Richard Hermann Dube
April 13, 1951
– April 6, 2010
Richard lost his courageous three year battle with cancer one week before his 59th birthday.
He was born in Edson, Alberta and moved to Clinton in 1955. At a very young age he developed a love for horses that lasted his whole life. In his early twenties, he worked at Hastings Park as a jockey as well as a groomer and trainer. One of the highlights of his career was working at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. In between jobs at the racetracks he worked at several different ranches in and out of the Clinton area. Clinton was always a home base for Richard.
Richard we predeceased by his mother Hildur in 1970 and his father Hermann in 1981. He is survived by his loving son Levi Hermann of Princeton, B.C. He will be sadly missed by his sisters, Bernice Beeds (Sid), Noreen Grose (Dennis), Kathy Dube and brother Rob Dube (Evelyn). Richard will be fondly remembered by his stepchildren Rita, Jake, their mother Penny, nieces, nephews and good friends. A special mention to his lifelong friend Kenny Timms – thank you for always being there.
Thank you to his wonderful caregivers at Kamloops Hospice house.You are all truly angels.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kamloops Hospice house, 72 Whiteshield Cr. S., Kamloops, B.C. V2G 2S9, would be greatly appreciated.
Richard spoke these special words shortly before he passed, “When I opened my eyes it was bright and sunny. When I closed my eyes it was dark and rainy. And in between, I saw many beautiful things.”
There will be no service by Richard’s request.