Richard James VECQUERAY

1925 – 2010

Richard James Vecqueray, age 85, of Clinton, passed away August 26, 2010 at 100 Mile District Hospital. He was born on May 24, 1925 in Red Deer, Alberta. Richard’s family moved to Clinton in 1948.

He was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy from 1943 to 1947, serving as an active leading seaman. From 1948 – 1956 he was a hunting guide at the Circle H Guest Ranch. In 1955 he married Olga Glena.

Richard was an active member of the Clinton community all the years that he lived there. He was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion, he served as a commissionaire for the RCMP, and in 2004 he received the Citizen of the Year award. Richard worked at Clinton Sawmills, and retired from Ainsworth Lumber as a saw filer in 1992.

He is survived by his loving wife Olga, three children: Vickie (Don) Kapitanuk, Dale (Kathy) Vecqueray, Holly (Chuck) Russell; two grandchildren: Donova (John) Dundas, Hunter Russell; two great-grandsons Alexander Dundas, Jackson Dundas, and by one brother Phillip Vecqueray.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the Clinton Memorial Hall. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #194, Box 331, Clinton, BC V0K 1K0.

A Sailors Prayer

On a sailors tomb, no poppies bloom

They do not with their comrades rest

Beneath the crosses, row on row

But cradled deep in the ocean’s breast

Lulled by her ebb and flow.

Sleep well brave hearts

Your Land is free

Your duty was with courage met

We bow in grateful memory

Lest we forget, lest we forget.

100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted

with the arrangements. 250-395-3243