Dickie, Francis

DICKIE, Francis, writer (b 1890, Carberry, MB; d 1976). He left school at age 16 and worked on railway survey parties across the West, at the same time writing stories for the popular press. In 1911 he began a career as a journalist with the Calgary Herald. At the end of WWI he was living in VANCOUVER and working as a freelance writer. In 1923 he and his Parisian wife Suzanne purchased a home at HERIOT BAY on QUADRA ISLAND, where they settled more or less permanently. Dickie was a noted...

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