Dec 16, 1944 – Aug 24, 2013
On August 24, 2013 Richard Lovelock passed away at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC at 68 years of age, after a lengthy and courageous battle with renal disease. Left to mourn Rich’s passing is his best friend and love of 13 years, Sandi Allen; children Dean, Crystal and Jill; six grandchildren and one great grandchild; brothers Miles, Fred and Thomas; sister Jean; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends; and Buster, Rich’s four-legged companion. Richard was honoured to have Stephanie Maggrah and Catelynn Johnson call him their Dad, and he treasured calling them his daughters. He cherished their love and support.
Richard was predeceased by his sister Helen and by the mother of his children, Norma Lovelock.
A long time trucker, road builder and heavy equipment operator, Richard became a farmer later in life, as well as a dedicated foster parent. He loved to repair old tractors, and them work again. He referred to himself as an antique farmer with antique machinery. But if someone needed help, Richard was there. He was like a forever friend and Dad to many foster kids.
Richard was a friendly but shy person, but he was very attentive. Although he said very little, when he did speak it was worth hearing. He was loved.
Richard’s wish to be cremated was respected. A Wake to celebrate Richard’s life will take place beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 1720 Dunn Lake Road, East Blackpool, BC. Please bring food, guitars, lawn chairs, good thoughts, stories and memories of Richard. Condolences may be expressed on-line: please send them to: www.norththompsonfuneral.com. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, BC, 250-674-3030.Print This Obituary & Condolences