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Richard, Kevin

It is with great sadness that on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at the age of 40, Kevin Joseph Richard passed away peacefully after a hard fought battle with cancer. He is survived by his son Connor Richard, loving fiancée JudyParsons, parents Ron and Betty Ann Richard, brother Jeff Richard (Andrea, nieces Savanna and Marissa), sister Stacey Richard (Mark Williams, niece Rachel), maternal grandmother Regina Coulombe, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and longtime friend Christian Ross. Predeceased by his paternal grandparents Caroline and Joseph Morigeau, maternal grandfather Lloyd Zywina and step-grandfather George Coulombe. Kevin will be greatly missed by his large extended family and many friends. Kevin was a well-known blacksmith, creating phenomenal pieces of work that will forever be his legacy. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a trust fund for Connor (being set up, details to follow). Condolences may be sent to the family by visitingwww.springfieldfunderalhome.com

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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Trust fund for Connor (being set up, details to follow)


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Service Details

The service for Richard, Kevin is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29, 2012 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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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Martin Davies says:

    Dear Ron, Betty-Ann, Jeff, Stacey and families.
    I wish you to know how sad I was to read of Kevin’s death. I enjoyed knowing him when he was a student, as I enjoyed all my meetings with your family and its members.
    Please accept my sincere condolences and know that I will be with you in spirit on the 29th. You are all in my prayers.
    Much love,
    Martin Davies.

  • Diane & Roger Wigglesworth says:

    We were return customers of Kevins and I can’t believe the world has lost such a talented artist. He truly was a fine young man and the world will miss his talent and skill. Never have understood why the best die young. Our heartfelt condolences to the family.

  • Cynthia Gibson says:

    I had the good fortune of knowing Kevin for many years, both on a personal and business level. Many of us are fortunate to own pieces of his work. I won’t ever forget Kevin’s laugh and his huge talented hands that created his masterpieces. My condolences to you his family.

  • Iva & Ken Dawonik says:

    Betty Ann, Ron, & Connor,
    So sorry to hear about Kevin, we are here for your support, you know what we went through with our loss, Kevin is better off now and is watching over all of you now. May Kevin rest in peace. Love Iva & Ken

  • Lainie & Michael Laughlin says:

    Dear Betty Ann, Ron, Connor, Judy, Jeff, Stacey and families,
    Our heart aches with you for your loss. It is with wonderful memories that we think of Kevin, a loving dedicated father, son, brother,friend and artist.His strong spirit will continue to shine on forever. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    With love and deepest sympathy,
    Lainie & Michael Laughlin

  • Yvonne Russell(Larocque) says:

    Ron, Betty Ann, Stacey, Jeff, Connor and families,
    I am so sad to hear about Kevin’s passing. Many years have passed since high school but I have never forgotten him. I was with a bunch of friends from school just last month and we were talking about him with smiles on our faces. I hope that you will all keep the great memories in the forefront of your minds as you know that is what he would want. Years go by, distance comes between us but memories never fade away! I will always remember the good times I had with your whole family through our high school years. Connor-always remember that your dad was an honourable man and one to be proud of. I did meet you once when my boys and I were passing through Kelowna in 2002-we stopped in for a visit and I will treasure that always. You are all in my thoughts. My heart is heavy with sadness for all of you but happy with the memories I will always hold dear of such a wonderful man!! Thinking of you always, Kevin!

  • Joy Caravello says:

    Dear Connor, Betty Ann, Ron, Jeff and Stacey,
    I am deeply saddened that Kevin is no longer among us. I will cherish the memories of times we spent together. My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow.
    With Much Love,

  • Harry & Marian Holland says:

    Dear Betty Ann, Ron & Family,

    It is with sincere sympathy that we send to you our condolences over the loss of your son and brother, Kevin.

    May the many fond memories you have of Kevin, sustain and help you heal in time.

    With love,

    Harry,Marian and Erin Holland

  • Glenna Turnbull says:

    I had the privilege of hanging out with Kevin and learning to hydrofoil with him. He always had the greatest attitude and kindest spirit. Hopefully I can get my scanner working so I can put up some photos I have from birthday parties and fun on the lake. He will be deeply missed.

