Richard "Dick" MELLS

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  • "Dick and I attended Ardmore Teachers' Training College in..."
    - Lew Bobb
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    - Mark Campbell
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    - Gerald Schieven
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    - Laurie Cottingham (Meyers)
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MELLS, Richard "Dick" Born on October 3, 1927 in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Predeceased by daughter Sally on November 11, 1983, son, Michael and brother Ken earlier this year. Survived by wife, Alison and sons - Warrick and Rory and two grand children Brandon and Coleen, and brother Ron who still resides in New Zealand. Dick received his teaching degree in New Zealand, later furthered his education by attending Harvard University in the US. He came Canada in the early sixties and spent most of his working years in Alberta, very soon leaving the teaching profession to become a theatre director in Lethbridge and Fort McMurray. Dick directed well over 100 plays during that time. A man of many talents, Dick was loved by his many friends around the world for his wit, charm, intelligence and zest for life. He also wrote, acted, lectured and was a great dancer. His unexpected passing was a great shock to all who knew him but his boundless spirit will never be forgotten.
Published in Victoria Times-Colonist from Nov. 23 to Nov. 24, 2012
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