January 16th, 1930 – April 2nd, 2014
H. Richard Engel, beloved husband of Faye Engel passed away
peacefully on Wednesday April 2nd, 2014 at the age of 84 years.
Born January 16th, 1930 in Govan, Saskatchewan. He was raised in Midale, Saskatchewan, where his family ran a hotel.
Richard was the first recruit in the P.P.C.L.I. (Princess Patricia’s
Canadian Light Infantry) after the Regular Force was formed. He served as a parachutist with the 1st Battalion P.P.C.L.I. in Canada, and four Tours in Korea.
As a private pilot his love of aviation led him to found and publish
Canadian Aviation News, a national bi-weekly newspaper devoted to
the private sector of aviation.
Retiring to Fairmont in 2000 he continued to remain active as an
Executive of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 71 until 2006. He coordinated the poppy Campaign between Fairmont and Canal Flats. Active as well in the community.
He was an active member of the P.P.C.L.I. Warrant Officer’s and Senior
Non-Commissioned Officer’s Club (Retired), P.P.C.L.I. Association, Airborne Social Club, Korean Veterans Association of Canada, Rocky Mountain Garden Railroad Society, a lifetime member of General John M. Rockingham Memorial Unit No. 1, #11 and Bornewest, Branch 8, C.A.F.A. (Canadian Airborne Forces Association), #7.
Predeceased by his parents, Fred and Marguerite, brother Garth,
sister Kay and (Bud) Hurl and father-in-law, Wilfred Leggett. Richard
is survived by his wife Faye, as well as many other family, comrades and friends too numerous to mention.
No service by request. If so desired, tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.
We miss you and you will never be forgotten.
A special thank you goes out to Dr. B. Johnson, Dr. J. Fleet, the staff at Ivy House and the nursing staff at Invermere District Hospital for the exceptional care and kindness they gave to Richard and his family.