April 21, 1935 – July 25, 2019
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Richard (Dick) Arnold on July 25, 2019. Richard was born on his parents farm in Winchester Municipality Man. April 21, 1935 later moving to Deloraine Man. In 1953 he moved to Calgary where he worked for Ashdown Hardware. Dick married his wife of 49 years Evelyn Maureen Pollock in 1956. A few years later they moved to Lethbridge Alberta, and had 2 children Donald and Sherry. Dick travelled all over B.C. and Alberta as a sales representative for Sherwin Williams Paint for many years. Richard and his family moved to Calgary in 1969 and he opened his own United Carpet store. In 1982 he moved to Duncan and worked for United Carpet for 20 Years as Sales Manager retiring in 2002. He and Evelyn loved to entertain family and friends, gardening, camping and travelling. Dicks favourite things were to spend time with his Grandson James, family, friends, travel, Golfing and curling. In 2005 he lost his wife Evelyn after a long battle with cancer. Never one to sit around Dick became involved with the Cancer Society and spent many hours driving patients to Victoria for treatment as well as fund raising for the Daffodil Campaign and Golf Tournaments.
His life was again complete when he met Suzanne McLaren and they had 5 wonderful years together before she lost her battle with cancer. Dick was a former VP Forest Lawn Rotary Club Calgary, A member of Cowichan Golf & Country Club, Kerry Park Seniors Curling and Valley Seniors Org.
He will be remembered for his hard work, love of his family, positive attitude, great personality and a wicked sense of humour.
Richard is survived by his son Donald Arnold, daughter Sherry Lundy, grandson James Lundy and James fiance Kirsten (Boettger), his Brothers Walter Arnold, Donnie Arnold, Sisters Karen (Graham), Anne (Tribe), and Susan (Vardy), and his much loved nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his Wife Evelyn, nephew James Waldron, Mother and father Violet and James Arnold, Sister Evelyn (Corbett), Brother Reginald Arnold, and partner Suzanne McLaren.
The family would like to thank Ken Nakatsu, Don and Ruth Henry and all his friends and relatives for their kind words and support. A special thanks to all the staff and volunteers at Sunridge Place and especially Echo Rose House for the exceptional care he received there.
Please join us for a Celebration of Life August 23, 2019 at 1 pm. First Memorial Funeral Chapel 375 Brae Road Duncan, B.C. Reception to follow.
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