RICHARD (RICK) D. GARVIN

RICHARD (RICK) D. GARVIN

February 14, 1957 – January 6, 2016

It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Richard (Rick) Garvin in Vernon BC on January 6, 2016. Richard was a much loved Professor of Anthropology & Archeology at University of British Columbia Okanagan where his quick smile, laughter, keen insight and compassion will be deeply missed. He is well known for his work with the local Coroner’s office and with First Nations communities in the Okanagan and BC’s West Coast. He also maintained active research program in of Mexico. Richard is survived by his partner Marcela Benitez of Juanchita, Mexico, his parents Doug & Donna Garvin of Chilliwack, BC, and his siblings Lyn (Wayne), Terri, and Bruce (Irene). He will be much missed by his nieces and nephews Danielle & Nicole, Kyle & Keith, and Carter & Everett; as well as his extended Mexican family Amineh, Mario, Talia, Pablo, Paulina and Rebeca. A gathering to celebrate Richard’s life will take place on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at the Schubert Centre, 3505 – 30th Avenue, Vernon, BC from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the Dr. Richard Garvin Memorial Fund at UBC Okanagan c/o the Development Office, 1138 Alumni Avenue, Kelowna BC, V1V 1V7. Those who knew Richard are encouraged to post photos and remembrances in celebration of his life at: www.facebook.com/RichardGarvinMemorial


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