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FAIRBANKS, Richard Dwight

May 15, 1935 — October 6, 2020

Dick is survived by his loving wife, Patricia (Pat) Fairbanks, his children Cindy and Joe, his brother Ralph, stepbrothers George and Leroy, and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and extended family.

Born in Tacoma Washington, USA, Dick was taken from us, too soon, in a tragic accident.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home located at 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the number of attendees will be limited to 50 if you wish to attend please click here to sign up. If you are unable to attend the service in person, please join the family online by livestream (see below).

In lieu of flowers, we are asking for donations to be sent, in memory of Dick Fairbanks, to the Alzheimer’s unit at Spring Valley Care Centre located at 355 Terai Court, Kelowna, BC V1X 5X6

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Friday, October 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm please register

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The Alzheimer’s unit at Spring Valley Care Centre located at 355 Terai Court, Kelowna, BC V1X 5X6 Link: www.parkplaceseniorsliving.com/find-a-location/british-columbia/interior/spring-valley


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The service for FAIRBANKS, Richard Dwight is scheduled for Friday, October 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm please register. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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Due to Covid-19, please register to attend service.

Funeral Pointers:



  • Ralph Fairbanks says:

    Fairbanks Family Reunion

  • Ralph Fairbanks says:

    Cowboy Dick

  • Dolly Friesen says:

    My father in law was a great father. He was always kind and listened. He loved Pat so much. He always gave. His family was always first. His neighbours were so important to him. I appreciate knowing that his friends have always been there.
    Marcie & Ed, Dave & Ethna, Thank you.
    Everyone be safe, be kind.
    Dolly Friesen (wife of Michael Greeve)

  • Ken and Judy Newman says:

    We are so deeply sorry for your sudden loss. It has been an honour to have known and have spent time with Dick. He was truly an exceptional man. We will miss him terribly. Our most sincere condolences.

  • Joe & Lorraine Tymchen says:

    We wish to extend our most sincerest condolences to the family of Dick as he will be missed by everyone who were blessed to know such a nice and kind person. He was a wonderful person, friend and we shared some wonderful times together. He will be very much missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. RIP.

  • LeRoy & Lucille Witt says:

    Thanks so much for making it possible for us to be part of the “celebration of life” for Dick. Such a blessing. LeRoy has such good memories of their youthful years when his Dad married Dick’s Mother. It’s difficult for him to know he is gone. Hearing Dick tell us of his relationship with God through Jesus Christ gave us the joy of knowing we will meet again. What joy!

  • Diane Choptiany says:

    Richard was both my neighbor and my friend. He made me smile every time I saw him. I will always miss him.

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