21 February 2021

Broken wand: Dennis Schick

It is with great sadness that I share with you the news that long time friend of, and contributor to the blog, Dennis Schick, passed away early last December. 

Dennis, as many of you already know, managed the Broken Wand section for the IBM's Linking Ring magazine.  He and I were in touch frequently keeping each other up to date.  You may also know that Dennis was the driving force behind the Linking Ring's recurring feature "Benevlonce of Magic" which featured giving initiatives and included Canadian projects such as: Magicana's Sharing Wonder, Jeff Christensen's Celebrate the Child Foundation, John Kaplan's Fundraising Magic, Sorcerers Safari Magic Camp, and the Mosquitoes Suck tour.

He always had a kind word and a good wish.

Dennis was the first person to interview me about Canada's Magic.  The interview was published just over a year ago in the Linking Ring.  I continue to be honoured and grateful to have had this opportunity.

Thank you Dennis, for your friendship, kindness, support, and encouragement.

Our sincere condolences to Dennis' wife Jan, and their family and friends.

From Arkansas Online:

We are sad to share with you that C. Dennis Schick passed away at home Monday December 7. Dennis was a husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother Dean and Ardyce Schick. He is survived by his wife Jan of 61 years; by his three children Leslie Gorrell (Doug), Greg Schick (Christa), and Tim Schick; his four grandchildren Alex, Lisa, Katie, and Emily Schick; his brother Darry Schick (Alice) and sister Kay Weaver (Ron); and many extended family members.

Dennis and Jan moved to Arkansas in 1979 where he served as the Executive Director of the Arkansas Press Association, a state trade association of newspapers. In that capacity, he supervised the operations of three companies: the APA, Arkansas Press Services, and the Arkansas Newspaper Foundation

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