January 3 2024  |  People

In Memoriam: Garry Austin Dickinson

By Hibah Noor

It is with deep sadness that Global Travel Retail Magazine reports the passing of Garry Dickinson, founder of the Abbotsford Duty Free Store.

Garry passed away on December 28, 2023, at Menno Care Home in British Columbia. He was 84 years of age.

Garry and his wife Carolyn opened the duty free store in 1986. Garry was instrumental in developing the duty free industry in Canada. After moving to Abbotsford, he became active in the Frontier Duty Free Association and the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club and Tourism BC.

If you wish to make a donation in Garry’s memory, donations can be made to Holmberg House or Crystal Gala Foundation in Abbotsford.

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