Charles Dibden

Obituary of Charles William ('Bill') Dibden

Bill passed away at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto on Sunday, August 1, 2021, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.


Bill was born in Ottawa, Ontario on March 21, 1936, the son of the late Charles William Dibden and Gladys Mary (Preece). He was a proud graduate of the Royal Military College and had a 30 year career with Shell Canada.  Bill enjoyed golf, bridge and a nice glass of wine.


Bill was predeceased by his beloved wife of 53 years, Barbara (Wilkins) and will be sadly missed by their four devoted children, Susan Henderson (Brant Henderson and Tom Mannion), Jennifer Graham (Stuart), Michael Dibden (Karen Smith) and Carolyn Bearisto (Darryn). Bill was loved and will be sadly missed by Braire Biggin.


Bill is survived by his sister, Joan Tweedie of Ottawa (late George Tweedie) and predeceased by his sister Patricia Smith (late Larry Smith).


Bill was a proud grandfather to Brian Henderson, Mark and Tom Graham, Matthew and Meghan Dibden and Lauren and Sarah Bearisto, all of whom deeply cherished their “Gramps”.


A private family service will take place. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Bill’s memory to Sunnybrook Foundation - Odette Cancer Centre. Donations may be made online at


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