It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family of Kevin Joseph Richard announce his peaceful passing on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at the age of 40 after a hard fought battle with cancer. He is survived by his son Connor Richard, parents Ron and Betty Ann Richard, brother Jeff Richard (Andrea, nieces Savanna and Marissa), sister Stacey Richard (niece Rachel), loving fiancée Judy Parsons, maternal grandmother Regina Coulombe, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and longtime friend Christian Ross. Predeceased by his paternal grandparents Caroline and Joseph Morigeau, maternal grandfather Lloyd Zywina and maternal step-grandfather George Coulombe. Kevin will be greatly missed by his large extended family and many friends. Kevin attended Glacier View Elementary, Courtenay Jr and graduated from G.P. Vanier in 1989. Kevin was a well-known blacksmith in Kelowna, creating phenomenal pieces of work that will forever be his legacy. A Celebration of Life was held on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Springfield Funeral Home, Kelowna, BC.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a trust fund for Connor (A RESP has been established – donations can be mailed to 860 Fuller Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 6X3). Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting