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MUNN, Richard J.

Born on November 19, 1942 and passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 6:45 am.  Dick finished the game of life at “even par,” age 72.  He made some “birdies” along the way augmented with a few “bogies.”  He left family and friends whom he loved and who loved him in return.  As per his wishes, there will be no public service.  His final thought, “What a better world it would be if we all had our trespasses forgiven and learned to forgive those that might have trespassed against us.”  Dick finished his final days at Hospice House in Kelowna.  This facility would be a worthy recipient of any donation you may be considering to make in Dick’s memory.    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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  • Delores Wilson says:

    So sorry to hear the news of Dick Munn’s passing. He was a great man and he will be missed by so many.. I will certainly miss our many visits while cutting his hair for over 30yrs. He was always concerned for others and cared about their lives.

    My heart goes out to his family

    Delores Wilson

  • Jim and Erica Turner says:

    We feel so fortunate to have known Dick and are saddened with his passing. We will always remember the morning dog walks at Big White and his genuine joy at handing out treats to a dozen or more dogs. We will also always be grateful at his compassion when we lost our dog Tanner. He was a great friend and will be missed dearly by us and all his canine friends.

    • Muncie Booth says:

      The BCPGA and the entire golfing community has lost a great friend. During my early years in the golf business I always looked upon Dick as my hero. He in my mind was the perfect Club Professional. Always kind, always had a smile on his face, and was always willing to give advice to young guys like me during my early years. And what a great golf swing !! My most sincere condolences to his wife and Tammy. Muncie Booth

  • Deb and Nig says:

    Dick’s sunny smile will be with us forever. His sharing and caring self will always be with his near and dear.
    We will always hold close the wonderful camping trips we made together over the years with our variety of animals and humans a like in tow. Not to mention the occasional visit from snakes and lizards 🙂
    Hugs Deb and Nig

  • Vince and Verna Baker says:

    We are deeply saddened to hear of Dick’s passing. He was a kind and gentle soul and it was a
    privilege to call him a dear friend, especially for Vince. Working with him was an honour. He will be
    greatly missed but never forgotten, as so many fond memories will always warm our hearts.
    Please know that you are all in our thoughts.

  • Sue and James MacGregor says:

    Dick was a kind, gentle and generous man. He was full of wit and humour tempered with a genuine concern for the well-being of others. It was a privilege and a joy to know him and to share some special times with him and Sue.

  • Dick Zokol says:

    RIP-Dick Munn
    You were a champion in Life as well as in the game we all love.

  • Leslie Black says:

    My heart, my thoughts go out to you all in this time of grief. Those we love remain with us in every memory that we hold within our hearts.

  • Victor Fornaro says:

    We feel so fortunate to have hnown Dick, for the last fifteen years. As his neighbour’s we could not find a better neighbor than Dick. Our sincere condolences to Sue and the family. We are going to miss him a lot. Victor and Giovanna.

  • Paula Turner, Tim Petrone and family says:

    To our dearest Sue. We are very saddened and sorry of Dick’s passing. His wonderful smile and sense of humour will be missed greatly. We are truly grateful and honoured to have had Him in our lives. He will always be apart of us. Rest in peace Dick!! Love you❤️

  • Bryan and Glenda Jackson says:

    Our love and prayers to the family, our repect and memories unending. Dick was the ultimate gentleman. Respect and honor come to mind. How fortunate we all have been to have shared in Dick’s journey.

  • Angi and Helmut and Susi says:

    It is sad to see him leave so early; he had so much more to give. We will all miss his cheerful attitude and wit.

  • Lance Lundy says:

    Dick was a great mentor and example and has been a big help to many of his friends and associates along the way. I have many fond memories and will think of him often.

  • Coreen & Garry Fowler says:

    Intelligent, Professional, Humble, Kind, Fun-loving, Supportive Husband, Father & Friend, Animal-loving, Loved-by-Animals…
    We have so many memories of this great man!
    Our thoughts are with you, Sue, Tammy & Rick

  • Shawn Dickson says:

    One of my greatest thrills in golf was set up by a kind man named Dick Munn. He allowed me to join him and 5-time British Open winner Peter Thompson for a glorious 18 holes of golf at GC…will never forget it.

