December 4, 1939 – July 29, 2021
Richard Salle of Barriere BC, passed away peacefully on July 29th 2021 with his loving daughter Trinity and brother Mike by his side. He was born to Volkmar and Marjorie Salle on December 4th 1939 in Kamloops BC. Richard was raised on the family farm on Boulder Mountain, along with his 8 siblings, learning to care for the animals, the land and operating machinery from an early age.
Richard lived in Merritt BC for many years. Over the years, he was employed by the Department of Highways, Aspen Planers and Harry Sanders. He then moved to Kamloops, BC where he owned and operated Richard Salle Contracting Ltd. from 1977 until his retirement in 1993. The company had a superior reputation that is remembered to this day. When he was 45 he bought his home in Barriere, BC where he spent many happy, fulfilled years and became a dedicated farmer.
He had a passion for golf and spent many summer days at the Chinook Cove golf course. They would travel to Blythe California, in winter months, where he continued to golf daily. After suffering a stroke, which left him legally blind, he continued to golf with the assistance of his ever helpful golfing partners and friends.
He will be remembered by his wife Marilyn, daughter Trinity (Troy), Grandsons Dylan and Devin, Sisters Shirley, Donna, Hellen (Fred), Barb (Frank), Putz (Bob), Brothers Mike, Ed (Donna) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, sister Jean and brothers-in-law, Don, Bill, Tom and Dwayne.
A special thank you to Overlander Extended Care home for taking amazing care of Richard and for always treating us like family, we appreciate each and every one of you!
There will be a family gathering at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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