Also known as Uncle Dick and the Mad Jogger, Richard was born in Vancouver B.C. He is predeceased by parents, John V.P.D 1983 and Valerie 1968; and brother Gordon 1993. Survived by his sister Jeanette, her children; John, Matthew and Mark Brunt, Gordon's children; Garrett, Lance, Valerie, Jessy, Julie and many grand nieces and nephews.
Richard was a dedicated teacher for 50 years, teaching in New York and New Jersey U.S.A, Tripoli Libya, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Atlantic Canada, and lastly for many years in then Boston Bar/North Bend area of B.C. Remembered by many past students, their parents and fellow teachers with respect, admiration, and appreciation. Also by his dear friends Richard cared so much for, who were there for him in these last difficult months; Kai, Merik, Louise, Helmut and Elain and especially Samantha, who was so attentive and many more. Thank you all for caring for Richard.
Though he never married or had children of his own, he cared for and was supportive of his brother and sister, and all his nieces and nephews. He was our rock, the glue that held our family together. He was an example of honour and faith. Richard exemplified true love as he lived 1st Corinthians 13:4-7.
Love suffers long and is kind, love does not envy, love does not parade itself, is not puffed up, does not behave rudely; does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth, bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Richard's Funeral Mass will take place at St. Joseph's Parish, 32550 7th Ave, Mission on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 11:00 am with a private cremation to follow.