May 15, 1932 – September 25, 2018
Richard is lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, Janice; his children Marilyn (Tim) of Rosthern, SK, her children Eric (April), Erin (Dave) & Kaitlyn (Gerod); son Ross (Laurie) of Grande Prairie, AB, their children Mathew, Brandon & Amanda; daughter Traci (John), their son Russell; 8 great-grandchildren; sister Ruby Pedersen of Sundre, AB; sisters-in-law Chris Mousley of Nanaimo, BC, Esther Gear of Shellbrook, SK, Gail Gear of Big River, SK; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He is predeceased by his parents Willard and Alga Gear; brothers, Lester, Harold, Garry and Roy; sisters Ruth Albright, Helen Manning, Flora Berg, Leone Reichle; brothers-in-law Ron Mousely, Bill Albright, Ralph Manning, Allan Berg, Lloyd Pedersen and Walter Reichle.
Richard was a well-respected farrier, horse trainer and breeder in the Valley for 4 decades. He made friends everywhere he went and never passed by on helping someone in need. He worked hard and loved large. He touched more lives than he will ever know and was a true cowboy. We embrace the pain we feel at his loss because it means we had something so special.
The family wishes to thank Eden Care Home for their excellent care and support for the 8 months Richard was there.
Private funeral service took place October 2nd, 2018. Graveside service followed at Chilliwack Cemeteries. If you wish, donations can be made in Richard’s name to BC Children’s Hospital.