RICHARD THOMAS CULLEN September 4, 1942 - January 7, 2014 On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Richard, eldest child of Bernie and Merne (deceased), passed away at Lake of the Woods Hospital, Kenora, Ontario. Richard will be missed greatly by his sister, Judy Kidd (David), his brother, Ted (Barb), his nephews, Scott (Karen) and Ryan, and his niece, Janie (Dirk), along with many extended family members. As well, he will be remembered by devoted friends, Cookie Wicks, Don Poustie (Drinda), Al Mowat and Paul (Brigitte) Gauthier. For much of his life, Richard worked as a salesman in home improvements. As he was a very social person who loved meeting new people, he thrived in his chosen field. When he wasn't working he could often be found at the bridge club as he was also a very skilled duplicate bridge player. Richard was a free spirit, larger than life who lived life on his terms. He loved to be free - free to drive his truck on the open road and free to guide his boats (and he had many!) over the waters of Lake of the Woods and the Winnipeg River. He was such a generous soul who received great pleasure and joy from sharing all that he had - his home, his "toys" and his passion for lake life. He will be remembered by so many as the ultimate "Candy Man". At this time we would like to thank Dr. Kroeker, Dr. Wehner, Dr. Wiebe and all the staff on the third floor of Lake of the Woods District Hospital who provided Richard with such outstanding care throughout these past four weeks. We are most grateful. A heartfelt thanks goes to his cherished friend, Cookie, who remained by his side. At Richard's request immediate cremation has taken place. At a later date his family and friends will gather to remember the special person he was. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations to Lake of the Woods Hospital Foundation, 21 Sylvan Street, Kenora, Ontario, P9N 3W7, or to a charity of choice would be appreciated.



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