  • David Goodwin says:

    Mr. Munn was a great Canadian. He was kind and generous. He will be greatly missed. Condolences to Tammy and Family……..

  • Carolyn Wilde says:

    Tammy and Sue,
    We are so saddened by Dicks passing. He was a wonderful man. We are very fortunate to have been able to call him a friend. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you both.
    Love Carolyn and Tara

  • Fred Sankey says:

    To the greatest man I ever knew, may our next track thru the powder be the best run we ever have. You will be truly missed.

    Fred and Diane Sankey

  • Deanna and Ralph Stinson says:

    Our condolences to the Munn Family…

    We are pleased we were a part of Dicks LOVE FOR GALLAGHER’S CANYON GOLF COURSE..
    A good friend..who we will miss.
    Ralph and Deanna

  • Mark Smith says:

    Tammy, very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I always held your Dad in high regard and I looked forward to bumping into him on occasion after he was no longer at Gallagher’s Canyon…a great man and it was an honour to have known him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • RAY TRUDEAU says:

    Joined Gallaghers June 1981. Worked with DICK on many golf events. A great leader, person, someone you sincerely enjoyed being around. The world is a little less shiny today without him. Thanks for being such a great example of a gentleman. Will remember you. ray trudeau

  • allan crowder says:

    So many fond memories of him over the years, a fine gentleman.

  • Dave McGrath says:

    to Sue and family, my heart is saddened after hearing the news, Dick was my great friend and mentor, he always told me you work with me, not for me and his work ethic guided my career. We had some fantastic golf games over the years and his absolute genuine interest and help with fellow CPGA members always showed through. Having the privilege of working with Mr. Munn has and will always be a highlight of my life.
    Sincerely, Dave McGrath

  • Dino Zol says:

    I am saddened to hear of Mr. Munn’s passing. My condolences go out to the Munn family. Dick was a leader and mentor and I was fortunate to have known him. He instilled good life values in us young kids while growing up and golfing at Gallagher’s Canyon.

  • Paul & Lynn Dashkewytch says:

    First our condolences. For Me I will never forget the opportunity Mr.Munn without even knowing me a place to practice, play in pursuing my dream of professional golf. I will remember those chats in the office but more how he treated people.

  • Paul & Lynn Dashkewytch says:

    Thoughts are with the family and his many close friends. Dick was the first person I met when becoming a member at Gallaghers in 1988 he had a gifted way to make a person feel valued. Dick was a happy and charming man I will always remember. Lynn Dashkewytch

  • Diana & Chris Jaegli says:

    Our thoughts are with you Sue and your family during this very difficult time. Dick will be missed very much and he will leave on in our memories.

  • Stephen Rose says:

    I am sorry to here of Dick Munn’s passing , I have good memories of many great times growing up as a neighbour.
    My sincere condolences to the family.

  • Faye says:

    he made everyone feel special… RIP

  • Lane & Ron Shupe says:

    We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Dick. He was a great asset o our community and the community of golf. The world was a better place with him and he will be missed by everyone.

  • Betty Urness says:

    Dear Sue and Tammy,
    Dick’s passing is such a great loss. He will be deeply missed by a great many friends but none more than you. Dick’s kindness and personable way with people of all ages made him unique. A true gentleman! May the days ahead be filled with wonderful memories of the joy and laughter you shared with this lovely man for so many years.

    • Ed Chorney says:

      We are saddened by Dick’s passing. His name is synonymous with Gallager’s Canyon Golf Club. He put the club on the map and it became a must play to many people in Canada, USA and beyond.
      To Sue and Tammy our heartfelt condolences and best wishes going forward.

      Ed,Donna & Jim Chorney.

