RICHEY – Howard Vincent
March 15,1940 – June 18,2008
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved husband & Father Howard. He passed away surrounded by his family at Mills Memorial Hosp. in Terrace, BC. after a lengthy battle with cancer. Howard was born in Sydney NS. He leaves behind his wife Marilyn of 47 years; his son Doug (Roylene); his daughters, Kathy Mulligan (Dan); and Danielle; and his grandchildren, Amelia & Thomas Mulligan & Mason Richey. Howard will be sadly missed by his sisters: Norma Frost (Raymond); Helen Powell; Beverley MacLeod (Parker); and Audrey Matheson; and his brother Tom (Allie Mae). Howard was predeceased by his father, Howard Vincent Richey Sr.; mother, Jessie (MacSween) Richey; brother. Rockie Richey; and brothers-in-law, Alex Matheson & Stan Powell.
Howard moved his family to Terrace in 1969 & eventually became a heavy duty mechanic. He then bought Westpoint Rentals which he ran for 30 years. Howard was a keen supporter of his children’s sports teams & loved animals. He will be missed by his pals, Mittsee & Sophie. He also enjoyed restoring vintage cars & was especially proud of his 1955 Crown Victoria.
We would like to thank everyone who took such special care of Howard. Words alone cannot express our sincere & deep appreciation for all the compassion you showed us in our time of need. Your kindness & support will not be forgotten.
Oncology: Dr. Fourie, Margaret, Sandra & Corey; Palliative Care Unit: Cheryl, Skylark, Rochelle, Tony, Matt, Carolyn, Kurt, Ray & Michael. Hemotology: Barb and Dr’s Appleton & Strangway.
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks & appreciation to all of our family & friends, near & far, who have supported us in our time of grief. The thoughtful cards, meals, flowers, prayer & countless acts of kindness will never be forgotten.
A celebration of Howard’s life was held at the Terrace Arena on June 24, 2008. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation directed to Palliative Care in Howard’s memory. Mills Memorial Hospital, P.O. Box 1067, Terrace, BC V8G 4V1