Richard Grenville Chellew
Aug 22, 1934-Sept 14, 2013
Dick passed away at Campbell River General Hospital surrounded by family after a long battle with multiple health conditions. He was born in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario; the 12th of 17 children to Alvin and Vera Chellew. Dick is survived by Rodella, his wife of 52 years; his children: Richard, Barbara (Mark), and Alvin (Jacquie); his grandchildren: Jennifer, Jacqueline, Anthony, Robert, Brian and Emily; 6 brothers and 1 sister. Dick was predeceased by his parents, 6 brothers and 3 sisters.
Dick served 6 years with the RCAF and moved to BC in 1959 where he spent 8 years as a commercial fisherman and 42 years as a logger. Dick was an active member of the International Association of Lions for 39 years and cherished the time he spent moose hunting with his brother Brian and is son Richard.
Dick always believed that “Lifes journey is not to arrive in the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways totally warn out shouting holy moose balls what a ride”.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Willow Point Lions Hall on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 2-4pm
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Canadian Lung Association.