HOUGHTON, Richard March 8, 1936 - August 24, 2013 . Suddenly at home on Saturday August 24, 2013, Dick passed away at the age of 77 years. Dick is survived by his sons Craig (Barbara Finch) and Keith (Laurie McCormick), and by his grandchildren James, Emma and Rickard; he will be remembered fondly by numerous lifelong friends and colleagues. Dick was predeceased by his parents Wilfred Aubrey and Nora Jean. A loyal, dedicated employee of Woodward's and later IGA, Dick retired in 1996 after serving for 43 years. Dick moved to Vancouver Island in 1972, after 19 years of work in West Vancouver.The quieter lifestyle, mountain air and ocean water appealed very strongly to Dick's interests, and he spent all of his free time outdoors: fishing on lakes or the inlet, or tending his garden and rose bushes. Friends are invited to join the family for an informal gathering to celebrate Dick's life on Saturday August 31, from 2:00 to 4:00pm at the Starboard Grill, Alberni Harbour Quay, 5440 Argyle Street. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick's name to any charity of choice are sincerely appreciated.
Published in Alberni Valley Times from Aug. 30 to Aug. 31, 2013