Richard Arthur Rapin

July 16th, 2022

It is with heavy hearts and much love that we let Rick pass on to his next adventure. He leaves behind his wife Susan of 57 years, his daughter Marnie (Rick) of Savona and his son Kevin (Sandra) of Coombs. He was predeceased by his Father (Art), Mother (Laura) and Sister (Marilyn).

 Rick's dream was to become a policeman. Through a variety of jobs, he got satisfaction in this field -- Oakalla Prison Security, Military Police Officer, RCMP Auxiliary Constable.

 If that wasn't enough, through the years, he joined the army, was a Quality Control Technician for Shasta Beverages, owned his own trucking company (Marstan Trucking 1973 Ltd.), learned a trade in the fiberglass industry then became an owner of West Kootenay Fiberglass, taught school, was a civilian instructor with Castlegar Air Cadet Squadron, and even took the time to get his private pilot's license.

 He loved camping, a little fishing and a good story that would make him laugh. He was constantly learning and became a master of many skills.

 The family wishes to thank all the doctors, nurses and support workers for the care he has been given over the years. 

 There will be no service as he requested. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Kamloops Hospice Association.

 Laughter makes the world a happier place.

 

Messages:

I am sorry to hear of Rick’s passing, he is in a better place with more suffering, his memories will always be with you forever. He was a good man, he will be truly missed be any and all who new him. Bless you Sue, please take care.

So very sorry for your loss Sue, Rick will be so missed, by so many. We know he will be around you, always.

My deepest condolences to you and your family.

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