Obituary for Richard Atwood McCollister

By Eden’s Funeral Home
January 2, 2021
With heavy heart and deep sadness, we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend.

Dick is survived by his children: Harriet and her family Wyatt (Tasha) and their children Riley and Nate; Zane (Ashley); Steven and his children Corbin, Maddie and Olivia. Jesse (Linda) and his family Travis (Rae) and their children Sage, Allie and Shane; Leah (Lance) and their children Brynlee, Harley, Lexie, Presley and Shilo; Jared (Keisha) and their children Weston and Ariah; Ashley (Sterling) and their children Emily and Wace. Wesley (Leanne) and his family Jolene (Kyle) and their children Kenzie and Cole; Calib and his daughter Lucia; Kyle (Jenn) and their children Kyson, Jordan and Drayana; Jami (David) and their children Caitlyn and Travis; Jessica and her daughter Jorgia. Lana (Gus) and their daughter Donita (Wade).

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Nova, and his daughter Denise; his brother Kenneth McKie and his wife, Florence. Dick is also survived by his brother Alton (Gus), sister Gloria (Curt) Kruger and their families; sisters-in-law Adelia (Jack) Wade and Konita (Stan) Stout; as well as many, many nieces and nephews and treasured friends.

Dick was a farm boy at heart. He married the love of his life, Nova, on Aug. 8, 1951. Dick started working for Shell Canada in 1956 at the Jumping Pound plant. He then transferred to the Shell Waterton gas plant in 1961, retiring in 1991.

Dick was a very hard-working, kind and generous man — always a smile on and a hello to everyone, even strangers. Dick was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was very active in his community, lots of clubs and organizations.

Dick was a real softy for kids of all ages, especially his family. Milkshakes and homemade ice cream were his signature; it never took much to talk anyone into joining him in one, especially his grandkids. Dick was one of the first auxiliary RCMP members in Alberta, which he took great pride in.

A big void will be left in the lives of all who knew him.

The family would like to thank Dr. Rommens and the Pincher Creek health system for all the excellent care over the years, and Lee Crest in Cardston and Vista Village in Pincher Creek, where they all treated him with loving care and kindness.

Flowers gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Windy Slopes Health Foundation (PO Box 2554, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0) or Pincher Creek United Church (PO Box 3037, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0).

Due to Covid-19, a service may be planned in the new year.


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home




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