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Fire north of Stoughton destroys the Dickie family's home

Stoughton-Tecumseh fire department spent several hours at the scene:
Dickie farm fire
It only took a matter of minutes for the Dickie home to be fully engulfed in flames.

STOUGHTON - The Stoughton Tecumseh Fire Department received a call for a house fire at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Dec. 14, at a farmhouse located 26 kilometres northwest of Stoughton.

Courtney Dickie had just returned home from a trip to Arcola to find a large amount of smoke coming from her home. She quickly dialed 911 and then was able to rescue three dogs from her garage.

Twelve firefighters were dispatched to the scene to see the wood-framed home completely engulfed in flames and were unable to save the structure. Road conditions were not at their best as this was the beginning of the storm that would blow in.

According to Fire Chief Pat Slater, they were at the fire until around 10:30 p.m. The fire department kept things under control so it would not spread to nearby buildings as there are many farm buildings in the yard.

Slater said, “It is devastating to lose your home, and everything in it, but losing it at this time of year makes matters more difficult for the family.”

The house was built by Bruce and Carol Dickie in the 1980s on the farm. When Bruce semi-retired off the farm and moved to Stoughton, his son Adrian took over the farm.

A few years after taking over the farm, Adrian would meet and marry Courtney. They have a blended family with five children. Their Cadence is age 15, Adanna is their 10-year-old daughter, Vander their eight-year-old son, Raelen their four-year-old daughter and Casean is two.

The Dickies are quite involved in the Stoughton Apostolic Church with the children attending Sunday School. They attend skating at the Filmore rink and have been involved with horses for many years. Riding lessons were to begin through New Hope Ranch in the new year, and Vander drives a slingshot race car at the Estevan Speedway.

Courtney homeschools her children and can often be seen taking her kids to the New Hope Pioneer Lodge to visit the residents.

The family lost everything in their home, including a beloved pet named Lola.

Vander also lost his race car.

The devastated family spent their night at Adrian’s parents’ home, then went to Regina to have some much-needed rest and are uncertain of their next move.

A GoFundMe page has been set up in their names through Tasha Katay, a friend of the family. Donations can also be made through the Stoughton Credit Union, where an account has been set up for them. Katay may be contacted for other opinions for donations.

You can visit to support the family. 

At present they have received a great deal of clothing donations, but the Stoughton Curling Club is continuing to take donations for clothing and other items to help the family.