LOWNDES, Richard "Dick" C.
May 12, 1939 - December 29, 2012
Richard "Dick" passed away suddenly in Calgary, AB on Saturday, December 29, 2012. Richard is survived by his wife, Margaret, of 33 years; stepdaughter Dawna (Dan) of London, ON; step-grandson Bradley (Jen) Robinson; step-great-grandchildren Anna and Aaron of High River, AB; step-grandsons Justin and Richard of Calgary, AB as well as an extensive network of nieces and nephews from coast to coast. He is the beloved brother of Jenny, Rachel and Quinta; brothers-in-law Bruce and Ian; and predeceased by Geoffrey. Richard was also a loved uncle of several nieces and nephews. Before coming to Canada in 1965, he served in the Merchant Navy and at the Radar Establishment in Malvern. After retiring, Dick had time to pursue his life-long passion for astronomy as well as tending his garden, especially his beloved roses. He and Marg always enjoyed life together which included their love of music, model railroading, growing of African Violets, love of the outdoors, biking, hiking and traveling extensively. Dick will be greatly missed by many whose lives he touched. A Memorial Service will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen's Park Cemetery) on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM Telephone: 403-297-0888. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Jan. 2 to Jan. 4, 2013