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Richard Arthur Beard

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Mar 22, 1923 - Apr 22, 2012

A long-time resident of West Vancouver, Dick passed away peacefully exactly one month after his 89th birthday at the North Shore Hospice. He will always be remembered for his good nature and sense of humour. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of nearly 60 years, Betty, sons Doug (Brigitte), Bill (Val) and Jim (Audrey), his four beloved grandchildren, Linda, Dustin, Jordan, and Tia, sisters-in-law, Clare Beard and Frances Bradley and many nieces and nephews who were so supportive in his final month in hospital. He was predeceased by his sister Betty and brother Ted. He became apprenticed to the plumbing firm of Garrod and Nelson and during the war joined an RCAF construction unit building radar stations on the remote outer BC coast. In 1956 he was appointed West Vancouver's first plumbing inspector working through the post war boom. He was West Vancouver's representative on the Lower Mainland Plumbing Code Committee who revised the Code to more modern building standards. With father-in-law Henry Bradley, Dick built a home alongside Lighthouse Park where he and his family lived for 48 years. Dick was a devoted father and passed on his love of the outdoors to his three sons with hiking, boating and fishing. On retirement in 1987, Dick and Betty began overseas travel, visiting Doug and family in Switzerland. His golfing foursome were regulars at Gleneagles Golf Course often playing through the winter. There will be no service by request. A memorial tea is planned for mid-May. Donations to the North Shore Hospice would be much appreciated.

Richard Beard
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Reed-Culver Funeral Home
117 West Delaware Street | Tahlequah, OK 74464 | (918) 456-2551
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