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COHEE, Richard
November 26, 1939 – October 11, 2013
Richard Cohee of Burnaby, BC peacefully passed away at the age of 73 after a hard fought battle with cancer. Born in Wichita Falls, Texas to Melvin and Caudie Mae (Denson) Cohee. Richard is preceded in death by his parents, his youngest sister Mary Cohee Barrett, and his maternal and paternal grandparents. He leaves to cherish his memory daughter Angela Lovegrove (Ken), sons Richard (Trish), Paul (Ingrid), Michael (Christine), his devoted wife of 35 years Allison and their children Dixon (Jenn), and Denson. Grandchildren Isaac, Oliver, Jaxon, Charleigh, Isaiah, Jadon, and Tiana. Sisters Helen Harper and Margie Jones, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends in many parts of the world. Richard "Dick" Cohee played football for the New Mexico State 'Aggies'. He went on to play in the Canadian Football League with the Montreal Alouettes, Ottawa Roughriders, Saskatchewan Roughriders, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats until his retirement from football in 1968. He played on three winning Grey Cup Teams. Returning to the US, Richard spent many years pursuing his entrepreneurial interests. He returned to Canada in 1974 and ultimately settled in Burnaby, BC working with the Burnaby School Board. Following his retirement in 2001 he was involved in the movie industry and appeared in many commercials and films. An avid golfer and gardener, he was infamously known for spending hours working in the garden or perfecting his golf swing. He will be greatly loved and missed by all. A private memorial to be held in Springer, OK.

Published in National Post on Oct. 26, 2013
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