Richard Loren Waugh

March 22, 1950 - July 6, 2023

In Loving Memory

Richard Loren Waugh

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Richard Loren Waugh. Richard was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and a cherished member of the community. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Judith Waugh, his sister Beverley Kissinger (Gord), his children Deanna Kaunonen (Ari), Tresa Marshall (David), Ladona Pinder (Clifton), and his stepsons Mark Lans (Bernice) and Jason Lans. Richard was a beloved grandfather to Cody, Seana, Ainsley, Delaney, Riley (Laura), Braedan (Kelsey), Mateja (Bryan), Aurora, Yuna, Ethan, and Erika. He was also a proud great grandfather to Sophia, Chloe, Abigail, Elyna, Raye, and Emmett.

Richard was born in Campbell River on March 22, 1950; he passed away suddenly at the age of 73 on July 6, 2023, in Chase, BC. Richard was predeceased by his father, William Waugh and mother Doris Gleeson, his stepfather, Harry Gleeson, and his brother, David Waugh. 

Throughout his life, Richard pursued various careers that showcased his versatility and dedication. He worked as a shoe salesman, restaurant owner, sawmill worker, RCMP Auxiliary Member, RCMP detention guard, bylaw enforcement officer, and marriage commissioner. Richard’s commitment to serving his community extended beyond his professional endeavors where he actively participated in the Kinsmen Club and then held several roles within the Rotary Club, including serving as Rotary President from 2010 to 2011. 

A celebration of Richard’s life will be held on July 24 at 3pm at the Adams Lake Gym, located at 6349 Chief Jules Drive, Chase BC. Following the service, a feast will be held to honor Richard’s memory. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Richard’s name to the Rotary Club of Chase. For those who wish to contribute, please contact Willy Moore, president of Chase Rotary, at 250-320-4346 or [email protected]. Alternatively, donations can be made at the Rotary concession on Tuesday nights during Music on the Lake between 5pm and 9pmthroughout the summer.

Richard Waugh will be remembered as a selfless and compassionate individual who left an indelible mark on the lives of those he encountered. His legacy will continue to inspire others to make a difference in their communities. Richard loved music, it was not uncommon for him to be heard singing aloud to his loved ones. He was also an avid sports fan, often to be seen and heard at the ball field or the hockey arena cheering on his favourite team. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren, never hesitating to express his love for them on a regular basis. And of course wherever he went his beloved dog Misty was always with him. There are no words for how much Richard will be dearly missed by many and the void it leaves in our hearts to have him leave us so suddenly is immense.

Arrangements entrusted to

Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-558-0866

Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services:

T: 250-558-0866

4417 29th St,
Vernon, BC V1T 5B7

E: [email protected]

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Comments: 3

  1. Jim Billinger says:

    On behalf of everyone in the Commissionaires BC family I would like to express our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to Richard’s extended family. Richard worked with us for almost 16 years. He was awarded the Commissionaires Long Service Medal in 2019. Richard could always be relied upon to do the extra. He will be missed by his many friends and colleagues in Commissionaires BC and of course the RCMP. Best regards, Jim Billinger Commissionaire Ambassador

  2. Raymonde Murray (Dunn) says:

    I have known Richard for many years and used to tease him and call him “the man of many jobs”, his wife Judy and I have also been friends since 1989. I took over from Richard as marriage commissioner so was able to spend more time with him in the last two years plus years. His kindness, generosity and gentle guidance is a memory I will keep forever. I had just been speaking to him a few days before his passing so was so shocked by this news. My sincere sympathy to all of his family and friends he will be missed.

    With Deepest Sympathy
    Raymonde Murray

  3. Kenn and Kathy Moore says:

    We will miss our evening chats with with our beloved neighbour, Richard.
    Always a smile and a kind word for everyone. He often shared family news and sports during our walks.
    He would be comforted to see Misty so well loved and cared for by his friend, and that Misty, a little bit of Richard brings joy to his community .

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