We sadly announce the passing of Richard Ruric Marsh on September 30, 2008 at the G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital. Richard was born in Quesnel on February second, 1922, and was the third son of Ruric Leon and Josephine Marsh who along with his brothers Leonard (Helen), John and Gordon predeceased him. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, and he was loved and respected by all those that knew him.
He was an avid sportsman, he loved his hockey, baseball, bowling, horseshoes, hunting and fishing.
Richard had a transfer business, a sand and gravel business, he drove school bus, had a a convenience store across from the Quesnel Secondary school, and the past forty years, he was in the Appliance Repair Business.
Leaving to mourn his passing are his wife of 62 years, Myrtle, his daughter Ricki (Sam) Fedoruk, and their three girls, Carmen, Camille and Kasey. His son Dick (Pat) and their family of Ryan (Kristy), Krista, and Tyson and great granddaughters Fiea Isabella and Hayden Ella, also his sisters, Florence Lavington, Lillian Pollock and Leona Oliver, sister-in-laws Joanne Marsh and Mary Marsh and all of their families.
Following internment at the Quesnel Municipal Cemetery where the six grandchildren were pall bearers, a service was held at the Northstar Church, Ryan Marsh did the eulogy and Tyson Marsh read “Papa’s” memoirs, which were written in Richard’s own hand. Following that, a gathering was held at the West Fraser Timber Room.
We would like to thank all of our family and friends for their overwhelming generosity, also thanks to Clayton’s Funeral Home. Pastor Norm Botterill, Dr. Buys, Dr. Aziz, and all the kind nursing staff.