Richard Marwood (Dick) DARE

Richard Marwood ‘Dick’ Dare of Kelowna, B.C. passed away peacefully on Aug. 6, 2004. Dick was born in Purdue, Sask. on May 16, 1910. Dick was a pioneer cowboy and rancher raising Hereford cattle at his ranch in Buffalo Creek, B.C. for over forty years. Arriving in the Cariboo from White Rock, B.C. in 1927, he worked on ranches along the old Cariboo Highway. A man of the land and gentle by nature, he had a magic touch with horses and cattle. A people lover, he had friends of all ages. In 1972, his health forced him to retire to Penticton, B.C., but his heart remained in the Cariboo! He spent an enjoyable retirement with his wife Myrtle. They travelled widely, especially enjoying trips to Hawaii. He fished, gardened spent hours square and round dancing, and was a master Scrabble and harmonica player. He enjoyed puzzles and once stayed up all night to solve the Rubik’s cube. Dick enjoyed a good party and had a wicked sense of humour even if the joke was on him. Dick is survived by one daughter, Marilynne (John) and two grandchildren Alison and Adrienne of Innisfail, Alta.; one sister Cynthia Richards of Williams Lake, B.C. and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Myrtle; his son Richard; and sisters Eve, Flo and Doris. Special thanks to Dr. Rob Williams and the caring staff of Orchard Manor. Memorial service was at St. Savior’s Anglican Church, Penticton, B.C. on Aug. 16, 2004. Memorial tributes may be made to B.C. Wildlife Federation, #303 – 19292-60th Ave., Surrey, B.C. V3S 3M2. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, B.C. (250)762-2299.

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