In Memory

Richard Strong

STRONG, Richard L. May 15, 195... STRONG, Richard L. May 15, 1957 - Feb 9, 2013 We lost an amazing person on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Richard Lawrence Strong passed away at the age of 55 after a battle with cancer. This industrious imaginative talent will be sadly missed. Richard is survived by his loving wife Debra, Richard's son Shane, Richard's mother Irene, sister Laurie and brother Fred (Jody). Richard is fondly remembered by Laurie's children Janet and Niall, Debra's sons Shawn (Akiko and grandson Noah) and Marc. Richard was predeceased by his sister Janet, father Raymond and Laurie's husband Brendan. Richard was born in Saskatoon in 1957 and attended High School in Burnaby (Alpha), Pen-Hi (Grad '76) and OK College (JW 1979). Richard was a successful Welding Contractor and Logger and was respected and admired by his peers and friends for his many talents, ingenuity and incredible sense of humour. Richard's priority was family and his biggest source of pride was his son Shane. Richard thrived in chaos, excelled in an endless variety of disciplines, and was a library of information. Thinking of Richard's absence leaves us heartbroken. Talk of him and you will soon be smiling, then laughing. Richard, thanks for the good times! In lieu of flowers, do something nice for a pirate.

 A celebration of the life of Richard Strong will be held at the Ramada Inn, Penticton, Saturday, March 2, 2013, 2-4pm. Condolences to Special thanks to Cora Bussinger (CAT Clinic Nurse) for her care, resource and support. Greatly appreciated donations can be made to: S.O.S. Medical Foundation, Specify: C.A.T. Clinic Penticton.