A true pioneer of the Shuswap, Richard William Maki, passed away suddenly at his home in Salmon Arm on Tuesday morning, April 7, 2015 at the age of 85 years.
A Memorial tea will be held from the Gleneden Hall, Salmon Arm, on Sunday afternoon, May 3rd, at 2 p.m, a most fitting location as his grandmother donated the land for the hall.
Born in the farm house at Gleneden on March 18, 1930, Richard is well remembered for his years of mechanical work with Salmon Arm GM, retiring in November 1989. He loved vintage cars, this was his 40th year as a member of the Vintage Car Club of Canada. He enjoyed the history of the area, as his father was born in Clanwilliam, his mother in Craigellachie. Richard was often called upon to clarify historical stories.
Predeceased by his parents, William and Lucy Maki, his sister, Audrey Bonnett.
Richard leaves his loving family, wife, Helen, children, Brian (Sharon Watts) Maki of Kamloops, Lynn Gordon of Vernon, Betty (Scott) Alison of Salmon Arm. 4 grandchildren, Laura (Erich) Neumann, Shawn (Harmony) Gordon, Willy Alison, Chris (Aly Vann) Alison, and one great grand daughter, Molly Gordon, born April 8, 2015.
No flowers please, in favor of donations to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC VIE 4N3
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home & Crematorium, Salmon Arm.