Richard John (Rich) Buchanan passed away in the early hours of Friday,
September 21, 2007 in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC at the
age of 76 years.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at the family residence in
Salmon Arm, 251 Highway 97B, on Saturday afternoon, September 29th at 1:00
p.m. with Pastor Bill Kiesman officiating. Friends are welcome to join the
family for this time of memories.
Born in Burnaby, BC on April 26, 1931, Rich was a longtime resident
of Bridge Lake prior to moving to Salmon Arm 16 years ago. He is well
remembered and respected for his dedication with the Pony Club and raising
He leaves his loving family, wife, Mindy; four children, David (Leah)
Buchanan of Bridge Lake, Linda (Mickey) Humphries of Abbotsford, Daniel
(Laura) and Darin (Penny) Buchanan of Bridge Lake; step children, Michael
Koens of 100 Mile House, Dennis Koens of Leduc, David Koens of Cold Lake
and Mark Koens of Edmonton; grandchildren, Lenore, Shane, Kristina, Ricky,
Kyle, Andrew, Steven, Natasha, Wayne, Alexandria, Jessica, Rory, Bradley,
Candice, Mitchell, Joshua, Matthew, Chloe and Gabriel. Rich was predeceased
by grandson, Kevin Buchanan.
Memorial donations in memory of Rich may be sent to the Canadian
Cancer Society, PO Box 3451, Salmon Arm, BC VIE 4S2, or the Shuswap
Hospital Foundation, CT Scan Campaign, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, VIE 4N3.
Email condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Funeral arrangements with cremation are in the care of Bowers Funeral
Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm, 832-2223.