Albert Edward "Ab" Rich (1937 - 2018)

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RICH, Albert Edward "Ab"
January 20, 1937 – January 14, 2018
Forward thinking and ground breaking Albert (Ab) Rich was a man
of many talents. Naturally charismatic and always charming
he was able to have the attention of any room. He will be deeply
missed by his wife Susanne and his family. Anyone lucky
enough to meet him was always drawn to his joy for life and
his deep sense of humour. He took many risks in business
and always rose to a challenge. Later in life he was able to
pursue his passion for travel and got to see many places
he could have only imagined as a child of the depression.
To his family and friends Ab was the epitome of putting your
mind to something and getting it done. In no other aspect of
life did he succeed more than in being a husband, father and
grandfather. Ab had a great passion for ranching and enjoyed
nothing more than going to check on the cows. From his early days
as an R.C.M.P. he always had a profound connection to horses and enjoyed ridding well
into his later years including partaking in the historic "Hooves of History Cattle Drive".
Ab was an avid junk collector and truly enjoyed finding treasures at auctions. In his retirement
he collected old cars, rebuilt 4 Fargos with his sons, and was working on a 37' Oldsmobile.
He also discovered at his second home in Armstrong that he had a green thumb and spent
many afternoons working in his garden. His love of mysteries never ended and he could
always be found somewhere with a book in his hands and a cup of coffee beside him.
He loved golfing but never could get centered or seem to beat his son, however, the time
spent on those trips was always cherished and loved. Ab was born with luck and never
walked past a casino or slot machine, especially in Las Vegas, without winning money.
He will be deeply missed.
A Memorial Service will be held at All Saint's Anglican Church, 404 4 Ave N, Cochrane, on
Monday January 22, 2018 at 11:00a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made
to STARS Air Ambulance, www.stars.ca/. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to
the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca.
RICH, Albert Edward "Ab"
January 20, 1937 – January 14, 2018
FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL
FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM
Telephone: 403-297-0888
Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial
Published in The Cochrane Eagle on Jan. 18, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Foster's Garden Chapel & Crematorium
3220 4th St NW | Calgary, AB T2M3A5 | (403) 297-0888
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