WOOD – Richard Vincent Francis Wood (90) was born May 30,1931 in Toronto, Ontario and passed away on September 22, 2021 while residing in Brooks with his wife Margot Adams Wood. He is survived by his son, Chris Wood, his daughter, Sharon Wood and numerous nieces and nephews in the greater Toronto area. Richard’s early years were spent playing hockey and working at a flower shop. He eventually purchased this shop and furthered his horticulture career designing interior landscapes for malls and commercial complexes. Richard’s dad influenced his love of horses; boating and fishing became passionate outdoor activities. In his later years, he acquired the love (and the skill) for painting and eventually became a co-founder of the Sagebrush Art Society. Upon his retirement, he ventured westward to seek new experiences and adventures. Settling in Brooks in 2005, he became active in various organizations including the Diabetes Festival of Trees and the Communities in Bloom Commemorative Forest. Richard’s strong belief was that the giving of one’s self thru volunteering improved your outlook on life and that the physical and spiritual rewards would always follow. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 10:00 AM. Father Marino Infante Celebrant. In memory of Richard, if family or friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to Brooks and District Diabetes Association, Brooks Communities in Bloom or a charity of choice. For further information or to leave a message of sympathy, please visit www.thomsfuneralhome.com or call (403) 501-1010.