The death of Eric Dicker happened recently. He was associated with the 6th Brentford Air Scouts as a leader and probably helped many many generations of Brentford lads learn and have fun at the same time, and will be sadly missed. Personally l knew him for over forty years from when my son joined as a cub when Val Bright was in charge of cubs there along with Stan Bundy, the James family, their son Roger, loads of people Happy memories Bless you Eric
Jean Harrison ● 84d12 Comments
Eric was connected to the 6th Brentford scouts for more years thsn l care to remember, maybe people would like to donate to saving the scout hut as they had a thriving pack there prior to covid, a posdible way to remember ALL past leaders and helpers from times gone by.
Jean Harrison ● 3d
Eric had lived in York Road since 1947 and was a very popular character. We (the residents of York road) decided that we wanted to remember him in a more permanent way and came up with the idea of a tree and a plaque. The council have been very helpful in enabling us to achieve this. We now have organised a rota of people to water the tree until it is established. We still miss Eric.
Nicki Cross ● 17d
A really nice gesture. Heard of him but don't think I ever met him.Very nice to recognise those who do good stuff in anyway they can for locals.
Raymond Havelock ● 17d
Reading Guy Lambert's weekly update just now..on the front page..I was delighted to read of the tree planting ceremony in Eric's memory.A lovely gesture by the residents of York Road and his many other friends. Yes a memorial bench outside No.40 would be worthy. Did Eric live there all his life? With Vic and Bill Arnold in Church Walk,Ray Kirby in Orchard Road and Bill Goater in Clements Place these old school chums are names to recall in the winter of our lives. RIP Eric.
Jim Lawes ● 17d
So sorry to hear this sad news. AlthoughI have not seen him for a few years, I Only come to Brentford for footballI was a member of 6th Brentford Air Scouts when Eric, along with Stan Bundy and Vic Arnnold. Still have photo of me sitting on his beloved Lambretta 'Mrs Offen' Rest in peace Eric.
Ian Powell ● 79d
Eric was a good friend and neighbour. York Road is still in shock at losing such a lovely man. The residents are planning to raise money to hopefully get a bench installed at the end of the road so we can all sit and 'have a chat' with Eric in better times.
Nicki Cross ● 80d
So glad to read messages about Eric lovely memories from Helen and a memorial service is really a fitting tribute to have when things are possible again
Jean Harrison ● 80d
He was a close family friend- one of my mums best friends, uncle Eric xx .He spent every Christmas day with us as long as I can remember. Sadly COVID took that day away from us this time but we did him a takeaway dinner, forgetting to put on his Broccoli which he complained about haha. NYE he joined us on Zoom for a quiz. He died of a heart attack and nothing COVID related, he would have been 81 in April. My mum is sorting things but with funeral space obviously limited at this time, will be sorting out a memorial service once restrictions allow for the many people who knew and loved him to remember him
Helen Dickinson ● 82d
I understand that Eric was an "unsung local hero" for his many years helping youngsters in the Scouts etc.I went to Chiswick Grammar School with Eric in the 1950s.. he was always chummy etc.Thank you for posting Jean. Eric must have reached 80 years.
Jim Lawes ● 83d
We knew Eric Dicker for many years as well. My husband David (known as Scobie) was an assistant scout leader with Eric. Many happy memories here as well. R.I.P Eric
Karen Smith ● 84d