  • Doug Stewart says:

    To the Munn family
    Dick was the best. I remember the round of golf we played at Royal Oak in Victoria.
    He had the best swing and was always a smiling. Truly a gentleman of class.
    My sincere condolences.
    Doug Stewart

  • Ron Pidskalny says:

    Tammy ,your dad when I first met him was such a gentleman and wonderful customer when we owned Valley Canvas and Awning . I recall when we had a very difficult install how patient and understanding he was as we repeatedly worked on solving the problem.
    A good man was taken way to early.

    • Ron Pidskalny says:

      Tammy, your dad was a real gentleman . I first met him when we used to own Valley Canvas and Awning and had to deal with a very difficult awning install at the house. He was so patient and understanding that I never forgot him. A very good man taken way too soon.

  • Robert Turik says:

    Dick and I first met when we Master Planned the initial Housing Development for Gallager’s. Kathy, Dick and I got the original approval from the city to proceed. A professional friendship ensued, so whenever we met,it was
    always with smiles, happiness and joy. I will truly miss him.

    My condolences, Sue, Tammy and Family.

    Robert Turik

  • Jack and Gretchen Horton says:

    A good friend for many years, I can still hear his cheerful voice greeting me in my mind. He was a man of meticulous and precise excellence in everything he did, a lover of his wife, family, friends, animals and cleanliness to the max. He will be missed at Horton Lakes.

  • Manfred Rodenkirchen says:

    My sincere condolences to Sue and Tammy .
    Its been a few years since I last met Dick , but i have fond memories of a caring , friendly, and very special man .

  • Rob Hegion says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.I have nothing but fond memories of Dick since I first met him when I joined Gallaghers Canyon in 1981. He was truly one of the best people I have ever met. RIP amigo

  • tom and jane says:

    Just home Sue and family, so sorry for your loss pray your great memories are comforting you at this time of great loss! Will surely miss his great smile and presence up at big white! Love and hugs Sue, Jane and Tom

  • Bernie & Ev Monteleone says:

    Sue, Tammy & Rick . . . Dick was such a marvellous human being . . . So thoughtful, caring, generous and willing to help others. His days at Gallaghers and all the special treatment he afforded Junior Golfers & the High School Golf Program made a memorable impact on so many “kids”. . . including our own two boys, Brad & Jason. He has left a wonderful legacy in the golf community in Victoria, Vancouver & Kelowna. Cherish your memories. You’re in our thoughts & prayers.

  • Bernie & Ev Monteleone says:

    Sue, Tammy & Rick . . . So saddened at Dick’s passing. One first class human being . . . So caring about others. His days at Gallaghers and all the special treatment he afforded Junior Golfers & the High School Golf Program made a memorable impact on so many “kids”. . . including our own two boys, Brad & Jason. He will be missed but he’s left a remarkable legacy on our community. Cherish your memories.

  • Joan Connelly says:

    Anyone (or any dog) who spent time in the presence of Dick felt his warmth and kindness. One feels blessed to have known him.

  • Jim & Brenda Loyd says:

    Sue, are hearts go out to you. You and Dick have been a very special part of our lives and we will always cherish the friendship and memories. Dick was so special to so many and we feel very privileged to have had he and you as our friends.
    Jim, Brenda, Curt and Spencer Loyd

  • Markku & Karen says:

    It was great to get to know Dick through our very special friend Sue. Dick was the rock for Sue during their marriage whenever she needed someone to lean on. He was a special man and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sue.

  • Patrick and Elsa Gamble says:

    Sue – We are saddened to learn of Dick’s passing. It seems like only yesterday that we enjoyed our visit in Thunder Bay. Our thoughts are with you at this time of your great loss.

  • Peter Andros says:

    My dear Sue, So sorry for the loss of your husband Dick. My and Barb’s thoughts and prayers go out to you. Love and hugs, Peter and Barb

  • Markku & Karen says:

    Sue and family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dick was an amazing man – so thoughtful,
    caring and generous. Knowing him made our lives just better. We will miss him.

