It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Richard Henry Holland, suddenly and peacefully on September 9, 2015, with his family by his side at Cowichan District Hospital. Rick was born on November 28, 1943 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and is survived by the love of his life, wife Aileen Holland of 51 years, his children Peter (Sara) and Christopher (Serene) and cherished granddaughter Brianna, his Aunt Gail who was like a sister to him, and his faithful dog Misty.
Rick lived in Victoria for many years and then moved his family to Crofton where, with the help of his sons and wife, he built his dream home overlooking Osborne Bay. Rick valued hard work and was a welder by trade. He worked at the Victoria Shipyards and Crofton Mill. In retirement he loved to tinker in his workshop on his vintage cars, fix houses, and go fishing and crabbing. Rick and Aileen visited many places in their motorhome and also travelled to over 75 countries.
Rick was generous with his time, enjoyed teaching his sons and many people his trades’ skills and could always be relied upon when family and friends needed help with a project. He had a passion for life, enjoyed meeting new people and had a wide circle of friends from many walks of life.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rick’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice.
Everyone who shared in the joy and fun of knowing Rick is invited to a Celebration of Life on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Crofton Community Centre, 8104 Musgrave.
Online condolences may be made at www.hwwallacecbc.com