GODFREY – Richard William (Dick) Godfrey

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    GODFREY – Richard William (Dick) Godfrey………Nov. 02, 1939. – July 17, 2019.
    Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Nov. 02, 1939. Passed away in Brooks at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Jo-Lee (Anderson) Godfrey, father to: Guy (Terry) Groves, Duane (deceased) Kathi, Jimmy-Jo Groves, J.B. Groves, Christie Godfrey, Travis (Shantelle) Godfrey. Seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Sisters, Sandra (Ken) Knutson, Noreen (John) Woitenko. Brother-in-law’s, David (Deb) Anderson, Ross (Rose Marie) Anderson and several nieces and nephews.
    Predeceased by his parents, Jennie and Bill Godfrey and son, Duane Groves.
    Dick (also known as Dirty Dick and The Governor) began his life in Carrot River and Moose Range Saskatchewan which made him a life long Roughrider Fan. Moved to Duchess when he was five, where he never forgave Kendall Sisson for stealing his beanie hat.
    Attended school in Duchess and now finishing his education at the University of Calgary in the Medical Dept.
    Dick started his career as a machine operator with the E.I.D. He also worked for the Dept. of Public Works in Calgary as well as the Tube Plant and Twin R Oilfield in Brooks.
    In 1971 he went on his own…..(Richards Backhoe Services). There was not much he couldn’t do with the backhoe. He went back to the E.I.D. In 1990 to finish his career, retiring in 2004. Dick spent the next couple of years, with his dog Stitch riding shotgun, delivering veggies for the Thomas’s.
    Dick had a love for outdoors, sports, baseball, golf, curling (two eight Enders) fishing, camping, hunting and traveling (when he and JoLee were not enjoying their winters In Yuma, they were off to foreign countries; Scotland being the last adventure).
    Dick was a dear heart and gentle people person. Giving his time and energy to the community. He was Fire Chief, as well as helping to build the Curling Rink, Hall and Arenas. Coached and umped many baseball games, but MOST of all……enjoyed his activities with his children, grandchildren and friends.
    A Celebration of life will be held at a later date, after his journey with the University.
    Memorial tributes may be made to charities of your choice or COPD & EMPHYSEMA (The Lung Assoc. Alberta & N.W.T. @ Box 4500 Station South, Edmonton, AB. T6E 6K2