Mr. Richard “Dick” Howard Turner, late of Abbotsford, passed away on November 27, 2007 at the age of 90 at MSA Hospital.
He is survived by his wife Myrtle, daughter Patricia, sons Jim (Barb) and Doug (Janice), son-in-law Ron Richards, grandchildren Derrick, Dick, Kim, Chad, Guy, Tamara, Hanna, Jamie, Rich, Jeff, Kristen, Karla, and Clayton and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by son Richard and daughter Carol.
Dick was born in Kisbey, Saskatchewan in 1916 and spent his early years growing up on his parent’s farm in Ft. Frances, Ontario. During the Depression he followed his mother and father to Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan to work in a clay mine and there he met his future wife Myrtle. They married in 1941 and that same year he joined the Army as a medic based at Vedder Crossing. Upon discharge in 1946 he went to work for Clayburn Brick Plant where he remained for 30 years. Dick took early retirement in 1978 when he and Myrtle moved to the Okanagan, where they lived until 2006 when they returned to Abbotsford to be near family.
Dick will be remembered as an avid outdoorsman, teaching his kids and grand kids to fish. He also spent many years restoring and customizing cars and motorcycles. His grandchildren will especially miss his wisdom and his wild stories.
A family gathering to celebrate Dick’s life will be held in the spring (TBA).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a charity of your choice.
Henderson’s Funeral Home