We Remember

EMBURY, Richard “Rick” Douglas

October 14, 1953 — March 17, 2017

Born October 14, 1953, Rick successfully conquered his addiction to life on St. Patrick’s Day, 2017. Rick loved his partner, his children (and grandchildren!), his brother, his darts and the city of Kamloops…not necessarily together or in that order. Rick strongly disliked peppers, leaches and being wrong, not necessarily in that order.

Unburdened by asinine political correctness or meddlesome doctors’ orders, Rick enjoyed life to the fullest until his final moments (which naturally included a couple of drinks, a game of darts and a seat in his shorts beside his beloved Carol).

Rick will be greatly missed by his partner of 22 years Carol, brother Don (Joanne) and their family, his daughter Lorna (Kim), his son Richard (Shannon), step children Theresa and Johnathan (Hwa jung), grandchildren Jasmin, Christopher, Katherine, Connor and August and many cousins and friends.

The service will be held at Desert Garden Community Centre, 540 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm, all friends, family and enthusiasts of life are invited to celebrate the existence of a genuinely good soul.

The family would like to express its gratitude to the EMS, RIH and Kelowna General Hospital staff who worked so hard in providing compassionate care during all of their best efforts for Rick.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Fund (729 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B5) would be appreciated.

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Service: Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Location: Desert Garden Senior Community Centre

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In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Fund (729 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B5) would be appreciated. Link: www.heartandstroke.com


Service Information

Service Details

The service for EMBURY, Richard “Rick” Douglas is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Desert Garden Senior Community Centre

540 Seymour Street Kamloops, BC


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  • Theresa says:

    Rick was a great man and the best father that a person could know. He went out of his way to take time for each of us, and was a serious peace keeper. He loved everyone of us with our own unique and flawed ways. I loved him like he was the dad who I was born with. Dad we will do our best by you. You will be remembered always, and missed forever

  • Catherine Adams (Prentice) says:

    My deepest sympathies to all of Rick’s family and friends. I know he was well loved and missed dearly by people I love. Thank you for all the joy and love you gave Rick. I hope you’re next adventure is amazing.

  • Carol Ellingsen says:

    Rick was a kind hearted, honest man. He always made me laugh. He was gentle in his heart and witty with his humour. He was my Santa Claus. He was always Jolly. We will miss you Rick.

  • Bill and Anne Knight says:

    Our deepest condolences to Lorna, Richard and families! Your father was a wonderful man! The fun times we had at Adams lake many summers ago with you all! Healing Hugs, prayers to you all!
    Bill and Anne Knight

  • Linda Mayer says:

    Love and hugs to Rick’s family. The Embury cousins have lost another good one.

  • Roxana Stephenson says:

    Rick was happy, jolly, and very kind hearted who always teased me with his sense oh humour and made me laugh. His laugh was so contagious!!! Who s face would light up every time he saw his son Richard !!! You could see the special bond that they shared!!! You will be missed my friend!!! My deepest sympathy goes out to Richard, Shannon and the family!!!

  • judi spivak says:

    I am proud to have been able to call Rick ‘Friend’. The love he shared, the mentoring and always the encouragement filled with laughter. There is a huge hole in my heart for all of us who knew him and for all those who didn’t get the opportunity. He will be forever missed. My love and prayers to Carole and family.

  • Mandy vandenberg says:

    Will miss you very much on Tues or Wednesdays darts will never be the same with out your laughter and jokes R.I.P. my condolences to the family from your bartender at the Legion Mandy


    I am very sorry to hear of Rick’s passing, as I had just ran into him twice in the last little while. All my sympathies and prayers go out to Carole and all the family members from Rick and Carole’s uniting. Rick was such a fun person. Always smiling and cheery. God Bless you all. Rhonda

  • Helga Bruckmoser says:

    My condolences to Ricks family. I met Rick while working at the City of Kamloops. We had some good talks & laughs during that time. I liked Ricks sense of humor & laugh, found him to be a kind man with a jolly personality. You will be missed by many Rick.

  • Marg (Robson) Lomond says:

    Our condolences to Rick’s family and especially his brother Don. They lived in the “block” and I remember Ricky as being a Happy go-lucky guy.

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