Richard Albert Gilchrist
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Richard Gilchrist announce his passing on August 30, 2023.
Richard was born in England and immigrated to Alberta in the 1970's with his wife Christine. He was an educator all his life, spending the majority of his career with Parkland School Division, continuing in retirement as a Board Trustee. Outside of education, Richard enjoyed cooking Sunday roasts dinners for his family (almost always beef) and using his dry sense of humour to make them smile.
Richard was predeceased by his son James Gilchrist (Carol Murray-Gilchrist).
Richard will be remembered by his wife Christine, his children, John Gilchrist, Elizabeth Simpson (Chuck Simpson), and Sue Gilchrist (Mike Steeves), his granddaughter Andrea Gilchrist, as well as his siblings Peter Gilchrist (Pat Gilchrist) and Janice Freeman (Richard Freeman). He will also be remembered by his 9 grandchildren as the grumpy Grandpa that adored them all.
At Richards request there will not be a funeral. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca).