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SCHUSTER, Richard (Dick) William Gerhard

Dick passed away in West Kelowna, BC on Sunday, the 1st day of September 2013 at the age of 84 years, after a long and difficult battle with cancer.  Left to mourn his passing are his loving wife Mary, his children Denise Sazwan (Clark) ,  Kelowna, Debra Johnstone (Lance)  Summerland, Daryl Schuster (Sherry)  Sherwood Park, Alberta;  Mary’s children Lori Milmine (Darryl Willoughby) Revelstoke; Sandra Rosten (Robert) Kelowna; Kenneth Milmine, Red Deer Alberta.  Eleven Grandchildren: Shilo (Andrea); Jodi; Brandy (Carey); Georgina; Lacey (Curtis); Richard; Robert; Candi (Jeff); Scott; Joel; and Jeffrey.  Also left to mourn are his adopted grandson Todd, 18 great grandchildren, and a large extended family.  Dick was sadly predeceased by his beloved wife Dorothy, and his sisters Doreen and Betty.  Dick was the personification of the word “Gentleman”.  He was a very successful entrepreneur who started many successful businesses.  He was the Founder of the Tiger group of companies and ran them until his retirement in 1990, when he moved from Calgary, Alberta to the Okanagan to enjoy his life of ease.  He very much enjoyed his “snow bird” time in Lake Havasu with his wife Mary, family, and friends.  He was a very kind and gentle man who loved his family dearly and kept a special place in his heart for his granddaughters.  He loved ice cream, cookies, and a wee dram of his special Scotch.  He will be forever remembered and missed by his loving wife and his family.

A celebration of Dick’s life will be held on Saturday, September 14th at 2:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.   Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #4-1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9, or the Alzheimer Society of BC, Suite 307 – 1664 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 8N3.  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.”

Saturday, September 14th at 2:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre

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Heart and Stroke Foundation, #4-1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9, or the Alzheimer Society of BC, Suite 307 – 1664 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 8N3.


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The service for SCHUSTER, Richard (Dick) William Gerhard is scheduled for Saturday, September 14th at 2:00 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 Family Centre

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Bruce Damen says:

    My condolences to all of the Family and to Deb and Lance Johnston on your loss.

  • Father John Gerhard Schuster says:

    Please accept my prayers and condolences on Richard’s death. My sympathy goes to his family. Fr John Schuster, Richard’s first cousin.

  • Jane Bossom says:

    Mary Ellen, I read of Dick’s passing in the Calgary Herald and wanted to say I’m thinking of you. We have not seen you since Mom’s memorial service in 2000 but I was so happy to have had the chance to visit with you after so long and see how happy you were with Dick. Take care. Jane

  • Dona Glosser says:

    Dear Mary
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your husband Dick. Please know that everyone is thinking of you and the family at this time. Rest regards, Dona

  • deanne says:

    Dear Mary, I am very sorry to hear of Dicks passing, he truly was a gentleman and he was very fortunate to have a beautiful loving person to care for him. God Bless you and your family at this time.

  • Darcine and Roxannde says:

    Our condolences to the family of Uncle Dick. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Fritz Family says:

    Dear Mary and Family,
    We share comfort in knowing Dick is no longer suffering. We send thoughts of sympathy and support to you and your loved ones as you begin your journey without Dick.
    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
    With sincere sympathy
    Jo & Soni, Gerd & Helga

  • Alfred and Elisa Kobbeltvedt says:

    Dear Mary: I am so sorry to hear that Dick has passed away. Please accept my deepest condolences from me and Elisa. Please extend our condolences to Denise, Debby and Darryl. I have known Dick since 1962 and worked with him. He was indeed a gentleman par excellence. We share with you in your loss and think back to the many fabulous memories he has left behind to share and to be remembered by. May we comfort you in your loss. Alfred and Elisa.

  • Miriam Gibb (Kobbeltvedt), Geoff, Dominic says:

    Dear Mary. We are so sad to hear of Dick’s passing. We have some lovely memories of him when we visited the family with my parents, Alfred and Eliza. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Miriam, Geoff & Dominic Gibb (Port Moody, BC)

  • Bryan & Leah Adams says:

    Dear Lance & Debbie and Candi & Jeff, Kenzie & Levi and Todd and all of your extended family.

    We were sorry to hear about Dick’s struggle with cancer and his passing.
    We have been thinking of you all and praying for you and for Dick and his wife too. Our thoughts are with you.


    Bryan & Leah Adams and our family

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