Richard Gooch

Richard Gooch


Richard Gooch passed away peacefully at Kelowna General Hospital on June 20, 2011 at the age of 78.

Richard will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 50+ years, Joan; children Stephen (Tracy), Kathryn (Tim)

Williams, and Leigh Schlief; grandchildren Stephanie,

Danielle, Ernest, Christopher, Michael, and Bronwyn; great grandchild Riley; and his special companion Bartholomew.

It made Rick happy to be involved, and he used his

carpentry skills often – he was always working on a ‘project or two’, as well as passing along his skills to his

many students. We are sure he is building a new

home in heaven now.

Rick was a generous, thoughtful and caring man, and was very dedicated in all that he did. He was well loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A private family celebration of Richard’s life will be held.

Arrangements entrusted with

First Memorial Funeral Services, phone: 250-762-2299.

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