This cruel disease took away his ability to move and function in the ways he was use to. However, dad always kept fighting, he never gave up. His determination and drive to continue enjoying the things he loved carried him through. He found joy in good quality delicious food, travelling when his body allowed, listening to jazz music, dancing, going on adventures across the City, spending time with family and expressing himself through painting, photography, creative writing and digital story telling.
Richard passed away with his four children at his side on Saturday August 28 just after midnight. His body is now free from this debilitating disease and he is at peace with those we have loved and lost.
On September 11 and 12 our family will be walking for Dad and raising funds to support Parkinson Society British Columbia continue to provide valuable programs, services, advocacy efforts and research contributions.
Parkinson's disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's and can manifest itself in a range of both motor and non-motor symptoms. Living with Parkinson's can be incredibly challenging for the individual as well as for their family, friends, and carepartners. Currently, there is no cure.
Every dollar is one step closer to improving the lives of those in need.