Richard F. Walcer, aged 76, passed away peacefully on January 6th, 2020 at Melfort Hospital surrounded by family. He was born in Melfort SK to Casmir and Mary (Falkoski) Walcer.
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Growing up on the family farm, he attended nearby Mount Forest School, Kinistino Composite High School and then left for the University of Saskatchewan. After studying there, he longed to return to the farm. Richard spent his life farming, specializing in select seed production and sales, while sharing his wealth of agricultural knowledge across western Canada. For many decades, he was a hail insurance broker. A gifted man, he was skilled in many trades. He was passionate about nature, fishing, picking wild berries, hazelnuts and mushrooms.
In recent years, nothing made him happier than yard saling and pawn shopping. He enjoyed imparting his corny humour and daily weather forecast on friends and family. He found pleasure in winter trips to warmer destinations. After moving into Melfort, from the farm, he became an active member of the Melfort and District Senior Citizens Club.
Richard will be missed, but remembered as a gentle, sincere, trustworthy and generous man.
Richard is survived by: his mother, Mary; his children: Larry (Nicole), Anita and Murray; his grandchildren: Steven, Jason, Trevor and Madison; sisters: Marina and Leona (Ivan); nephews: Garth (Brigitte), Paul (Selena) and Dennis and niece, Nicola.
He was predeceased by his father, Casmir (2013) and grandson, Luke (2001).
Richard will be privately interred in the columbarium at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Melfort, SK.
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In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in Richard's name to the Saskatchewan Cancer Foundation or Saskatchewan Heart & Stroke Foundation.