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GRYBA, Richard Kevin

Passed away suddenly on Friday, June 7, 2013 at the age of 49. He is survived by his mother Dora (Roger) Lemmerick, father Rev. Dr. Casey (Char) Gryba and wife Lila Gryba. Richard was predeceased by his step father Wendell Silbernagel (1999), step brother David Silbernagel (1999) and brother Curtis Gryba (2006). Also left to grieve are his many aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends. Richard made many cherished friends who were touched by knowing him. A celebration of Richard’s life will be held at 2725 Thacker Drive on Saturday, June 15 at 1:00 pm. Donations may be made in Richards’s name to the Kelowna Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 22087, Capri P.O., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9N9. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”


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Kelowna Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 22087, Capri P.O., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9N9


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The service for GRYBA, Richard Kevin is scheduled for Saturday, June 15 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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2725 Thacker Drive Kelowna, BC


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  • Ken Proud says:

    Extremely difficult to hear of Richards’ passing.A kind soul and good friend. My sincere condolences to Richards family and close friends.

  • Nicolle & Robert Williams says:

    Richard was a great guy, blessed with many friends. He will leave a big hole and will be missed by them all. Love and condolences to his family.

  • Pauline Lightfoot says:

    I spent some time with Richard the afternoon before he passed away, so I was shocked to hear that he was gone. Richard was one of the nicest people I have ever known. He had a big heart and a big hug for everyone. His home was always open to his friends and he was a very positive person to be around. I will miss him, but I know he is now at peace. My sincere condolences to his mother Dora, his family, and his friends.

  • June Sanbrooks says:

    Dora and Family, My thoughts are with you during your time of loss. June Sanbrooks

  • Rev. Wendy Johnston says:

    No matter how or when our loved ones pass over,it leaves the heart to ache. Loss is never easy. Prayers for peace to you and your wife.

  • Brenda Derickson says:

    We will miss Richard, dearly, with peace in our thoughts and love in our hearts! Rest in Peace and Paradise my Freind! Sincere condolences to his mom & dad, From Brenda Derickson & Family

  • Mellinda & Taija Cook says:

    When you walk through the storm hold your head up high, & don’t be afraid of the dark, at the end of a storm is a golden sky & the sweet silver song of a lark….you’ll never ever walk alone.Sending you much strength, love & peace

  • Mellinda & Taija Cook says:

    “When you walk through the storm hold your head up high, & don’t be afraid of the dark, at the end of a storm is a golden sky & the sweet silver song of a lark….you’ll never ever walk alone.” ~ Elvis couldn’t have sang it any better. May your soul rest peacefully in ‘paradise’ ;; you will be truly missed. Sending Dora and family all the love, strength and memories to get you through this difficult time.

  • Debora says:

    So sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. He will leave some great memories to all who knew him. My condolences to his family.

  • Marv & Lil Vetter says:


    Lil and I extend our sincere and heartfelt thoughts and prayers with love.

  • Marv & Lil Vetter says:


    Out thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love, Marv & Lil

  • karen ridley says:

    My Dear Aunt Dora and Family
    May GOD comfort you in your time of this great loss, so sorry to hear about Richard,

    May God give you his peace in every way and His Love thoughout these difficult days
    Thoughts are with you always….
    Love Karen

    With Heartful Sympathy …..

  • Theran and Sheila Volk says:

    Dear Aunt Dora, so very sorry to hear about Richard. Be comforted in knowing he is now at peace. It is at times like this when we feel the distance between us. We offer a long distance hug and hope that as time goes by things will get easier for you. All our love, Theran, Sheila, Kyle and Dan

  • Darlene Boser says:

    Aunt Dora & Roger
    My condolences and sympathies go out to you both. May gentle memories of Richard eventually bring you peace and comfort.

    Blessings always….
    Darlene & Jeff Schowalter (Boser)

  • Sarah Bird says:

    Shamefully I admit it’s been way too many years since I’ve seen ‘chard….and now I am so saddened to learn of his passing. My condolences to his family. His many friends and all the lives who he touched are a true testament to the kind, funny, warm person that he was…. he will be missed so much

  • Deanne Hirtle says:

    Dora…my heartfelt sadness in hearing of the passing of Richard. My prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time.

  • Cliff and Betty Dick says:

    I am so very sorry to know you have lost your Son Richard, Dora.—- (Sherri our daughter who knew Richard and went to school with him ) and I chatted about it a few days ago .. We all feel so sad to know that you have lost both your sons now
    We are thinking of you — during this very sad time for you, Dora.

    With our thoughts and prayers. Many Hugs for you

    Cliff and Betty and Sherri too.

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