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Arthur (Ted) Edward Richardson

August 26, 1924 - January 10, 2020


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father Arthur “Ted” Edward Richardson on Friday, January 10, 2020 at the age of 95 years.

Ted was born in Rossland, B.C. but spent his entire life living in Kimberley, B.C. He was a pipefitter with Cominco for 40 years.  Ted and Vi loved to spend time camping, berry picking and square dancing.  They also loved to snowshoe, go floor curling and were avid cross-country skiers.  In the summer Ted devoted many hours to his garden and yard but his greatest enjoyment was building and fixing things in his basement workshop.  In his early years he served in the Navy and was posted on both coasts.  He also was very active in the boy scouts for many years.

Ted is survived by his son Doug (Jean) Richardson and his daughter Pam (John) Kent as well as three grandchildren, Derek (Varsha) Kent, Alex Kent, Amanda Robertson and great-granddaughter Sam Robertson. He is also survived by his nephews Gerry (Carol) Richardson, Bill (Julie) Richardson, Dennis (Marilyn) Richardson, Olive Anderson, niece Cindy Hanson, sisters-in-law Ruby Wocknitz, Irene Lapin and all their children along with many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his beloved wife Violet, his parents John and Bertha, brother Bill, sister-in law Helen, sister Mary and nephew Rod Richardson.  He is also predeceased by brothers-in-law Bert Wocknitz, Doug McKee, Raymond McKee and sister-in-law Nora McKee.

Memories and condolences shared at   If you wish, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  As requested by Ted, there will not be a funeral service.  A celebration of life will take place in Kimberley in the spring time.

Ted will be missed by all.




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Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Kelly Beresford
Relation: My good neighbour ❤️

Hi Neighbour
Hope the next journey in life is a wonderful as your time here. Always in my heart with fond memories. You will be missed as you were when you moved. Thanks for the memories and your smile❤️

From: Bill Richardson
Relation: Nephew

I’ll miss the regular phone discussions where we solved the world’s problems but the world ignored us. At 95 still sharp as a tack. We should all be so lucky.

From: Liana Cecco
Relation: Neighbour

Dear Doug and Pam,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I have fond memories of growing up on Halpin street that include our families. Your dad always made a point to stop and talk when I saw him downtown. According to Vera he was the longest living resident on the “hill”.

From: Edward Brown

Pam & Ratch
Thinking of you at this time.

From: Dale Allen (Wodyga)
Relation: family

Ted and Vi – people who our entire family loved and respected. Our condolences to all of you, late though they are. I’m sorry I didn’t know.

From: Larry Molander

Doug & Pam. Sorry I’m so late with this. Just found out about your dad’s passing. My sincere condolences.
Do I remember your Dad!!!! Both, in the mine & up at your place on Halpin St. When he was in the vicinity, I made a point of minding my P’s & Q’s. Had to ensure when I opened my mouth, I knew what I was talking about, or a question would asked of me by your dad to ensure I got it correct.
Again, so sorry to hear of your loss.

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