1931 – 2011
Richard passed away on December 31, 2011 in Red Deer after a short illness, at the age of 80. Dick is sadly missed by his wife of 59 years, Josephine; his two sons; daughter’s in law and one grandson. Rick and Patricia of Calgary, Robert and Loretta of Red Deer and his grandson Jeremiah. Dick was born in Belle Fourche, South Dakota in 1931. His family immigrated to Red Deer in 1967 where he taught at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School for 24 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Florence Long; his brother Kenneth and sister in law Rita Long. At Dick’s request, no funeral service was held. A private family memorial is to be held in the spring of 2012.