BRANDON, RICHARD THOMAS passed away peacefully in the Bulkley Valley District Hospital on June 18th at the age of 85 years. Richard was born on March 17th, 1929 in Telkwa. He lived more than half of his life on the family farm on Walcott Road before moving to Driftwood and then later to Smithers. He was a man of many talents, farmer, welder, logger, school bus driver, and a mechanic for 17 years until retirement. He was involved in the 4-H club, the Cattleman’s Assoc., the Houston Museum Society, the Elks, and many other organizations. Richard was always ready to fix or invent something for anyone who asked. He will be sadly missed by many.

He is survived by his wife Audrey (nee Morgan); children Diane Fordyce, Mae (Tony) Brandon, Marie (Shane) Tyerman, David (Kim) Brandon; stepchildren Wes (Maureen) Emmelot, Martin (Jenny) Emmelot, Marj Hidber, Ken (Linda) Morgan, Dennis (Kathy) Morgan, Judy Clark, Brenda Apps and Roy Morgan; sister Sylvia (George) Rebalkin. He is also survived by many grandchildren and many more great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

Richard is predeceased by spouses Dolly (Middleton) Brandon, Twilla (Emmelot) Brandon and stepson Laurens Emmelot.

A Memorial Service was held in the Pioneer Place Activity Center on June 30th. If so desired, donations can be made in Richard’s memory to the Pioneer Place Activity Center at PO Box 4143, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0.

R.A. Schrader Funeral Services


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