Dick Davidson (Richard Allen Davidson), BASc’72
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dick Davidson on August 18, 2012. Dick was born July 24, 1942, in Timmins, ON, to Aura Marie Trottier and Allen Albert Davidson. In 1963, he married Julianne Marie Wojick at St. Mary’s Polish Church in Sydney, NS, and together they were blessed with five children: Allen, Suzanne, Laurie, Michelle and Christopher.
Dick served with the Royal Canadian Armed Forces – a position that helped put him through university and gave him the opportunity to see much of Canada. After serving with the RCAF for 18 years, Dick moved to Sioux Lookout, using his newly acquired pilot’s licence to explore entrepreneurial opportunities. Some of these very successful endeavors included the Sunset Lodge and Camps (fishing camp); The Sioux Hotel; The Sunset Inn & Sunset Suites; Dick & Nellie’s Bar & Grill; The Guardian Eagle Fly In Fishing Resort; and many Thunder Bay restaurants including Beaux Daddy’s.
Besides creating, building and running multiple businesses, Dicks’ interests were in his community. He served with the Rotary Club for 23 years (two as President) and town council, and was even the president of the Chamber of Commerce.
Dick was predeceased by his father, Allen, and his beloved mother, Aura. He is survived by six brothers and sisters: Ken (Roma), Don (Gloria), of BC; Lynn Smyth, Patricia (Blake) Haverluck, of Thunder Bay; Cathy (Wayne) Robinson of SK; Joanna (Mark) of Toronto; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; his children: Allen, Michelle of Ottawa; Christopher (Kathryn), Suzanne (Randy) Favot, Laurie (Richard) Fenelon, of Sioux Lookout; his grandchildren, Brandon, Samantha, Drew, Easton, Jordyn, Daniel, Robyn, Lea, Joshua and great grandchild, Makayla.