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MARSHALL, Richard Thomas

May 6, 1934 – October 5, 2011

Richard Marshall passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at the age of 77 years.

Richard earned his commission with the Alberta Light Horse Regiment and completed his military career as 2IC of the Kings Own Calgary Regiment. His career as an engineer spanned Western Minerals, CPOG, British Petroleum, a founding member of Fording Coal, and as President of the Coal Association of Canada. He was a member of the CIM, the Canadian Club and an instructor with Patient Partners of Arthritis. The love for his family, friends and the community at St. David’s United Church were his biggest passions.

Richard is survived by his wife of fifty-four years Jean, his children, Lee, Kathy (Harry) and Scott (Marcela); as well as three sisters, Betty Margaret and Lillian.

A celebration of his life will be held at St. David’s United Church (3303 Capitol Hill Crescent N.W.) on Thursday October 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm The family would like to thank the staff of Unit 46 at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and Unit 2 at Sarcee Auxiliary Hospital.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the St. David’s United Church Foundation or the Calgary Humane Society, www.calgaryhumane.ca.

In living memory of Richard Marshall, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane.

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  1. Arlene and Glen Johnston :

    Dear Jean and family:
    Thinking of you at this difficult time. I was always thankful for Dick’s faithful support of the Canadian Club of Calgary during my tenure as president.
    You have been blessed with a loving husband, father and friend.
    I will not be able to attend Thursday’s celebration – sorry.

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  2. My condolences to your family. My apologies for asking, but my mother of 77 years (June Raibl) has also just , passed away and we’re trying to locate friends of hers, a mister and mrs. Jim and Jean Thomas that live(d) in Calgary. Previously the Thomases we’ looking for lived in Moose Jaw. My father Ed was a very good friend of Jim’s. Unfortunately my Dad passed many years ago.
    If this is the same family, we’d love to hear from you. Daryl Raibl, in Vancouver

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  3. Dear Jean,
    I have not been a part of the St. David’s community for a couple of years, and was unaware of Dick’s illness or passing. I wrote an e-mail to him this morning and was shocked when I searched his name to find the obituary. He was a good friend and a very positive force in my life. I had done some film work and saw first hand the effect of his leadership and caring. You were a very fortunate woman when you said “yes” to his life-changing question 55 years ago. My condolences to your and your family.

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