Richard Bruce Still

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Richard Bruce Still October 1, 1945 - May9,2018 Richard Bruce Still passed away in North Vancouver on May 9, his wife of 49 years, Cathy, by his side. He is greatly missed by Cathy, son Brian and his wife Cara, son Michael, grandson Henrik, brothers Tim and Gerry, sister Nancy, sister-in-law Ann and his extended family. Richard was born October 1, 1945, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, moved to Saskatoon for his elementary school years before settling in North Vancouver. He spent the rest of his life on the coast, graduating from Delbrook High School in 1963 and from UBC with a BA in English in 1969. He was a legend in the Canadian insurance industry, where he worked for 35 years before retiring as Senior Vice President of the Commonwealth Insurance Company in 2006. He was a leader who supported his colleagues and had a gift with words and humour, which led to many friendships in the industry across Canada and beyond. Richard also enjoyed life away from work. Fishing and being on the ocean were sacred and he boated much of the West coast over the years. He was athletic, playing hockey, soccer, baseball, curling and golf - a trait he was proud to pass on to his sons and grandson. He learned to hunt on the prairies with his father and grandfather and enjoyed annual bird hunting trips up to last year. He loved a good book and read every newspaper he could find, fueling his enthusiasm for debate on politics and current events. In retirement, he and Cathy traveled extensively and hosted friends and family at the beach house they designed on Vancouver Island. Richard lived life to the fullest; it honours him to follow his example. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018, at 11:00 am at The View, 2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.


Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from May 14 to May 15, 2018
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