Richard Norman Etherington

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Rick after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves behind his loving wife Donna of 32 Years, daughters Tamara and Amanda (Francis) Branger along with the love of his life, his 3 month old grandson Lukas Richard Francis Branger. Rick also leaves behind four siblings, Rhoda O’Brian (Harold Chandler), Norma Crawford, Joan Etherington and Jack (Maureen) Etherington along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. Also left to mourn are his in-laws Bill and Ruby Stephenson whom he dearly loved. Rick was predeceased by both parents. Rick spent his life in the trucking industry with his current employer being Canada Transport Ltd. in Calgary. A special thank you to all of you involved in Rick’s care during this difficult time. Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Rockyview Hospital, Palliative Home Care Team, Chinook Hospice and family and friends who always lent a shoulder. Your special care will always be remembered. Rick loved to travel, fish, golf, watch sports and enjoyed the time he spent volunteering for the Sooke Fire Dept. His long time friend of 51 years, Terry Kustaski will miss the weekly betting of the football games. To those who knew Rick he will be missed forever. Rick, we will always love you. A memorial service will be held in B.C. at a later date. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made directly to the Salvation Army (#822, 420-9 Ave. SE, Calgary, T2G 0R9) or Chinook Hospice (1261 Glenmore Trail SW, Calgary, T2V 4Y8).