Thomas Richard (Dick) Quaife passed away at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm, BC on Sunday afternoon July 8, 2012 at the age of 81 years. Dick is remembered for his love of his family, the arts, music and poetry. He could be found regularly at the many coffee houses in Salmon Arm singing and playing his guitar.
Dick was born in Cranbrook, BC April 3, 1931. Dick met Audey, the love of his life, in Calgary and they married in 1953. The family lived in many cities and towns in both Alberta and BC and in 2001 Dick and Audrey realized their retirement dream and made the long-awaited relocation to Salmon Arm.
Dick was predeceased by his sisters, Joan Dorthea, Charlotte, Rose, Gladys, brothers Bruce and Bob, and his grandson Craig. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Audrey; 4 children: Nevin Quaife of Calgary, Kim (Lynda) Quaife of Calgary, Corryn Grayston of Salmon Arm, Rychelle (Ian) Turner of Salmon Arm; 5 grandchildren: Curtis, Chelsey, Stacy, Leslie Gynelle; 2 great-grandchildren Hailey, Jade and 3 sisters: Marianne (Pat) Mulroony of Chilliwack, Darlene (Reg) Sherwood of Aldergrove, Denise (Wayne) Henney of Kelowna.
A Memorial will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1400 – 20th Street NE, Salmon Arm, BC, Bishop Harry Smith presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Dick may be sent to the BC Cancer Agency (399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3).
Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.