Richard Harrington Bannister

Richard Harrington Bannister (Dick) of Royston, BC

Born April, 29 1923, Windsor Ontario

Passed away at home November 27, 2013 with his loving wife Coreen (by his side), of Heart Failure due to Heart Attacks and Strokes.

A well beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather.

Dick was predeceased by his parents Richard and Betty, his twin sons Richard and Ronald, his wife Ann, brother David and sisters Elizabeth (Lib) and Pat.

Dick is survived by his wife Coreen, his brother Bryan (Fran), his sister Carol (Chuck), his sons Rick (Edie), Jeff (Dianne) and his step children Marleen (Tom) Richardson and Lyle Williams. His grandchildren: Steven (Brenda), Kevin, Terri (Rui), Dane (Jenni), Jaeden, Zack, Dylan and Lillia and his Great-grandchildren: Julia, Josh, Jazlynn, Damien and Desiree. He will be greatly missed by Coreen’s brother Matt (Yvonne) Wilfred (Lucille) and sister Betty Vanni. Also beloved by friends and extended family.

Dick had a honourable career in the Airforce spanning January 1942 – October 1945 and December 1957 – October 1973. He worked with the Comox Valley School District 1973 – 1986. Dick enjoyed life to the fullest. He was an intelligent, kind, hardworking, generous man loved by all. He was a true gentleman, talented in many fields and was a long time member of the Courtenay Legion and Sunnydale Golf Course.

Details will follow regarding a Celebration of his Life that will be held in the New Year. A Memorial Web Site will be set up. In lieu of flowers, If you wish donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your Choice.

Warm thanks to Dr. Ptak, Dr. Daws and to ALL involved in the care of Dick over the years.

He has left us with many wonderful memories to cherish.

A light has gone out in the world with his passing.


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