It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Richard (Dick) Forer of Salmon Arm, British Columbia. Richard passed away suddenly in Casa Grande, Arizona.
Richard was predeceased by the love of his life, Bernadette Ann (Hiebert) on July 20, 2015 and is survived by his children Annette (Frank Bruseker), Douglas (Susan Gilmour), and Colleen (Charles McColgan), and grandchildren Kathleen, Henry, Jennifer, Liam and Maeve.
Richard will be sadly missed by his siblings Mary (Denis) Dubord, Remo (Louise), Don, Ada (John) Hammel, Rita (Conrad) Rodney, Harold (d. 1959); and Lawrence and Ruth-Ann Harty, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Richard was born in Avonlea, Saskatchewan, and attended the University of Saskatchewan (B. Ag. 1963, B. Ed. 1964) and Queen’s University (MPA 1973). Richard retired in 1994 from the Saskatoon Catholic School Board, having previously spent many years with the Government of Canada.
Richard will be fondly remembered as a loving and caring father, grandfather, brother and friend, whose passions included woodworking, camping in the RV with Bernadette, golf, curling, charity work and spiritual devotion.
A Funeral Service was held at St. Joseph’s Parish (Claybank, Saskatchewan) on Monday, February 29th, at 12:00 noon. Interment of Richard and Bernadette followed the Funeral Service at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, (Claybank, Saskatchewan). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to Inter Pares www.interpares.ca.