Richard James LaFleur passed away in Golden & District Hospital on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the age of 65 years.
A celebration of life service and reception was held on Thursday morning, April 23rd at 10 a.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrant.
Tributes were shared by family and friends.
Born in Chemainus, BC on September 18, 1949, moving to Golden in 1979.
Rick was active in the Logging industry until a serious accident in 1991 forcing him into retirement. He is well remembered and respected for his hard work, his mentorship with co workers, and family, and ability to fix anything in the bush. At a young age he was a natural athlete, including baseball, golfing, pool, swimming, bowling. He enjoyed competition which made for a great contender in Logging Sports competition.
He was predeceased by his father, Laurence, and grandson, Renal LaFleur.
Rick is survived by his loving family; wife, LaVerne; 3 sons, James, Steven and Sean, all of Golden; 3 grandchildren, Miranda, Austin, Sebastian; also his mother, Alice of Chilliwack; sisters, Darlene, Daveena, Glenda; brothers, Carl, Bob, Randy, Laurence, George.
On line condolences may be sent to Rick’s obituary at www.hindmanbowersfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements were in the care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home, Golden, BC.