McCombe, Richard

Richard passed away peacefully on July 15, 2014 at the age of 86 years. Richard will be remembered and sadly missed by his wife Phylis, children Richard (Carla), Silvina (Phil), Colleen, Maryan, grandchildren; Ellissa, Meghen, Spencer, Mathew, Amber, Michael, Andrew, sister; Ann Doyle, sister in law; Jacquie Kolter. A quote from the grandkids was our secret family recipe. “His greatness of character was the perfect mix of humour, strength, passion, wisdom, empathy and love”. Dick liked to share stories of Rotary and his travels, as well as his life in Peru and Argentina and reflect on his past mining experiences. This included that he realized the potential of the Toromocho Ore Body in Morococha Peru and was responsible for the original drilling program undertaken for its development. It is expected to be one of the largest open pit mines in the world when it has developed to its fullest potential. A Memorial Service was held on July 19, 2014 at 1:00pm from Providence’s Summerland Chapel, 13205 Rosedale Ave. Summerland, BC. Memorial tributes in Richard’s name may be donated to Moog & Friends Hospice House or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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