November 16, 1945-March 6, 2014
It is with great sadness that the family of Richard Krentz announces his sudden and unexpected passing. Richard leaves behind to mourn, his mother Grace, sisters Dorothy and Dawn, brother Ralph, ex-wives Audrey and Cheryl, daughter Richanne (Chuck), grandchildren Natasha and Tyson, as well as, several nieces and nephews.
Richard grew up on Nelson Island, BC amongst a large, close family. In his early teens, his family moved to Saltery Bay. Richard developed his entrepreneurial spirit at this same age which began with commercial cartooning and sign making. He entered the logging industry at the age of 15 and had much success over the years. In the early 80s Richard reconnected with the artist in him and began a career in Aboriginal art and tourism.
Richard was larger than life and a real character. He was a born leader, risk taker and had a passionate spirit that guided him throughout his life. If you had the opportunity to meet Richard, he was definitely someone who left a lasting impression. Richard will be most remembered for his fearlessness and “get it done” attitude towards life, as well as, his big heart and generosity. A celebration of life will be held by his family at a later date.