September 10, 1958 – February 28, 2019
Richard Grant Thorne passed away suddenly on February 28th 2019 at the age of 60. Richard was born in New Westminster, BC.
Richard was a man of many talents an inquisitive mind, quick whit and a MacGyver of sorts. Richard loved the outdoors. Some of his epic tales would come from fishing expeditions on a remote stretch of the Dean River, BC. As a young lad, Richard competed in motocross racing and spent summers working at Jones Lake B.C. Later he worked winters on a trap line in the Cariboo. In his twenties, he moved back to the lower mainland and received his welders certificate. Richard opened his own mechanic/auto body repair shop in Surrey, B.C. he ran for many years. Richard rebuilt and customized Harley Davidson Motorcycles and won awards for his work at the PNE Auto Show. Later he returned to the Cariboo and continued his passion for rebuilding and customizing classic vehicles and motorcycles and fishing with his buddies. Having lived through many life tragedies Richard was a TRUE survivor.
Richard will be loved and remembered always.
He is predeceased by his Father, John Francis, and survived by his Mother, Marion; Brother, Peter (Gail), Kacey, Lexi, and Austin; nieces & nephew; and Sister, Carol (Bruce).
A celebration of Richards life will be held September 7th 2019 at 2:00 pm; Address: 5034 Hansen Court 108 Mile Ranch B.C.
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