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Richard DUNLAP

DUNLAP, Richard Baldwin "Rick"
Richard Baldwin "Rick" Dunlap, 67, left us all too soon on September 25, 2013. We are comforted knowing, however, that he is now in the loving arms of his Lord and Savior. The devoted son of the late George and Jean Louise Dunlap, Rick was born in Dallas, Texas on September 6, 1946. In 1949 Sun Oil, his father's employer, transferred the family to Calgary, Alberta where Rick grew up and his parents were to spend the rest of their lives. In high school Rick became a competitive ice skater. He and his skating partner, Marilyn Berry, were nationally ranked ice skating partners in Canada, taking second place in the Junior Ice Dancing Competition at the 1962 Canadian Championship. In 1969 Rick earned a Bachelor's of Science degree from Monmouth College in Illinois and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario in 1973. After college, Rick worked in the oil business with his father in Calgary. In 1981 Rick moved to Whitefish, Montana and with four other partners purchased the Palace Bar in 1982. In 1991 he joined Sterling Title Services employed as an Escrow Officer/Title Agent until his retirement in 2008. He then spent three years in Calgary caring for his aging mother. Rick was an avid golfer who also enjoyed squash and snow skiing. He was a man of quick wit with a sharp sense of humor. Rick loved sharing inspiring stories and memorable jokes with family and friends. A faithful servant of the Lord with a strong sense of community, he played a leading role in the Kalispell, Montana Daybreak Chapter of Rotary International and contributed to several local charity organizations. Rick is survived and will be missed by his uncle and aunt, Howard and Suzanne Kauffmann of Atlanta, Georgia, and six cousins - Lane Kauffmann, Kristine K. Hope, Tommy V. Kauffmann, Doug Kauffmann, Sherry Graham, and Scott Kauffmann - and several second cousins. He is also survived by a legion of grieving friends on both sides of the border for whom his warmth, kindness, sensitivity, and generosity will never be forgotten. He requested his friends gather to celebrate his life rather than mourn his passing. A celebration for Rick will be held in Montana on Friday, October 25, 2013. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of the Grace Presbyterian Church of Calgary at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 followed by a reception at the Calgary Golf and Country Club at 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to Grace Presbyterian Church of Calgary.

Published in The Calgary Herald on Oct. 5, 2013
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