North East loses inspirational Dickson to cancer
Christine Dickson, the lady at the helm of the much loved family pork butchers Dicksons, has lost her two year-long battle with cancer and passed away peacefully at home on 12th June 2013.
Christine, 62 from South Shields in the North East of England, took over the running of the family business at the tender age of 16 following the sudden death of her father, allowing her brother Michael to finish his schooling before joining the firm.
Whilst not the public figure-head of the business, deciding instead to work very much behind the scenes, Christine was instrumental in growing the business from a single shop to the chain it is today and worked hand in hand with every staff member to ensure a flawless retail and wholesale operation.
Described as a pillar of strength by her brother, she is credited with being the cornerstone of the family firm and staff across the retail chain and head office are said to be devastated by the sad news.
Despite being ill for the past two years, the self-confessed workaholic was in the business as recently as April this year, before becoming too ill to continue.
Michael Dickson, managing director of Dicksons commented: “My sister bore her illness and treatments for two long years with a calmness and stoicism that characterised her throughout her life. Her partner Ted and all her family and friends are devastated at her premature loss.”
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