In Passing: Natalie Dickson Hall

Natalie Dickson HallBorn Easter Sunday April 8, 1928 in Arlington, Massachusetts, Natalie passed away peacefully January 13, 2016 in Vancouver. Her beloved husband, Hugh Upham Hall, predeceased her in 1991. She was deeply loved by her children, Harriet (David), Dickson (Christine), Katherine and Carl (Mary) and grandchildren, Jackson, Blythe, Katie, Graham (deceased), Theo, Nicholas, Thomas, Max and Alison. Natalie viewed life as an adventure from her earliest years. After graduation from Radcliffe College (BA, History), she married Hugh (MBA, Harvard) and accompanied him, first to the wilds of Port Alberni, and then to Vancouver where she raised her family and became a Canadian citizen. She then carved a twenty-year career as a librarian for the UBC School of Architecture out of a six-week temporary position. She was an active member of Canadian Memorial United Church; her faith and devotion were a source of deep satisfaction. She loved to travel but also found time to volunteer within her community. Natalie touched many lives and will be very much missed by her family and friends. Her life will be celebrated at Canadian Memorial United Church, 1825 W. 16th Ave, on Saturday, January 30 at 4 pm, followed by a reception at the Centre for Peace. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Natalie to kiva.org, a micro-lending non-profit operating internationally.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from January 22-23, 2016.

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