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Le May , Richard (Dick) George

Richard (Dick) George Le May passed away peacefully after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Dick was born in Calgary and remained here except for the years he spent in BC apprenticing as a machinist, a trade that he excelled at. Dick was motivated by anything mechanical, he built and restored classic cars, sprint cars, dabbled in boats, airplanes, and raced motorcycles. Dick designed and built the ‘LEMAY’ car literally from the ground up. The ‘LEMAY’ is an original work of art, and like Dick there will never be another. Dick also enjoyed sharing the distinction of being one of the craftsmen having a part in the manufacturing one of the prototypes of the Olympic Torch for the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics.

Dick is survived by his sisters, Barb (Gord) Morris, Deb (Sonny) Hauser, Jean Le May, and Kelly Jackson; brother Les Le May and sister-in-law Rose Le May. He also leaves extended family, Ken Jackson, Bonnie Le May, Stephanie Butterwick, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Kay Jackson, father George Le May and brother Norm Le May.

At Dick’s request there will be no funeral service. Relatives and friends are invited to an open house Saturday, May 2, 2009 to celebrate his extraordinary life. Please call 403-305-1086 for details. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Richard LeMay, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. We had so many great times…miss you, Richard…

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  2. Carl ( Charley ) Vala :

    My name is Carl ( Charley as Dick called me ) I’m sadden to hear of Dicks passing . My condolences to the family.Dick was a great guy with a great sense of humour and and mechanicaly gifted .
    We apprenticed the machinist trade together in Prince George BC and went to BCIT college in Vancouver as part of the trade. We ripped a lot of dirt on his Triumph motorcycle in our younger years and brought his Austin Healy back to life and on the road again , good times my friend and a lot fun.
    Thanks for the great memories Dick.
    I’m hoping God will let you have a much better Triumph than the one you left behind one you don’t have to fix every ten miles lol .. Ride fast and hard watch out for UFO’S … Your friend Charley…

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