  • Jack Hole says:

    Dick Munn was class personified. I learned more about the service business from him working at Point Grey than any of the years I spent at Business School. He had a knack of making everyone feel special. I was truly blessed to have met Dick in my formative years. My condolences to Sue and the family.

  • Margaret & Marcel Cyr says:

    We will always remember Dick with his shovel walking the dogs. RIP

  • Rob Roy says:

    Tammy; my deepest condolences to you and your family. I first met your dad in 1991 and I can attest to his sense of humour and generosity. Spent lots of afternoons betting the ponies and chatting with Dick and I will really miss him. Your dad was a class act and I am privileged to have known this truly nice man.

  • Margaret & Marcel Cyr says:

    Will always remember Dick with his shovel walking the dogs. RIP

  • Joan Ryan says:

    I have fond memories of the good times our families shared when our children were young. Dick was at Point Grey and Al Kennedy at Quilchena. Their friendship will endure forever. My heartfelt condolences go out to Wendy, Tammy, and Rick.

  • Grant & Gail Byers says:

    Our hearts and thoughts are with you. Dick will live on in your heart and in your memories. There is a new star in the sky.
    Grant and Gail

  • Jim girard says:

    So saddened to hear of Dick’s passing.His kindness and generosity and beautiful golf swing were major factors in my love for golf from the time I was a boy at Cedar Hill Golf Course.He seemed to never forget that people and relationships are to be cherished. Jim Girard

  • barb sallis says:

    Rest in Peace my dear friend.From our young and fun filled days on Burton Ave and all the stops along the way our deep friendship will live
    in my heart forever.my heartfelt condolences to
    Mrs Munn senior,Sue,Tammy,and Rick

  • susan thornham says:

    We were saddened to hear of Dick’s passing. He was a very kind and generous man who was a pillar to our Sue through rough times. We shall all miss Dick deeply and send our condolences to Sue during this very difficult time.
    Susan and Maureen

  • sylvie bereni says:

    to my dearest Sue.
    You are in my thoughts and my prayers.
    I will always smile at the memory of Dick’s at the lake at Horton’s.

  • Richard Sharpe says:

    I met few people as strong, genuine and giving as Dick Munn. He enriched my life as he did the lives of all who were privileged to know him. Sue and family, I can’t tell you how sorry I am that he’s left us.

  • Bonita Gilbert says:

    Dear Sue, it’s been many, many years since we worked together but running into last week was serendipitous in a way. I’m very sorry your wonderful husband is gone. I don’t remember him personally, but I do remember how much fun your home was at that staff party so many years ago. I got the impression you both enjoyed life to the fullest and judging by the many, many condolences, Dick was much loved and respected. Thinking of you.

  • Art and Jean Swindells says:

    Dear Sue, We are so sorry for your loss. It was our good fortune to have Dick as a neighbour, way back when, then a delight to re-meet him with you. Dick was a treasure, gone way too soon! Hugs, Art and Jean

  • Christine & Gerry Whittaker says:

    Dear Suzie, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you on the loss of your beloved husband, Dick. We remember first meeting both of you on the slopes of Big White almost 30 years ago. We had friendly competitions with you in many Team Supreme and Kelowna Cup ski races. Dick was the champ at guessing his time! We also partied; on Christmas Eve, Dick was the “Host with the Most” (charm, hospitality, and charisma), serving up tortiere, salads, and his sugar pie with a smile. In the summers we’d get together at Duck, Okanagan, and Borderline Lakes, where Dick cheered on Suzie as she competed in water skiing events. Dick was her biggest, most devoted fan. He’d drive the motorhome all around Canada and the USA, stuffed with a menagerie of pets. Dick was certainly dogs’ and cats’ best friend, and we are honored to have called him our friend! Thanks for the wonderful memories, Dick!

  • Russell Howard says:

    I had the pleasure of working at G C In 81 fresh out of high school and can only say Dick had a gift with people that only a few are born with ,made you feel important ,my condolences to the family .

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