DENT, Richard Charles
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Age 81, of Surrey, British Columbia passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 17, 2012 in Surrey. Richard, affectionately known as "Dick", was born May 6, 1931 to Richard and Adeline (Everett) Dent in Regina, Saskatchewan. He was the eldest of two children. Richard met his beautiful bride, Millie Viona Burns, in Regina. They married on May 20, 1960. In 1969, Richard and Millie left the cold Prairie winters and moved to Burnaby, British Columbia where Richard was the owner of DeMac RV Centre in Surrey. His foremost passion in life was time spent with his family and many friends. Being from Saskatchewan, Richard loved his football. His greatest joy was watching his grandson play for the Edmonton Eskimos, followed closely by watching the Roughrider games. Richard was an avid golfer with a 2 handicap. He served as President of The Regina Golf Club in the 1960s. He will be fondly remembered for his beautiful singing voice and love of music. Richard is survived by his wife, Millie; daughter, Sharon Fleming; son-in-law, John Collins; grandson, Sean Fleming; and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Shirley. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Victory Memorial Park, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Jeff Renaud officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Alzheimer Society of BC at www.alzheimerbc.org. Condolences may be offered at www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Nov. 20, 2012