Meek, Richard Stanley

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJanuary 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.



  1. Sending my condolences to Sherri and all of Richard’ s family, and wishing you much strength , now and in the future.
    Richard had a great sense of humor and we had lots of fun. He had a beautiful sparkle in his eyes when he cracked one of his remarks!
    He would always like to have lots of whipping cream on his desserts , and we were more then happy to oblige him. But if he did not like his supper too much , and I would give him two desserts , with a large amount of whipping cream , then his smile made it all worth it.
    We will miss Richard running down the hallways , but please know that he touched all our hearts.
    Thank you for sharing your dad and great / grandfather with us , it has been a privilege.

  2. Dear Friends and Family Members of Richard,

    I met Richard teaching yoga at Lakeside Manor. I quickly realized what a lovely gentleman he was. He became a favourite amongst the whole class, always bringing a lightness of heart, kindness and his fun loving spirit. I am grateful to have known him and sorry for your loss.

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