Quaife, Thomas Richard “Dick”

April 3, 1931 – July 8, 2012
at the age of 81 years

Thomas Richard (Dick) Quaife passed away at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm, BC on Sunday afternoon July 8, 2012 at the age of 81 years. Dick is remembered for his love of his family, the arts, music and
poetry. He could be found regularly at the many coffee houses in Salmon Arm singing and playing his guitar.
Dick was born in Cranbrook, BC April 3, 1931.  Dick met Audey, the love of his life, in Calgary and they married in 1953. The family lived in many cities and towns in both Alberta and BC and in 2001 Dick and Audrey realized their retirement dream and made the long-awaited relocation Salmon Arm.  Dick was predeceased sisters, Dorthea, Charlotte, Gladys, Bruce by wife years, Audrey; children: Nevin Quaife of Lynda) Quaife of Calgary, Corryn Grayston of Salmon Arm, Rychelle (Ian) Turner of Salmon Arm; 5 grandchildren:  Curtis, Chelsey, Stacy, Leslie Gynelle; 2 great grandchildren Hailey, Jade and 3 sisters: Marianne (Pat) Mulroony of Chilliwack, Darlene (Reg) Sherwood of Aldergrove, Denise (Wayne) Henney of Kelowna.
A Memorial will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1400 – 20th Street NE, Salmon Arm, BC, Bishop Harry Smith presiding. In lieu of fl owers, memorial donations in memory of Dick may be sent to the BC Cancer Agency (399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3.


  1. Miss you Dad.

  2. Corryn, Audrey and family,

    So sorry to read that Dick has passed away. He was one of a kind and I know you’ll all miss him very much.
    Thinking of you at this sad time,

    Alison xox

  3. Audrey and family: Thank you for giving me the opportunity to deliver Dick’s tribute. I have received many email from the members, and we all agree that Dick will be missed, not only for his talents, but for his involvement in our group’s activities, and of course, his unique views on so many topics.

    All the best


  4. Audrey and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.. May you all be at peace that he is now singing away to all his friends up in Heaven!
    Take Care,

  5. To Audrey, Nevin and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Dick sense of humor was what I remember the most.

    He is now at peace, and will be watching over all of you.


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