June 18, 1965 – August 8, 2012
It is with deepest sorrow Dianne and Wilf have to announce the very sudden and unexpected passing of their only son Kim, on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the age of 47 years
Kim was born in Lethbridge, AB. At 6 months old, the family moved to Calgary. Company transfers took family to Vancouver, back to Calgary, then back to Vancouver where Kim began school at Parkland Elementary. Finally back to Calgary, to stay, Kim attended St. Boniface Elementary, St. Bonaventure Junior High, and Bishop Grandin High school, attended University of Calgary and went on to work in various businesses with his father. He owned and operated our family golf course, Birchwood, in Lindale, AB for 11 years. He very happily moved back to Calgary a year ago, saying family was everything and he was happy to be here with us.
Kim played hockey from peanut to Calgary Buffaloes triple A midget and on to the Calgary Spurs of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
Kim then went on to racing cars; Drag strips, oval track Super stock Series, Cascar West, winning the Cascar Western Canada Sportsman Series. After 19 years he went back to drag strip racing; the highlight being a trip to Phoenix to compete on the televised “Pinks All Out”.
Kim worked with and was vice president of his father’s development company.
This past winter he was an assistant coach on his beloved nephew’s hockey team where he was well thought of and respected by coaches, players and their parents.
Kim was predeceased by Nana and Papa Burbridge and Grandpa Richard, and his first precious dog “Zeus”. He leaves to love and miss him forever: his mother and father; his sister Marla and nephew Michael; his sister Lisa, brother-in-law Jeff, niece Katie and nephew Benny; Grandma Richard; his two dogs Shane and Mikka; numerous Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins; stepsons Tony and Mark and their mother Barbara.
Kim touched the lives of so many and was loved by all who knew him; business people in Calgary and Nanaimo, very good friends, people we have never even known especially on a net game called Kingdoms of Camelot where he was known as SIR KIM – a wonderful tribute called “Remembering Sir Kim” was made by his friends that everyone should log on to see.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
Take a deep breath and raise a Bud or Pepsi to Kim.
In lieu of flowers, memorable donations can be made to Kid Sport-Alberta-Calgary, PO Box 94011, Elbow River Post Office, Calgary, AB, T2S 0S4. Ph: 403-202-0251
In living memory of Kim Richard, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences