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Richard Symington, age 73, passed peacefully on Thursday July 16th, 2020 surrounded by love, on the shore of his beloved English Bay. He is survived by his sister Avonlea and her family.

He was born in Vancouver, attended Prince of Wales, class of ‘66 and graduated cum laude from BCIT. His career, first in the airline industry, then creative media, and finally real estate, was marked with achievement awards and expressions of appreciation from associates and clients for his unwavering professionalism and commitment. An avid skier, private pilot, and a sailor, throughout his life he never tired of exploring British Columbia on land, sea, and air.

Memorial donations can be made in Richard’s name to the Food Bank.


  • Peter Derviller
    Posted August 26, 2020 at 1:06 am

    Goodbye Richard. You will always live in the hearts of your family and friends and be remembered as a fine gentleman and loyal friend.

  • Clark Shea
    Posted August 30, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    Avonlea. Your brother was a warm spot in my life at Re/Max in Richmond a number of years ago. We had some great conversations. He was bright, varied in his interests and as a result a great conversationalist. We lost touch when I left Re/Max but I still think of him on occasion
    particularly during our dark winter months, a time when he was not at his best. As you know he hated the dark, sunless winter days.By his nature and character he deserved a much larger family circle to mourn his passing.

  • Dean and Eeke Hemmen
    Posted September 4, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    No one could ask for a better and loyal friend.
    You were always there when we needed you.
    You will always be missed and you will never be forgotten.

  • Patty Fireman
    Posted May 28, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    I was thinking about you today. I still can’t believe you are gone.
    I pray you are in a happy place, smiling like you always made me smile.
    You were a good friend and a joy to be with. Thank you for the time we spent together.

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