January 16, 1931 – November 14, 2016
at the age of 85 years
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Richard Stanley Meek. Richard was born in New Westminster, he had a twin brother, 4 older brothers and 2 older sisters. He was the last remaining in his family. Richard raised his own family in Maple Ridge. He also lived in a variety of places including Valemount, Nanaimo, Kelowna and Salmon Arm. He was a sawyer by trade, working at Hammond Mill for many years and various mills throughout the province. He enjoyed a job on a dozer boat chasing logs on the Fraser River just before retiring. He loved fishing, swimming and the outdoors. Fishing was his greatest love, fishing many rivers and lakes catching steelhead, salmon, trout and even a huge sturgeon!
Richard was a very kind caring man and would help anyone any time.
Richard leaves behind 2 sons, Terry (Shirley), Rick (Kate) and 1 daughter Sherri Mitchell (Don) – 5 grandchildren, Deanna, Clinton, Darren, Dale & Amy, and 9 great grandchildren, Trinnity, Harlequin, Makayla, Morgan, Jaycee, Landon, Dominque, Baker & Asher. Predeceased by 1 son Robert in 1986
Richard lived the last 5 years at Lakeside Manor Retirement Centre in Salmon Arm enjoying the staff and friends. He loved his yoga and exercise classes and will be missed for his witty sense of humor and keeping up on the Canucks games.
Richard has bounced back many times from various health issues over the last few years. The family would like to thank his Community Care Nurses and Clinic; Dr. Willms /Rose, Karen & staff; everyone at Remedy’s Rx ; and all hospital staff at Salmon Arm General Hospital that have helped him over the years to keep an active lifestyle right to the end. Thank you to the ICU staff for their compassion and care in his last few days.
No service by his request. His ashes will be interned at Maple Ridge Cemetery in his family’s plot at a later date.
Richard will be sadly missed by his family.