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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Richard Lindsay. Richard passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at the age of 78.
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Richard Lindsay. Richard passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at the age of 78.
Richard was born on December 23, 1943 in the Chelan area to Ellen and John Lindsay. He was the last born of eight children. He went to school in both Porcupine Plains and Moose Jaw Saskatchewan. He married his true love, Sharon on November 14, 1964.
Richard worked many jobs in the course of his life. When he was a young man, he built bridges in BC and climbed towers. Then when he got married, he moved up to Yorkton and started operating equipment. This is when he found his true passion, being a crane operator. He was a crane operator for over 50 years. He ended up starting his own business with his partner Willy Mark called Marlin Crane Services. He had the business for almost 38 years until retirement. He got to pass on the torch to his grandson, Lindsay and taught him everything he knew. Richard loved to be at “the lake”. We had a cabin at Crooked Lake and if he wasn’t in the bush hunting, you would find him at the cabin, drinking a rum. He loved to go to dances or just dance around the room with his favourite dancing partner, Sharon. He loved when all his family was together. He was the first person that would love to sit down at the table and have a chitchat with. If it was at his house he’d offer you a drink, if he was at yours, you better offer him one because you’re going to be there awhile. He always had little sayings that he would always say like no one can run faster or dive deeper than he could, or if you ended up talking about education, he would always say all he had was Grade 2, page 3. All in all, he was a man that lived a full and exciting life.
Richard was predeceased by his parents Ellen and John Lindsay, his infant son Darren, and all seven of his brothers and sisters.
Richard is survived by his beloved wife Sharon: daughter Melissa (Scott) Nelson and son Kelly (Karla); Grandchildren Lindsay (Alysha), Ty, Kate (Charlie) Ferguson, Cole, Brett and step-grandchildren Matthew and Emilie. Along with many nieces and nephews and friends. Richard touched many of lives, he will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by everyone he came in contact with and most importantly his family and friends.
A memorial gathering was held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Crystal Bailey, Certified Celebrant officiating. Tributes and words of remembrance were given by Rob and Ron. Special music was “In the Garden” and “Can I Have This Dance”. Honorary Urn Bearers were Lyndsay, Ty, Cole and Scott. Richard’s son, Kelly served as the urnbearer. Interment followed in the Prairieview Columbarium at Yorkton Memorial Gardens.
Memorials in memory of Richard may be made to the Yorkton Regional Health Centre (c/o The Health Foundation 41 Betts Ave., Yorkton, SK S3N 1M1) or S.T.A.R.S. Nutrien Hangar (2475 Airport Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7L 7L1) as gifts of remembrance.
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