Richard Massing
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Obituary of Richard Wayne Massing

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October 21, 1949 - Edmonton, Alberta

December 28, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta



It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Richard Wayne Massing on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, in Calgary, AB.  After a lengthy illness, Richard is at peace.


Richard was a kind, caring person who always put his family first. A quiet man, he had a great sense of humour and was always modest about his accomplishments. He attended the University of Alberta and worked for many years as a Geologist for various companies.


He is survived by his loving wife Patti (nee Gow), dear daughter Jessica Ricketts, son-in-law Mark, and grandchildren Grayson and Hayden. He is also survived by his sister Susan Lemmer, sister-in-law Karrie Kitt, stepdaughter Danielle Rourke (Billy Ross) and children Logan, Rozelle and Jack; as well as his nephew Kyle, nieces Melissa, Danielle and Kimberlee; and many special cousins and friends.


He was predeceased by his parents Trygve and Helen Massing; sister Bonnie Massing, brother-in-law Bruce Laughton, brother Barry Massing, and brother-in-law Heinz Lemmer.


We would like to thank the staff at Cedars Villa for looking after Richard so well. At Richard’s request, no service will be held.


If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Richard’s name directly to A.A.R.C.S. – Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society, 5060 – 74th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 3C9, Telephone: (403) 250-7377,


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