Let the memory of Rab be with us forever.
  • 71 years old
  • Born on July 22, 1947 in Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom.
  • Passed away on February 22, 2019 in Scotland, Kirkcaldy Victoria Hospital, United Kingdom.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Rab Dickson 71 years old , born on July 22, 1947 and passed away on February 22, 2019. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Peter O'Sullivan on 18th March 2019
One of Fife's Greatest. Husband and loving father. Who will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege to have met him. I was one of the lucky ones to have had this privilege when Rab and Jane came to our club in Dunfermline on a few occasions. Such a lovely loving couple and fantastic singers who always brought the house down. Rab you will be Sadly missed but I can assure you you will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace my Friend.
Posted by Ian Grant on 18th March 2019
Sadly I never got the chance to meet you Rab but through your lovely wife I learned of the great struggle you have had over the past few years. Your bravery and will to get better touched me. In far away Australia there was someone willing you to win and get better Rab. Janey and you both deserved to win the fight but it was not to be. If I end up in the same place as you after I depart this life I will look up Rab Dickson and shake your hand and say I admired the fight you put up. Rest In Peace brave soul.
Posted by Louise Thomson on 18th March 2019
You were a very kind man Rab. Like Micha - I used to regularly miss the bus at the Forman Church. You always stopped to give me a lift in to school! Thanks to you I didn't have the terrible record that I should have had - and got into Art School. RIP X Louise
Posted by Maria Henderson on 17th March 2019
Rab , I had the sad misfortune never to have met you . Yet , through the words of your cherished loved ones and those who have known you , you have touched my heart. It takes a man of true greatness , honesty ,stature and love to reach so many and be rewarded with their love and admiration in the way you are ,Rab. From what I have learned you were a wonderful beacon that shone bright in so many lives , adored by those you taught , those you worked with and all whose path you crossed. You were the greatest dad to Carla and Adam and they will have endless memories of you ....of times of happiness and laughter .And , you were ,and always will be , the one and only true love in the life of Janey . She adored you as did you her . Some folk never find such wonderful love and devotion . What you both had was something truly rare and priceless . Thank you ,Rab Dickson , for being so great . I wish I had known you. My heart is with Jane , your beautiful wife , and with Carla ,Adam and your loved ones . Words are so inadequate at times like this but I hope they know that my heart is with them at this time. R.I.P. Rab Dickson ...a real man and a true legend . Sleep tight
Posted by Claire Ness on 16th March 2019
Age is like art it never changes. It grows on you over the years. I never had you as an Art teacher but Buckhaven High respected you so much. You had a smile and a patience for anyone. You tried to teach me the guitar told me I should stick to the triangle R.I.P Mr Dickson xxx
Posted by Michael Lynch on 16th March 2019
Rest in peace Rab you have earned your rewards in heaven
Posted by Micha Weir on 16th March 2019
I was a pupil of Rab’s in the 70’s and I later worked with him, both at Buckhaven High School. Lovely man. He always got me off classes to work on the annual school magazine which I was overjoyed with. I frequently missed the school bus at Scoonie Church, Leven, as Rab used to drive past in a really funky, bright orange, kit car. To get in , the whole roof elevated! He used to give me a lift which as a great way to get noticed and start the day! ❤️
Posted by Moira Reid on 16th March 2019
Rab and I were born at the same time as our mothers shared a room at Clement Park nursing home, Dundee and I believe his Mum actually breast fed me when my Mum was struggling. I didn’t know this until Rab told me. I next met Rab at school, Harris Academy, when I was 15 and we went out together for about two years. It was obvious even then just how talented an artist he was. Always the individualist, he set many girlish hearts aflutter. He was very special to me and has always had a place in my heart. Thanks to Janey we met up again 40 years later and it was good to see the man he had become and how happy he was. RIP, Rab. Never forgotten. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Margaret Paterson on 16th March 2019
I met Rab through Janey as she was my agent and my friend , Rab was a lovely man and , He always was a very pleasant and his love for Janey Shawn through so strong he will be sadly missed xx
Posted by Heather Macdougall on 16th March 2019
I knew Rab for a few years when I went gigs with Janey and Stevie Day known as The Bond Rab was a good decent guy and it was a pleasure to have known him Fly high Rab you are at peace now
Posted by Gill Murray on 16th March 2019
Your soul lives on in your art work rab, you were a very talented soul xxx
Posted by Cath Grant on 16th March 2019
I am at a loss for words for this exceptional man. Rab was fun, funny, loved his family. Proud of Janey (walking into Rejects with her first art creation). I have so many memories of this gentle man. You will never be alone.x
Posted by Donald McIntyre on 15th March 2019
My fondest memories of Rab, (apart from his materials bill at art school) are:- him coming on stage at a pre 'Revels' concert with his head on fire and his see through Perspex (a new revolutionary material of the day), radio! Amazing. He was an all round good guy and friend. Sadly missed. Mac
Posted by Colin Geddes on 15th March 2019
I will always remember Rab. I met him at Art College in Dundee way back in 1965. He was one of the “boys” and one of a minority who actually came from Dundee. My abiding memory of Rab, amongst many, will be his enthusiasm and drive for his subject. This is best demonstrated by the fact that he held the record for highest bill for art materials accumulated at the College shop. I hope Rab has now found peace and serenity and his higher power is looking after Janey and the family he has left behind.
Posted by Adam Burt on 15th March 2019
Was a great step dad to me and my sister, everyone fought hard for you rab! You are a soldier and the shiniest star in the sky! We all love you so much we had great memories with you and thanks for being there for me when others couldnt. I love you with all my heart! Until we meet Again bud. Love you from your son Adam xxx
Posted by Janey Kirk on 15th March 2019
I will love and miss you all my life. You are my biggest inspiration. Life without you will never be the same. I was complete when I had you. May your beautiful soul rest in peace. Until we meet again. I will love you, and only you, forever. Your loving wife, Jane Dickson, Xxxx

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