Victor Pick

Obituary of Victor Harry Walter Pick

September 1, 1930 – Montreal, Quebec

June 28, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta


Victor "Vic" Pick, a dedicated serviceman and beloved husband of Helen Pick (nee Turner), passed away peacefully on Friday, June 28, 2024, in Calgary, AB. He was 93 years old.


Vic was born on September 1, 1930, in Montreal, QC. In 1950, he answered the call of duty and joined the Canadian Armed Forces, Army. As a member of the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), he rose to the rank of Master Corporal, serving his country with honour and bravery until his retirement in 1984. Vic's service included participation in the Korean War, for which he received the Korea Medal and the Volunteer Service Medal for Korea. He was stationed across Canada and Europe, and you can see one of the tanks he worked on at the Calgary Military Museum.


Following his military career, Vic continued to serve his community by joining the Corps of Commissionaires. He also dedicated many years as a volunteer with the Calgary Food Bank, where his commitment to duty, dedication, and devotion was enacted.


Vic is survived by his loving wife, Helen, with whom he loved to dance and travel. He is also survived by his children, Vaughn and Tara, and their families; and his grandchildren and their families, and by many dear friends. His storytelling and love of song will be deeply missed by all who knew him.


A private memorial service will be held to honour Vic's life and legacy. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Royal Canadian Legion, Centennial Branch 285, 9202 Horton Rd SW, Calgary, AB T2V 2X4, Telephone: 403-255-5772,, or to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society, 5000 – 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5, Telephone: (403) 253-2059,


Rest easy, Soldier, for you have done your duty. Arte et Marte.


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Vic’s family here.


In living memory of Victor (Vic) Pick, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, Ab t2x 3j3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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