Patrick Joseph Hickey was born in Ireland and emigrated to Newfoundland. He later moved to Victoria, British Columbia where he raised his family that included two sons, Richard Joseph and John David, and four daughters - Frances, Alice, May and Gertrude. While in British Columbia he worked for Canadian Pacific Navigation Co. (predecessor to the Canadian Pacific Railway Co.) on the BC coastal service route.
During his maritime career he served on the following vessels:
Richard Joseph Hickey was born on September 8, 1891 in Vancouver, BC. He followed in his father’s steps by undertaking a maritime career and working for the Canadian Pacific Railway Co. on the BC Coast Steamship Service route and later the Ocean Steamship Service (Empress liners) deep-sea routes that plied Chinese and Japanese waters.
Vessels that he served on and positions he held included:
In 1921 Richard Hickey received his Master’s Certificate (for steamships only) and worked as Assistant Marine Superintendent on Canada’s east and west coasts until the end of his maritime career. He died on May 27, 1971 and was survived by wife Priscilla, son Richard John & daughter, Patricia June of Vancouver.