  • Tannis and Neal Bottomley says:

    Dear Connor, Betty Ann, Ron, Jeff, Stacey, Judy and family,
    It is with our deepest sympathy that we send our condolences over the loss of Kevin.
    We will remember his wonderful spirit and his friendship. He was an incredible person.
    Our thoughts are with you,
    Tannis, Neal and Trevor Bottomley

  • Ryan and Karen Nash says:

    Ron, Betty-Ann, Jeff, Stacey, Connor and family – we are truly sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel for you and your family. We are thinking of you all.

    Take care,

    Ryan and Karen

  • Richard and Jacqui Bullock says:

    We were so very sorry to read of Kevin’s passing. He was a great neighbour and friend.Last year built me the most wonderful rose trellis. I will always remember him as the roses climb the beautiful structure he constructed. He always had a smile and a wave as I would walk my dogs through the field. I will miss that.
    Our thoughts are with his whole family.

    Richard and Jacqui Bullock

  • Glenn Ford says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Kevin passing. He was a steadfast, trusted and loved friend from our youth. It was a sad thing that life kept us apart as adults but i have talked with many of our old friends and hear how Kevin continued to be loved and respected by the people he had in his life. My thoughts and prayers with you all on this sad occasion. Glenn Ford and Family

  • Kelly Everill says:

    It’s with a heavy heart that I write these words. Kevin was one of my closest friends. He was an amazing Artist..very funny…a fabulous Father…and just an all atound amazing spirit. I wish that I could be there today for the celebration of his life. I will have him and the family in my thoughts today for sure. He now joins the league of Angels watching over us…. Until we meet again. RIP my friend. I will miss you.

  • Stacey Rexin says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. It’s been many years since we were in contact, but I have many great memories of Kevin, as I’m sure so many others who grew up with him do as well.

  • Paulette Robinson says:

    To The Richard Family
    I am truly sorry for your loss! I have a lot of wonderful memories of Kevin. He has always had a special place in my heart.
    Sincerely, Paulette Robinson

  • T & A Drilling and Blasting says:

    Conner and family,
    Words cannot express the sadness our hearts feel for you all. We extend our deepest condolences to each of Kevin’s loved ones. He was truly a good man. The beautiful entrance gate and deck rail he designed and built at our yard will keep him alive in our thoughts always. Conner, know and believe that your dad’s spirit will walk beside you all of your life. We hope that time will ease the pain you all are feeling. With sympathy, Mike Witham, Jodi Barnes, and the crew members at T & A who had the good fortune to know him.

  • Kim Dafoe says:

    Ron, Betty Ann, Connor, Jeff, Stacey and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Kevin. My parents have been keeping us updated. We have praying for you all, and will continue to do so.
    Our deepest sympathy,
    Byron and Kim Dafoe

  • Heather Robinson says:

    Betty Ann, Ron, Connor, Judy, Stacey, Rachel, Jeff, Andrea, and Family

    I am so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man in your lives.

    I am thinking of each of you during this difficult time and praying for God’s comfort and love to surround you now and in the days, months and years ahead.

    All my love
    Heather Robinson

  • Jim Batchelor says:

    My heartfelt thoughts go out to Connor and his family. I had the pleasure of getting to know Kevin a little while Connor was in my Grade 6 class. He was a dad who liked to be involved and would go to the wall for his son. I appreciated his involvement with school life and recall our Gardom Lake camping trip with fondness. Connor, if you read this, my heart goes out to you and one prayer would be that you have the focus for things that matter…as I saw in your dad. Tough times. I’m so sorry things like this happen.

  • Susan & Bret Oliver says:

    Dear Betty Ann, Ron, Connor, Stacey, Jeff, Judy and Family,
    It’s hard to find the right words at a time like this. Our prayers go out to you and to Kevin on his journey. For me, the memories of Kevin are of a happy and caring teenager and neighbor and of his wonderful family. I cherish the memories of our families’ time together in Revelstoke and the playhouse Kevin built for Amanda. Hugs, Sue and Bret

  • Susan & Bret Oliver says:

    Dear Betty Ann, Ron, Connor, Stacey, Jeff, Judy and Family,
    It’s hard to find the right words to say at such a sad time.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and with Kevin on his journey. For me memories of Kevin are him as a happy, caring teenager and neighbor (and the playhouse he built for Amanda.) I cherish our families’ time together in Revelstoke and my heart goes out to you. Hugs, Sue and Bret

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