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Robert James Burton Richards

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Robert James Burton Richards

July 7, 1962 - June 18, 2018


Born in Powell River July 7, 1962, Rob passed away June 18, 2018, of a sudden heart
He was a rock climber, hockey player, die hard NHL fan, and artist; a shake blocker and
a logger who loved his job and loved where his job took him – close to the big rock walls
he loved so much!
He was predeceased by his loving partner, Virginia Butler, in 2016, and by his father,
Bob Richards, in 1977. Survived by mom, Pat Tardif, brother Dave (Biff) Richards,
sister Lyn (Puzz) Oram (Steve), brother Sam (Joe) Richards (Kat), brother Casey (Erdin)
Richards (Selena), niece, Sapphire, nephews Taryn, Wes, Morgan, and Russell (Danni),
and many good friends.
He was a very humble, loving individual and will be deeply missed. To use the words of
one of his good friends, Evan, about their experiences:
“I can see Rob’s shy smile and him saying, “Youngling, you’re the one out there doing
it!”. But the reality is you need an absurd amount of inspiration to do these sorts of
things. To be this obsessed you need to feel like you are part of a progression; that it’s
not just about you, and that there were those before you who laid the ground work to
investigate the mystery more. So when we’re out there, we’re with you, your vision, your
strength and your spirit. Rob, you set the stage for everything we’re working towards.
Any words I weave will still leave holes in my heart, and I know you’d find all this pretty
cheesy, but whatever, WE LOVE YOU and our hearts are overflowing with how much
you meant to all of us. I am beyond grateful for every single moment…every pot of
coffee, the sunset beans, and maybe most importantly to have shared a rope with you
on Amon. Thank you. Master Rob, you profoundly changed our lives. Your spirit is
soaring, this is certain!”
We have heard that Rob used to wake up in the mountains chuckling. We should all be
so blessed to find our passion, as he did, and to march to the beat of our own drum.


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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Lyn Oram
Relation: My brother.

My brother, I still can’t believe you’re gone. I hear your voice in my head saying “Awwe Sweetie, don’t cry”, but I can’t stop. Enjoy your new adventures! ‘Til we meet again.

From: Donald & Marilyn McLean

Sincere sympathy to Pat and family! Beautiful obituary….you can tell that he was loved by many!

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
August 26, 2018
Beginning at 3:00pm

Sam and Kate's Place
12128 Scotch Fir Point Road
Powell River, BC Canada

12128 Scotch Fir Point Road
Powell River, BC Canada

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