr. Hickson.
Bob & Yvonne Woodward
Message from Jim EVANS May 06, 2021
You will be missed Jimmy and remembered as a Great "Royal" Canadian . Pro Patria
Message from Lawrence Cotton CD May 06, 2021
Jim, when I was a young soldier you taught me what the standard was in being a good soldier. I remember in Cyprus when my care package came from home, we knew that the Tim Hortons coffee was in that box, we had the best coffee in Ledra Palace. You helped move my career forward, which was always appreciated, you complimented me on my swagger while marching. You lead by example, and I followed, maybe in some ways you were my beacon and support for a young soldier like me and others. Our memories will live on forever, my memories of you are forever, the lessons you taught me are forever, GOD BLESS YOU REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR AND PRO PATRIA. you are missed.Our condolences to Norma and Family.
Lawrence Cotton CD
Message from Leo M. Boyd May 06, 2021
My sincere condolences to Norma, Family members and friends, We served together in Fort York, Germany in the early 1960's. Everyone at the CWO Bobby Girouard Branch are saddened by his passing. R.I.P. to an outstanding Royal Canadian and a great human being.
God Bless
Leo M. Boyd
Message from Joe Kelly May 06, 2021
My sincere condolences to the family. Last time I saw Jim was in Cyprus in 89.
Joe Kelly
Message from Marvin and Marlene Knodel May 06, 2021
Norma and the Family,

Please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of Jim. He was a wonderful person to talk to. We will miss seeing him.
Marvin and Marlene Knodel
Message from Ted & Phyllis Schmauder May 06, 2021
Norma so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed visiting with you & Jim at our stroke group. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Ted & Phyllis Schmauder
Message from Tom Kontra May 06, 2021
My sincere condolences to Norma and family on this great loss. While I remember Jim from many places it was in Chilliwack that I recall you both fondly. As many have said, Jim will live on in our memories.
Tom Kontra
Message from Robert W Wilson CD May 06, 2021
Robert W Wilson CD
Message from Denis Bellefeuille May 06, 2021
My sincere condolences to the family. He was a true leader that molded young men to be the best they can be. Jimmy was my CSM in Bravo Company and I am so proud to be under his command. RIP Sir Pro Patria
Denis Bellefeuille
Message from P.Moe Bergeron May 06, 2021
My sincere condolences to you, Norma and family and friends. Jim will always be in our heart. He has touched so many of us, either as a Friend or as a RSM. For me, he was both and more. I'm very sad for your loss Norma, but we know and your Specially that HE'S no longer suffering. God Keep you Strong Norma.
P.Moe Bergeron
Message from Ed Ackworth May 06, 2021
I served with Jim in 1 RCR in London when he was a Corporal. He was a great guy and one l always respected. My deepest condolences to the family.
Ed Ackworth
Message from Robert Taylor May 06, 2021
I am deeply saddened at the news of Jim's passing. I knew him for many years but only really got acquainted with him in the past 4 or 5 years, he was a truly good man and he will be missed.
Robert Taylor
Message from Iain MacLean May 06, 2021
Heartfelt condolences to all the family. I had the honour of soldiering with Jim in 1RCR in London. A soldiers’ soldier, a gentleman and a leader to be emulated. He has left his mark as a true Royal Canadian. Pro Patria
Iain MacLean
Message from Don Oliver May 07, 2021
Praying for you, Norma, and the Hickson family. Jim is my 1st cousin and while we were not close relatives during the latter stage of our lives, I am 3 yrs older and was born in Woodstock as well. Close cousins during our younger years. His Mom and mine were sisters!
Don Oliver
Message from Erroll Gapp May 07, 2021
My sincere condolences to Norma and family with the passing of Jim. We had some great times in the Royals. I never liked that he was a Montreal Canadians fan though. Pro Patria
Erroll Gapp
Message from Ronald S. Irwin May 07, 2021
Rest in peace, Jimmy. You were a good friend and a great mentor to me. My deepest condolences to Norma and the Hickson family. You are remembered, Brother.
Pro Patria.
Ronald S. Irwin
Message from Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret'd) Don Denne May 07, 2021
My sincere condolences to Norma and all of Jim's family. I was fortunate enough to serve with Jim in 1st Battalion at London and in Cyprus and knew him to be that classically firm, fair and friendly RSM. He and Norris Pettis were a fine "Command Team" and the pleasure to serve with Jim was all mine. May the passage of time diminish the grief you currently feel.
Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret'd) Don Denne
Message from Bob Andrews May 07, 2021
Jimmy, old friend Rest In Peace...Norma, you're in my thoughts.
Bob Andrews
Message from Gerri Sali May 08, 2021
I was saddened to read of Jim's passing.
I looked forward to the times that both of you came to the office for
meetings. He was a gentle soul, always smiling and chuckling about
my comments etc.
My thoughts and prayers are with you always.
Gerri Sali
Message from Theresa Slavik May 14, 2021
I served under RSM Hickson in Wainwright. He made a lasting impression for his compassion and outstanding leadership. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family at the loss of a man that gave such wonderful memories.
Theresa Slavik
Message from Marjorie Taylor Murtha June 05, 2021
RIP Jim. Although I never met you in person , I did enjoy numerous phone chats with you when you would be visiting my sister , Ruth and Joe Dirk. And listening to your cd’s. My sincerest condolences to you wife , Norma and family members .
Marjorie Taylor Murtha