Coombs, Richard Alan “Dick”, age 67, of Waterloo, Lunenburg County.
It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of “Dick” on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII.
Born in Milton, he was a son of Vera (Wolfe) Coombs and the late Joseph Coombs.
Dick worked in the Red Deer, AB oil patch and retired from ACAW local #1325 in 2012. He and Ruby travelled on their Harley Davidson “Pearl” from British Columbia to Newfoundland with many “sisters and brothers” who loved the ride. He lived the dream after moving to his father’s cabin in Waterloo and enjoyed playing crib at the Liverpool Legion with his brother Charles, Sara’s rodeos, Rebecca’s soccer games, Jesse’s singing, fishing with Colin, quiet evenings at the lake with cousins and friends, his sister’s cooking and his mother’s love. Family and friends and especially his friend, “Flash”, will miss Dick’s hugs and his devoted Chesapeake Bay Retriever “Sasha” and “Little One” Lady will miss him dearly.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Ruby (Dowell); loving children, Aaron (Eryn), of Kelowna, B.C., Tania (Gordon) Stienwand, Leanne (Blair Gareau), both of Edmonton, Alberta; grandchildren Jesse, Sara, Rebecca and Colin; sisters, Joyce (Glen) Brodie, of Moncton, Erna (Jim) Corbeil, of Hunts Point; brother, Charles, of Waterloo.
He was predeceased by a brother Joe.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A Celebration of Dick’s Life, will take place on Friday, March 20th, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception, all from Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Reverend Wade Harvey officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the ALS Society or to the Nova Scotia Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Ruby and the kids and the rest of the family, so very sad to hear of Dicks passing, he was a very special dear friend, wont be the same without him.R.I.P. my friend, till we meet on the other side. Love ya BUBS
oh Ruby so sorry of your great loss .Thinking of you and family at this this terrible time Richard and YOU WERE GREAT Friends to Wade and I will miss him Louise and Joann
I’m sorry to hear what has happened to Richard. We were very good friends at our young age.Glad that I got to see him the last time I was back home (4 Years ago). You are in my prayers.
Ruby and Family
We were so sad to hear about Richard. Our thoughts are with you all.
Peggy and Richard Hatt
Dear Ruby and family
It is with great sadness that I write this condolence .Richard has been taken far too soon ..Please accept Richard and my deepest sympathies and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers .
Sincerely Peggy and Richard Hatt
David, William & Patty Tarr
Dear Ruby & family. We are so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you @ this difficult time. He will be missed very much from those who had the pleasure of knowing him with his nice smile & making us laugh. Another angle was called home.
Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your loved Richard….cherish the memories and all of the good times you both shared together. Heaven has gained another angel. R.I.P. Richard …thinking of you during this sad time. Hugs
wayne and pam westhaver
Ruby we are so sorry to hear about Richard our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Paul and Bobbie Cross
Ruby, Paul and I are so sorry to hear Of the passing of your dear husband.
Please ensure your family that we love them. Our prayers are with each of you.
saddend , and lost for words , so sorry for ur loss to the whole family .. richard was a family friend of my family for many many yrs , he was a great guy full of life .. u will b missed by all ! R.I.P <3
Ruby and Family,
I am deeply saddend to hear of Richard’s passing, thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
Vera and family
I was very sorry to hear about Richard’s passing. my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. It’s the great memories that will help you through the days and weeks ahead.
Leon & Norma Robertson
Dear Cousin Ruby. We are so sorry for your sad news. Our deepest condolences to all the family. Thinking of you and the family at this sad time and Hugs to all.
Norman and Bonnie Wentzell
We were sorry to hear of Richard’s passing and send our condolences to all the family
Dear Ruby and Family ,
So sorry to hear of Richard’s passing.
My thoughts are with you .
Those years on Forrest St. seem like yesterday , pleasant memories of Richard , You ,Helen & the kids .
