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LAVERS – Richard James (Dick)

April 12, 1938 – January 19, 2010

It is with sadness in our hearts that we say goodbye to our devoted husband, loving father and giving friend Dick Lavers. Dick died peacefully in his home of forty years on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 after his valiant battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife of forty-three years, Betty; sister Carroll; daughter Heather (Tim); son Doug (Coreen); as well as his precious granddaughter, Samantha, who brought him so much joy. Dick was a Master Electrician and successful owner of Soderberg Electric for twenty eight years. Dick had an unyielding passion for gardening and was an avid golfer, joining the Elbow Springs Golf Club in 1992.

A Celebration of Dick’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, January 25, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Dick’s honour may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca.

In living memory of Dick Lavers, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Grace Henriksen :

    Betty & Family:

    Sincere condolences in this time of
    sadness – even though I’ve not really
    known you – we have chatted often in
    Bonavista Mall.. my heart goes out to
    you all…
    Grace “Henriksen”

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  2. Patrick J. O'Connell :

    Sincere condolences. We were sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Patrick O’Connell, Rod and Karen O’Connell and family, Shannon Tara and Jerry Ames and family.

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  3. John & Rose Polich :

    Betty, Heather, Tim, Doug & Coreen;

    Our sincerest condolences at this sorrowful time. Our thoughts are with you.

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  4. John Janet Kurt & Kenna Stoll :

    Dear Betty and Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss those wonderful days with Dick as a neighbour.

    We will not be able to attend the funeral but will visit you soon.

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  5. Ian and Lynn Lowe :

    Our thoughts are with your family at this very difficult time. We did not meet Dick but felt we knew him through our son, Trent. Not too many conversations went by without the mention of Dick. He was a wonderful mentor and friend to Trent for which we are thankful. He will be missed. Wished we would have been able to meet him.
    Sincerely Ian and Lynn Lowe

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  6. Jennifer Kalinchuk :

    Betty, Heather, Doug, Carroll and Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort.

    All our love
    Peggy, Jennifer, Todd, Tracey and Familes

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  7. Joe and Carole Sabados :

    Dear Betty and family, our hearts go out to you with the loss of your Dick. He was a good man and he will be missed.
    Good-bye Dick from Carole and Joe Sabados,

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  8. My dear friend Betty, Heather, Doug, Coreen,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you today. Unfortunately I have a nasty bronchitis with terrible coughing. I got ready to come this morning but it seemed so irresponsible in a large crowd. I’m so sorry Betty. I will call you and visit next week when I’m not so infectious. Love Sandy

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  9. Lloyd, Doris, Tracy and Rick Behl :

    Dear Betty and family,

    We are deeply sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. As neighbours we enjoyed watching him tend his yard, as though it were a park. We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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  10. Al & Sophie Nakoneczny :

    Dear Betty, Heather, Tim, Doug and Coreen,
    Our sincere condolences on the loss of a wonderful husband and father. He may not be here physically any longer but he will always be with you.

    Love,
    Al & Sophie

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