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HARLESS – Richard Murl

November 17, 1929 – November 19, 2009

Richard Murl Harless passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at the age of 80 years.

Richard was the loving husband of Merle, his wife of forty-three years, and he was her T.L.M. Born in Fort Worth, TX, Richard is also survived by two sisters, Ruth and JoAnn; two brothers, David (Jodi) and Donald (Earlene); and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.

Richard had many friends who will fondly remember his sense of humour and warm smile. He retired at the age of sixty-five from the International Association of Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons.

At Richard’s request there was no funeral service and cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at The Royal Canadian Legion, 138 Bowness Centre N.W., Calgary, AB. on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Cochrane and Area Humane Society, 62 Griffin Industrial Point, Cochrane, AB T4C 0A3 Telephone: 403-932-2072.

In living memory of Richard Harless, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Kathy & Ez Palese :

    Dear Merle

    We wish to express our sincere sympathies for the loss of your dear husband Richard. We are so thankful that we were able to share his life and to share memorable moments, both of which we will always hold dear.

    Love, Kathy & Ez

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  2. Joan and Gordon Carlson :

    We are sorry that your big Texan has left this earth, he enjoyed your love for a long time, now you have to wait a bit to be with him again. We are shocked to read of his passing, just want you to know how sad we are for you and your loved ones, our love and prayers are there for you Merle. Joan and Gordon

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  3. Teamsters Local Union No. 362 :

    The Officers and Staff of General Teamsters, Local Union No. 362 were saddened to hear of Tex’s passing and extend their heartfelt condolences for your loss. Tex was a great Trade Unionist, had generous spirit; was always a gentleman and held in the highest regard by his peers. Brother Roy Finley’s personal involvement with Tex goes back almost 30 years and fondly remembers Tex’s work ethic and his commitment to his Union.

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  4. Charene and John Knibbe :

    Dear Merle,
    I am so sorry that Richard is gone. He was a wonderful man and we all mourn having lost him. We will never forget Richard, or his Texan drawl.
    Much love,
    Charene

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  5. Greg, Eva, Meghan & Dustin Cave :

    We wish to express our sincere sympathies on the loss of Richard. We always enjoyed visiting with him on the road, while out for a walk. He had a great sense of humor and we’ll never forget his Texan drawl.

    Our thoughts are with you at this time.

    The Cave Family

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