Dale ,Donna Peverill
So sorry to hear of your loss…prayers for your family
So sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. Its been many years since I’ve seen him. My deepest condolences to the family. 🙁
Dear Ruby, Tania, Aaron and Leanne,
What sad, sad news. I have such good memories of my Dad (Sherod), Richard (I don’t think we called him Dick then?) and our little gang of kids playing on the streets and woods in Milton. My thoughts are with you all. — Darlene
Shirley and Paul Neals
Charles, So very sorry to hear of your brothers passing. Always looked forward to seeing you 2 on cribbage nights at the Legion. God bless you and the rest of Richards family.
So sorry to hear of Richards passing. He was a kind and gentle soul and will be missed by all that knew him. RIP Richard.
Ruby and family, i’m so sorry to hear of Richards passing,keep all the happy times you had together.
Fred and Wendy Wamboldt
To Charles and Erna and the Coombs family,
Sorry to learn of Richards passing. Our sympathy and condolences to you all. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
Fred & Wendy Wamboldt
It seems like we just got to know Richard, after we all lived so far apart for so many years.
He and Ruby made our summers at the lake so much fun. We will miss playing cards with him….he never let Ruby and I win.
So very sad, we will miss him.
Maryann and Scott Rhyno
Ruby and family,
We were so very sorry to hear of Richard’s passing . Please accept our deepest condolences. R.I.P. Richard
So sorry for your loss. May all the wonderful family memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Sending much love across the miles. xx oo
Shirley & Paul Shot
With great sadness we read of Richards passing. We were all in school together many moons ago. RIP our friend.
So very sorry to hear of Richards’ passing. Richard and I went to school together and always enjoyed his humor. Take care.
Alice & Walter Kempton
So sad to hear of Richards passing.He will be missed so much by his family and friends.
Ruby, Vera, Tammy, Aaron, Leanne and families, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Richard. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dear Ruby& family , Sorry to hear of Richards passing. You will be sadly missed on cribbage night at the Legion. R.I.P. Richard
Diana & Danny Hirtle
Ruby and family, So very sorry to hear the sudden and sad news of Richard’s passing,he was taken way to soon. Will miss his hugs and his warm smile. You have many great memories to cherish from all the great adventures you had together. RIP my friend till we meet again.
Ruby and Family,
I was so sorry to hear of Richards passing, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
RUBY AN FAMILY SO SADDEND TO HEAR ABOUT RICHARD THE ROADS WE TRAVALED SEEM SO LONG AGO BUT WITH GODS GRACE WE LL MEET AGAIN GOD BLESS ALL
Ricky and Wanda Levy
Sorry about your loss. Our thought are with your family.
So sorry to hear of your loss We at the Greenfield United Baptist Church will be thinking you and your family.
Don and Helen Rogers
It has taken us awhile to write this after hearing of Richard’s passing as we took it very hard. It reminds us of the great times we had years ago and of the great times more recently with Richard and Ruby and their family.They treated all their friends as family.
Rest in peace Richard.
Ruby and Families, It’s with great sadness that I write this condolence. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Jeanette and Maynard
papa will be soo missed by everyone that knew him!!
We offer our deepest sympathy and know that our prayers are with you and the family
Barb Kempton Fralic
Ruby, so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Barbie and Shirley
so sorry to hear about Richard .RUBY and family . les and linda
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this sad time.
Jim, Arlene & Graydon Coombs
Barry and Bonnie Francis
Ruby and family, so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.
Doug & Sylvia Zwicker and Brian & Kim Mansfield
We are so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
Sue & Don Turner
Sending you BIG hugs Ruby, we are so sorry for your loss. Love to you and your family,
Gilbert and Louise Wasson
We are so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.
Louise and Gilbert Wasson
Dear Mrs Coombs and Family,
No words can ease the grief you and all the family are going through at this time.As I said to Ruby there was never a time that when I saw Dick he wasn’t smiling. You have all those wonderful memories that will stay in your hearts so he will always be near. He was a fine man and he will live on through the wonderful family that he and Ruby created. I like to think that he is now dancing in Heaven with mom as they did at my brother’s wedding. I pray you find comfort in knowing that many prayers are being said for you and your family and draw strength from all those who care.
Our deepest condolences
Zona and Stephen