June 29, 1935 – Saskatoon, SK
April 9, 2014 – Calgary AB
Richard “Dick” Mark Suggitt, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the age of 78, surrounded by his family and friends.
Richard grew up in Saskatoon, attended Victoria School, City Park and University of Saskatchewan (Bachelor of Commerce 1958); RCAF Reserve 1954-57. He moved to Vancouver, started a family and built his first house. He returned to Saskatchewan in 1963, joining the Saskatchewan Government Budget Office in Regina, later becoming General Manager of the Saskatchewan Water Supply Board, and later still of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company. In these years his family grew and he designed and built his second house. He left public service for a number of years, owning and operating a Bunsmaster Bakery in Lethbridge. He returned to public service as GM of Calgary Handibus, and later, GM of Rocky View Water Co-op before retiring in 2013.
Richard was a builder, provider and public servant; a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed life and deeply valued his many friendships. His presence will be sorely missed.
Richard is survived by his wife Mary Masse, daughter Holly (Daryl) of Penticton, son David of Calgary, son Mark (Carol) of Regina, and grandchildren Madeleine, Daniel, Eleanor and Sean, and nephews Christopher (Kelowna) and Cameron (Toronto); predeceased by parents Clifford and Jean, brother John, and former wife Carol. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.
A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Richard Suggitt, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences