MORGAN, Richard Thomas
May 30, 1923 to April 13, 2009
Beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. Dick was predeceased by his loving wife Joan and adored infant son Richard Andrew (Drew), his father William (Bill), mother Winnifred Morgan and sister Margaret. Survived by sisters Ethel Wilson and family of Nanaimo, Sharon (Gary) Mackie and family of Ladysmith and brother William (Bill) and Edna and family of Calgary. He will also be greatly missed by his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and cherished friends. Left to fondly remember their father with a smile on his face and a song in his heart are Marilyn (Terry) Stevenson of Didsbury, Alberta; Terrill Morgan (John) of Langley, BC; Mickey Turgeon (Maria) of Edmonton, Alberta and Laurie Morgan of Kamloops, BC; grandchildren and great-grandchildren Shellie (Gerard Cote) (Michelene, Claire and Luc) of Powell River; Stephen Fraser of Kamloops, Nathan Morgan Smith of Calgary, Richard Fraser of Montreal and Robert Turgeon of Nanaimo.
Dick served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1942 to 1944 aboard HMCS Prince Robert, HMS Nabob an HMCS Peregrine. He also had a career of 43 years on the booms in Chemainus and in later years as a courier for MacMillan Bloedel.
An avid hunter and fisherman, Dick enjoyed many seasons of experiencing the great outdoors. He was always humble about his prowess as a tracker and marksman. Dick was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #171 as well as tending bar for members for many years. He was also a loyal member of FOE in Ladysmith. In his retirement years he was a tireless volunteer helping the Hospital Auxiliary.
A service was held at the Royal Canadian Legion #171 in Ladysmith on Friday, April 17, 2009. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society are greatly appreciated. Many thanks to the extended family that was created in all the caring people at the Chemainus Health Centre where Dick spent his last nine years.
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