Gary Bert HICKS Nov. 17, 1934 - Jan. 17, 2018

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Gary Hicks passed away peacefully on January 17, 2018, in his 83rd year at the Masonic Home in Union City, California. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Dawn Elizabeth (West); his children Gary (Mary), Heather McLaughlin, Shawn (Joanne) and Wendy Hicks-Boucher (Joel); grandchildren Leo Hicks (Jennifer), Kat McLaughlin, Julia and Andrea Boucher, and Victoria and Dustin Hicks; his brothers Dereck (Joan) Hicks and Peter (Allison) Hicks and his sisters Gail Hicks and Linda (Hugh) Thomassin. He was predeceased by his beautiful and sorely-missed-by-all granddaughter Sarah Elizabeth Giroux and his sister Brenda (Reg) Johnson.

Gary was the son of Hubert and Alma (Rourke) Hicks. He graduated from Quebec High School in 1952. He joined the CNR and became a diesel locomotive mechanic. He worked as a salesman for Charles Chasse et Fils in Ste-Marie-de- Beauce, QC. He moved to Mountain View, California in 1992.

A Celebration of Life was held on June 16, 2018, in Valcartier Village at the Anglican Christ Church, officiated by his cousin Bradley Hicks and assisted by his brother Peter Hicks, who conducted a beautifully-led Eucharist service. 

Readers at the service were Julia Boucher, Gary Bryce Hicks and Kat McLaughlin. Interment followed at Mount Hermon Cemetery. Friends and family were welcomed at a reception at St. Michael’s Church Hall. 

Gary’s family wishes to thank everyone who contributed to the service and those who made the trip to Quebec City. An especially big thank you to our cousin Jane Hicks who was instrumental in assisting in the arrangements. We also wish to thank Carmen and her son Ross Rourke who welcomed the family to their home afterwards. We continue to support Diabetes Canada ( and encourage you to make a donation in Gary’s name. 
Family and friends gathered outside Christ Church Valcartier following the Celebration of Life.