Richard “Rich” CARLSON

Rich passed away peacefully on October 23, 2013 at the age of 69 years.

He is survived by: his loving wife, Barb, of 47 years; one son, Brett (Kim) of Coldstream and one daughter, Andrea (Ray) Vinish of Esterhazy, SK.; two granddaughters, Ayzia and Makenna, the loves of his life; three step grandchildren: Cody, Shayla, and Haylee; two brothers, Willy (Faye) of Medicine Hat, AB., and Arvid (Louise) of Nanaimo, BC; half brother, Erik, of Osoyoos, BC; numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

A memorial reception to celebrate Rich’s life will be held on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. in the Tea Room of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home.

If friends so desire, contributions in memory of Rich may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Society, P.O. Box 26331 Stn Brm B, Toronto, Ont. M7Y 4R1 and the Canadian Cancer Society, #104, 3402-27 Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1.

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