was born on August 27th, 1925 in Bashaw, Alberta and passed away on May 2nd, 2012 in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 86 years. Dick will be lovingly remembered by his wife; Barb, to whom he was married for 58 years, his son; Rick (Elaine) Radke of Whitecourt, Alberta, his daughters; Kathleen Scholz of Vernon, B.C., Laurie (Bruce) Newman of Victoria, B.C. and Susan (Kenny Reichert) Somers of Vernon, B.C., his grandson; Taylor Radke of Smithers, B.C., his brother; Vern (Anne) Radke of Edmonton, Alberta, his sisters; Betty (Owen) Rawlinson of St. Albert, Alberta and Linda (Bert) Hadley of Naniamo, B.C. along with numerous extended family members and friends. Dick was preceded in death by his parents; Gustave and Martha Radke and by his sister; Leona Schultz.
Dick was an avid golfer and loved playing at the Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club. He loved curling in the winters and was a big hockey fan, always keeping his eye on his favorite team, the Edmonton Oilers! Dick spent his life’s work with the Alberta Forest Service and loved the outdoors.
In respecting Dick’s wishes, he was cremated and no funeral service will be held. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Dick to the Vernon & District Animal Care Society P.O. Box 1564, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8C2.
Cremation arrangements have been made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.,
5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5