Les Dickinson who died on September 18, was an active and influential member of the Ballarat community.
With his wife Trudie and six children, he contributed to many areas of professional and community life.
He was educated at St Patrick’s College and studied to become a Pharmacist at Melbourne University.
He subsequently became the owner of the Bridge Street Pharmacy and in 1978 it became the first 9am to 9pm pharmacy in the city. He was available to assist with Healthcare needs 365 days per year.
As well as his busy professional life, he took on roles in many community organisations. One of those roles was as a member of the Board of Centacare, Catholic Diocese of Ballarat Inc.
Les brought valuable insights and experience to his role on the Board and a deep knowledge of the City of Ballarat.
When Centacare moved into the provision of social housing, his knowledge of property management and development was invaluable. He was a member of the Board and the Finance sub-committee for six years.
Centacare, now CatholicCare Victoria, acknowledges with gratitude his significant contribution to the life and growth of the organisation, and the liveliness and friendship he shared with us all.