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GOTTSELIG, Richard Allen “Dick”

It is with great sadness that we announce that Dick Gottselig (Richard), in his 68th year, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021, after a battle with cancer.

Dick will be lovingly missed and remember by Donna,  his wife of 40 years; their children Kristy and Diane; and his granddaughter Ashlyn. He will also be cherished by his mom Clara; sisters Marion and Sue; brother Bob; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Leo Gottelig.

Born in Edmonton, AB, Dick moved to BC with his family when he was young. He loved working with his hands and became a Journeyman Carpenter in 1981. Dick was well known as a Journeyman Carpenter and owner of Gottselig Construction for over 30 years. He dedicated his time and energy to building and designing custom homes all around the Interior of BC. Some of his many skills included finishing, painting, plumbing, electrical, landscaping etc. Dick was admired by many trades and young men in the construction industry. He spent his time and energy living life to the fullest. “Dad could Fix Anything” and he was always strong and dedicated to his many talents.

Dick’s love of hunting made every fall a special time of year. He took his dog Rocky with him in the bush regularly. He loved golfing and managed a Hole-in-One at Salmon Arm Golf and Country Club in 1999 and another Hole-in-One at Black Mountain Golf Course in 2015.

Dick had many survival skills and enjoyed time at his recreational properties. Sometimes, he was content being on his own and watching western and action movies. While he spent his last few months at home with his wife, Donna, he never complained about anything. In his last few years of his illness, he chose to stay close to home working in his yard and spending time with his family.

Dick will be lovingly missed by his long-time friends and remembered as the best Dad ever, husband, brother, uncle, and son.

Due to the pandemic, a private Memorial Service was held in honour of Dick. In lieu of flowers, please consider conserving the great outdoors that Dick loved and make a donation to the South Okanagan Conservation Fund.

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  • Zeno & Sandy Cescons says:

    Donna & Family. What a shock to have learned of Dick’s passing. Our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts are with you all.
    Zeno & Sandy

  • Zeno & Sandy Cescon says:

    Donna & Family. What a shock to have learned of Dick’s passing. Our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts are with you all.
    Zeno & Sandy

  • Bea Kline says:

    Donna I am so sorry for your loss . Sending prayers and my condolences to you and the family.

  • Jan King says:

    Donna & Family, Our sincere sympathies to you and the girls. We are so sorry for your loss of a great hubby, dad and grandpa❤Sending you a bouquet of hugs and prayers🙏, today and in the days to come. God bless. Jan King & family.

  • Barbara Reiner says:

    …Donna and family you lost-a husband and father and grandfather…. an uncle and Son .. and Friend …. of soma many …remember the good times you had an don’t worry about the tears .. … you loved him ..many a time will come when you have tears for no reason… whether. A song and memory you as a family will tears roll down your cheeks! Barbara (Jennifer’s sister)!!

  • Joanne Lueken (Russell) says:

    Donna so sorry for your Loss Biggest hugs to you and your Family ❤️

  • Darryl says:

    Hi Donna, I am so sorry

  • harley leigh cassan says:

    Hello Donna, I just read the obituary for Dick’s Mother and realized that Dick and his brother Bob also passed away. I send you and your family my condolences. I went to school with Marion and met Dick and Bob just before meeting Marion and Sue. We were best of friends for years, until like took us in different directions. I think my family moved to Rutland the same year as the Gottselig family. I am sad to read the news of Dick and wish I had been closer over the years. I assume Bob died in Kamloops. I think Dick and Gary Neid may have died about the same time. Dick and Gary were close over the years and Gary and I went to school together.. Dick and Bob were great friends and I had great respect for them. I will miss them. Please share my condolences with Marion and Sue harleycassan@msn.com

  • harley leigh cassan says:

    Donna – Until life took us in different directions
    Again My Condolences

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