RAJOTTE- Richard Gracien was born in West Warwick, Rhode Island on October 24, 1937 and passed away on November 3, 2012 in Trail, B.C. Richard lived in Rhode Island with his wife and 5 children when in 1973 he moved his family to Fruitvale, B.C. Richard worked for the school board until he retired in 2002. He enjoyed working on his farm, walking, skiing, bee keeping, weightlifting and spending time with his family and dog.
Richard is predeceased by his Mother, Rose and Father, Emile. He is survived by his loving wife, Clare and his children, Stephen, Diane (Dave), Cherie (Lenny), Desiree (Leonard) and William. Richard was also blessed with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family would like to invite everyone to honour Richard’s memory with an interment service at Fruitvale Cemetery on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 2:00pm. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation has been entrusted with the arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy donations can be made in Richard’s name to Columbia View Lodge, Special Care Unit; 2920 Laburnum Drive, Trail, BC, V1R 4N2.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca.