June 23, 1941-August 23, 2014
After a lengthy battle with cancer, Richard passed away in Campbell River Hospital. Richard was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. The family decided to move to Prince Rupert in 1952. That is where he met and married his wife, Louise Skogmo in 1961. They had three children; sons Gary, Dave and daughter Carol.
In 1971 they moved to Campbell River, where Richard was employed as a mechanic for Red Wood Marine. He also worked at Raven Lumber until early retirement in 1999. He lead a full life, enjoying his summers camping and always looked forward to moose and deer hunting with his son Dave, each fall.
Something Richard always wanted to do was continue his education to receive his grade 12 diploma. He started courses in 2004 at “Continuing Ed Robron Centre” and received his Diploma June 2008. It was a challenge for him, but he had great instructors. We were all so proud of him.
Richard is predeceased by his infant son Gary, mother Georgina Devison, father John Devison Sr, brother John Devison Jr., Uncle Tom Jessome, and nephew Alan Wide.
Survived by his loving wife Louise of 53 years, son Dave, daughter Carol (Kerry) Laverdure; sisters Rose (Robert) Day, Johanna (Robert) Wide, as well as his grandchildren, Teresa Devison (Jon), Kylie Laverdure (Tyler) and Alysha Laverdure. Great-grandchildren Izaiah, Dominick, Kassie and Taylor.
No service by request. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the Cancer Society.
A Celebration of Life for family and close friends will be held at a future date. For details contact family.