Richard (Dick) Widdoes

A memorial service will be held Saturday for Richard (Dick) Clarence Widdoes who died April 6, 2004.

The service will take place at Cariboo Bethel Church starting at 1 p.m. Saturday April 10. Following the service there will be a tea in the downstairs hall.

Richard, who friends and family called Dick, was born November 2, 1941 in Kulp, Alberta and moved to the lakecity with his family in 1956.

He started logging trucking in the early 1970s, a job he enjoyed for 26 years.

In his spare time Dick enjoyed camping, sleeping on the couch waiting for dinner, spoiling his wife, spoiling his grandchildren and teasing everyone in sight.

He also enjoyed attending Cariboo Bethel Church and the new faith he found when he married Lynn Leamont seven years ago.

In the last few years Dick suffered with arthritis and appreciated the help he received from his trucking friends who helped to wrap and cinch his loads.

He also enjoyed the company of his fellow truckers as a regular at their favorite hangout, Les Hall’s Repair shop, to discuss the latest trucking news.

Dick is survived and missed by his wife Lynn Widdoes, son Lonnie Widdoes; daughters Simone and Josey Widdoes; sons Hugh and Dean Freeman; sisters June and Irene; brothers Ken and Bob; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

He is predeceased by his sister Genora Hillton.

He is sadly missed by his family and all his trucking buddies.

Dick’s family very much appreciates all the help they have received from the West Fraser Trucker’s Association who have helped out in their time of need.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the Arthritis Association.


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