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SUGGITT, Richard Mark

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.

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  1. Alicia Gallow :

    I was fortunate to have Richard as a friend for so long. We served together at RCAF London in 1956. It is a friendship that has stretched between us like a silver thread for over 50 years. He was a good man, a kind and gentle man and much fun to be with. Friendship is such a precious gift and I am grateful that Richard was my friend. I shan’t be present at his funeral, but I will be there.
    Kind regards to all the family. May the happy years with Richard be with you always.
    Sincerely,
    Alicia Gallow

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  2. Louise & Larry Tessier :

    With our deepest sympathy to Mark, Carol and family on the passing of your dear Father and Grandfather, Dick. May all your fondest memories of him be a comfort and consolation for your family at this time. We send our prayers and May God bless you, Louise & Larry

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  3. Mark Suggitt :

    Dear friends and family,
    Here is a link to the video shown at Richard’s memorial:
    https://vimeo.com/93011046

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  4. On behalf of The Leonard Foundation we would like to express our deepest sympathies for Richard’s passing. Richard was a member of the Foundation for over 30 years and we appreciate all of his work over the years to make the Foundation a continued success. He will be sorely missed.

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