November 1, 2019
Richard John Allen West, 87, of Osoyoos, (recently of Langley) passed away peacefully in his sleep, November 1, 2019. Richard the oldest of five, is survived by his sisters Gloria and Diane, his two sons, Lorne (Lori), Grandchildren, Aidan and Liam and other son Dale (Holly), Granddaughter, Jami (Yrvin) Great Granddaughter Marley, Grandson Branden (Brianne), Great Granddaughters Kenley and Ayla, and Grandson Dustin. He is predeceased by his brothers David and Ken, his father Raymond Harold and mother Mary (May) McBride and from his second family, wife and partner in life’s adventures, Elizabeth and survived by her Grandson Michael. Affectionately known as “Papa Dick West” by all who crossed his path.
He was loved for his carefree, happy go lucky attitude, throughout life. He lived life large, worked hard and travelled the world many times over. Known for his work ethic, entertaining stories, and generosity. Loved music, never missing a chance to sing, or dance with any willing partner.
Papa Dick was a cancer survivor. He escaped the terrible toll of dementia as it began to impact his life. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation, in his name, to a cause that supports cancer survivors, makes life better for those living with dementia or an organization that puts music into the hands of children, who would otherwise not get that chance, the causes Papa Dick supported throughout his life.
Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca
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