December 22, 1962 - September 5, 2017
Richard (Stretch) Debert passed away peacefully at Hospice in Kamloops on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the age of 54, surrounded by his wife and children.
He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years Bernice; son Peter (Stacy) of Rochester, NY; daughters Christy (Chris) of Edmonton, AB and Aimee (Gavin) of Sun Peaks, BC; grandchildren Liam and Peyton; father Dave of Cache Creek; brother Kelly (Kathy); sister Donna (Rob); and mother-in-law Audrey; as well as numerous brother/sister-in-law’s, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Richard was predeceased by his mother Agnes and father-in-law Jim Toms.
Richard was known for having a heart as big as he was. He had a passion for curling, was a great teammate and his passing will leave a big hole in the hearts of all who knew him. Richard enjoyed playing slo-pitch and in his younger years, hockey. He loved watching all sports and had a great memory for statistics. Richard will be remembered for his love of the card table and his famous chocolate chip cookies. Richard was so proud of his children and always talked about them.
There is no formal service by his request.
Should friends desire, donations may be made in memory of Richard to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cres. S, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9; and/or Canadian Cancer Society Freemason Volunteer Driver Program, 2251 Abbott Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1E2. Both programs provide necessary no to low cost services for persons battling cancer.
Condolences may be expressed at www.firstmemorialkamloops.com
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