We Remember

MCINTYRE, Richard John

July 23, 1950 — December 19, 2022

With deep sadness, we announce the death of Richard John McIntyre, on December 19, at Kelowna General Hospital, where he passed, surrounded by his dear wife Maureen and his loving sons, Duncan and Cameron.

Rick and his wife Maureen moved to Kelowna in 1974 from Winnipeg and settled down in the Mission to raise a family. In 1975, with his friend Dan MacDonald, he opened Johnathan Browne Furniture and later, Paradise Patio. Rick was a major player in furniture retail in Kelowna for many years, until he left the furniture business to become a commercial building contractor. After being involved in a number of commercial projects, he found his true passion in the world of finance.

Always a people person, Rick chose a career as a financial advisor, as he loved helping others make the most of their financial futures.  He remained an active financial advisor until the end.

As a long-time member of Kelowna Golf and Country Club, he loved to golf with his friends and was always prepared to help them with their golf swings, whether they wanted it or not! Most of all, Rick loved an evening at the Club with friends and family and always had a kind word for the staff that served him there.

Over the years, Rick was a huge supporter of the Gospel Mission, the Kelowna Food Bank, the Women’s Shelter, and the Angel Fund at Christmas time, because helping people was what he did best!

He loved his grandchildren above all else, and though later it was difficult for him to participate in their activities, Rick always loved hearing about their projects and being apart of their lives.

Rick left us all too soon, but now, we know that he’s with his dear friend Wayne, playing some golf and sharing a glass!

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Food Bank.

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  • Brenda Carr says:

    Dear Maureen, Duncan & Cameron;
    Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy for the loss of Rick, your husband, father & friend. I was truly lucky to have known and worked with him at Johnathan Browne’s and count the time I spent there as some of the best in my working career – it never really felt like a “job” because I was treated with such respect, kindness, fairness which made it such a pleasure to be there. I recall that sometimes on a Friday, Rick would pull $10 from his pocket to buy us both some Skipper’s fish and chips for lunch! Or, on quiet, slow days in the store, we’d play crib to pass the time! In later years whenever I would occasionally bump into Rick , he always was the same – smiling and with that special laugh he had and always happy to stop and chat, catch up a bit. May he Rest In Peace and all of his family find solace in their wonderful memories of him.

  • Doug & Terry Gossoo says:

    Dear Maureen,
    We were so shocked and saddened to learn of Rick’s passing, and our hearts go out to you, Duncan, Cameron and the grandkids. Rick was not just our trusted financial advisor, but a personal and business friend dating back some 30 years to the time we got a beautiful (and obviously well-built) patio set from Paradise Patio. We still use it regularly and think of Rick every time. We will miss the smiling face and cheerful greeting one could always count on when seeing Rick at the Country Club, and particularly on those warm evenings on the patio that he loved so much. We pray that you and the family will find comfort in knowing that he touched so many lives in a positive, joyful way.

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