It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Richard (Dick) on August 7th. Predeceased by his parents Violet and Samuel Walters. Loving husband of Judy. Proud father of Elizabeth (Rick) Marinelli, David (Anne) and Richard (Amanda). He loved his 7 grandchildren, Sam, Richard, Mike, Abby, Tom, Jason and Spencer and always enjoyed hearing of their achievements and aspirations on their visits. Very recently he was so pleased to be able to greet his new great grand-daughter Charlotte. Will be kindly remembered by his sister-in-law Arlene Book and her family.
Dick’s career initiated at United Gas and culminated as President of Origin and Cause (Fire Investigating).
Travelling with friends and having great New Year’s Eve dinner parties were very fond memories for Dick. Over the years, he had numerous fishing trips with a number of fishing buddies.
Special thanks go to Dr. N. Hambly at the Firestone Respirology Unit, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Dr. R. Black, Family Doctor. The family also really appreciated the compassionate care given by the St. Joseph’s Home Care team, especially Joanne. Special thank you to the Hamilton Family Health Palliative Care Team.
Cremation has taken place. There will be a visitation at Turner Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, on Wednesday, August 18th from 11 am – 1:30 pm followed by a short service.
For those who wish, donations in his memory may be made to the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, Pulmonary Fibrosis Research.
“My husband, he’s short in stature, sparse of hair, a bit too fat most everywhere. But, deep within his inner part, God put a bit of his own heart” xx