Richard Oseman (Dick) Smith, passed away at Cottonwoods Care Facility in Kelowna, B.C. on August 7, 2012 at the age of 79 years. Richard was born in Nakusp, B.C. on May 1, 1933, the eldest son of Harold and “Queenie” Smith. Richard lived most of his life in Edgewood, B.C. However, ill health caused him to move to Kelowna in 2004 for medical attention.
Richard attended school in Edgewood and Needles. He was employed by B.C. Dept. of Highways, based in Edgewood, for over 35 years and retired in 1988. He was very active in the Royal Canadian Legion and was awarded a life membership by Branch #203. Richard was also active in the Anglican Church and served as a lay reader for many years at St. Agnes in Edgewood. Richard enjoyed boating and fishing on the Lower Arrow Lake. He also loved to travel to places like Ireland, England and the Caribbean Islands, especially the Cayman Islands. He had many interesting experiences to relate on his return.
Richard was predeceased by his father in 1973 and his mother in 1976. He is survived by his brother Leslie (Jane), his sister Shirley Barber, and his brother Monte (Marilyn), 3 nieces and 3 nephews.
Cremation by Springfield Funeral Home, Kelowna, B.C. Funeral will be held on October 20, 2012 at 1 p.m. in the Edgewood Legion Hall, Edgewood, BC. Interment in the Edgewood Cemetery. Refreshments to be served by the Edgewood Legion following the ceremony at the cemetery.