Richard (Dick) Edward
July 26, 1923-March 4, 2011
Born in Cessford, Alberta, Dick passed away peacefully at Maplewood House, at the age of 87.
He was predeceased by his wife Margaret (Mickey) in 2002. Dick is survived by his children Lynne (Ron) Bartsch, Patrick (Ida), Betsy (Trevor) Norton, Susan (Bruce) TenHoeve. He leaves his grandchildren Jason (Amy), Melissa (Darren), Stephanie, Andrew, Taylor, Mitchell and Hayley as well as his great-grandchildren, Leila, Makenna, Tessa and Jaxson, all of whom he loved dearly. They were the sparkle in his eye. Dick is also survived by his siblings Irene, Esme, Fay, Gerry, Joan, Adrian and Michael and a large extended family. Dick moved to B.C. in 1932 where he resided in Chilliwack for a short time before moving to Fort Langley. After graduating from high school, he joined the R.C.A.F. during the war. He became a Flight Lieutenant and took on the role of flight instructor. Flying was his passion. Dick and Mickey met and married in England and returned
to Fort Langley after the war. They remained there until 1948, when Dick became the Abbotsford area manager for Rogers Feeds, a position he held for over 25 years. He then left to pursue a career in real estate with Block Bros. Realty. After a short time with Pacific Pride Chicks, Dick retired and he and Mickey enjoyed trips to their home in Birch Bay, Wa.
An Abbotsford resident for 63 years, Dick had been involved with several groups including the Abbotsford Lions Club, Abbotsford Curling Club (charter member), Masonic Lodge and the Holein-the-Wall men’s club. He loved baseball, curling, soccer and watching hockey. Dick was very much a family man who will remain known for his honesty, integrity and for being a gentleman right to the end.
The family would like to thank Maplewood House for their care of Dad over the past six years. We would also like to thank Dr. Kulp and the staff of ARH emergency for their excellent care and comfort. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Maplewood House Society, 1919 Jackson Street, Abbotsford.
“My soul is in the sky”
– William Shakespeare