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February 26, 2014


April 10, 1924 to February 26, 2014.

A legacy of love and laughter is what our father will leave us. We announce the passing of our father, "Dick." He was predeceased by his loving wife, Dorothea Rose (Coderre) in 2004. Survived by Linda (Mark Kozina), granddaughters Angie Buonassisi, Marcia Kozina and great grandchildren, Kiera, Riawna, Brennen, Oliva, Cecilia. William (Heather) and grandsons Evan and Keiran and daughter Sharon, Joey and great grand daughter Edie, and grand daughter Jocelyn. Out of town relatives are his two sisters Betty Dodge and Netta Stan and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was born in Cabri, Saskatchewan and worked his adult life in Calgary, Alberta, moving to East Sooke in 1987. Dad was known for being a gentle man, with a keen sense of humour, he loved music, and sang with the Sooke Community Choir, then on to Juan de Fuca songsters for many years.

Special thanks to the staff at the Priory in Colwood for their compassionate and exemplary care.

Sands Funeral Chapel at 317 Goldstream Avenue will prepare for a service at 1pm on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Family and friends invite you to attend to share in special memories of Dad.