We Remember

HANSON, Richard

August 21, 1955 — August 13, 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Richard Neil Hanson on August 13, 2023, at the age of 67.

Richard will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Catherine Lewis; his mother, Joan Ellergodt (Scott); siblings Robert (Carol) and Lorie (Barry); several nieces and nephews; as well as his many friends: Greg, John, Cory, Don, Tracey, Georgina, Laurie, Tim, and Karen. He goes to join his father, Dennis Ellergodt, who passed before him.

Richard’s love for animals was a defining aspect of his character. His dogs held a special place in his heart. An adventurer at heart, Richard’s passions for motorcycles and boating showcased his fearless exploration of life’s thrills. Richard’s uniqueness extended to his picky eating habits, which added a touch of individuality to his character. He made up for it, with his talent for cooking that brought joy to those who had the opportunity to taste his creations; he had earned his chef papers during his military days.

Richard’s passions, quirks, and even his foibles will be treasured and remembered forever by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

To honour Richard, a Memorial Service will be held on FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2023, at 4:00 PM (PDT), at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2023, at 4:00 PM


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