We Remember

DURKEE, Richard Glenn

December 20, 1956 — December 24, 2023

Just 4 days after celebrating his birthday, Richard Durkee unexpectedly passed away at home and went to be with the Lord on December 24, 2023.

On December 20, 1956, Richard was born to parents Edith Muriel Sturman & Frederick Glenn Durkee in Barrie, ON. He lived life to the fullest and his granddaughters held a special place in his heart, he loved them more than anything. After a multitude of life experiences, he was able to balance the joy of the simple things in life (like spending time with his granddaughters and with his son’s family dog, Bella) with the complexities of the universe, and he maintained his fascination with the stars and astronomy.

Richard leaves behind his son and daughter-in-law, Chris & Danielle and his grandchildren: Ava Durkee (age 14), Malia Durkee (age 9) Jakob (age 17), Josh (age 14), Noah (age 12), and Jr. (age 10). He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Sue, Sandra, Ron, and JasonSadly, he was predeceased by his son, Michael Durkee.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 1:00 PM (PST), at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. 

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Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 1:00 PM (PST)

Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC

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