Richard Boardman, age 84, of Duncan, British Columbia, died peacefully in his sleep at the Cerwydden Care home early Monday, August 24, 2015. Born February 7, 1931, in Mexico City, Mexico, he moved to Middlesex County, UK at the age of 5 and then to Canada at age 16 in 1947.
Dick was a loving father to his three children, Heather Boardman (Dan Tlen) of Whitehorse, Ted (Richard Edward) Boardman (Julie) of Mississauga and Susan Sagert (Russ) of Canmore. He was a cherished grandfather to eight grandchildren: Sophia, Helena, Brett, Jenessa, Erika, James, Joshua and Allison. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Carol and his cherished sister, Lizzie. He will be sadly missed by his nieces Jennifer and Diane. He will always be lovingly remembered by all in the Wood family, brothers and sisters in law Donald (BJ), Tim (Norma), JoAnne (Mack), Jennifer (Steve), and nieces and nephews.
He will be sadly missed by his two nieces Jennifer Wilson and Diane Butcher. He will always be lovingly remembered by all in the Wood family, brothers and sisters in law Donald (BJ), Tim (Norma), JoAnne (Mack), Jennifer (Steve), and nieces and nephews.
Dick graduated in 1953 from the University of Toronto as a Civil Engineer. He began his career as a Professional Engineer with Ontario Hydro, where he met his future wife Carolyn (Carol, nee Wood). Dick’s second job led to a life-long career with Kilborn (Engineering) Limited, moving from Junior Engineer to Sr. Vice President.
Dick became a Life Master Bridge player. He also enjoyed a weekly game of golf. He tended to his extensive gardens and traveled often. He was a passionate “true blue” fan of the Toronto Maple Leaf and the Toronto Argonauts.
A memorial service for Dick was held Monday, August 31, 2015 at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Duncan, B.C.
A celebration of Dick’s life is planned for Sunday, October 25, beginning at 1:00pm at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale, Ontario, with interment on a separate occasion in the family plot in Whitby, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent in Dick’s honour to: www.fabrydisease.org, an organization near and dear to his heart.