Richard “Rick” Tennant

Richard "Rick" Tennant

It is with great sadness the family of Richard “Rick” Tennant announces his sudden passing on Friday January 2, 2015 at the age of 61 years.

Rick was born on November 20, 1953 in Vancouver BC. He graduated from Lord Bing Secondary School in 1971. He attended BCIT in Vancouver and then did some traveling back East, before moving to the Elk Valley in 1974 to work for Cominco’s Fording River Operations for “a couple of years”, but remained working for them until his retirement on November 20, 2013. On November 6, 1976, he married Carol Endicott and remained in Elkford until his passing. Carol and Rick were blessed with two children and later two grandchildren. Throughout the years, Rick loved playing pool, golfing, playing poker and making people laugh. No one could remember and tell a joke quite like Rick could. He enjoyed watching sports on TV and was an avid Canuck, Seahawks, BC Lions and Blue Jays fan. Rick loved traveling to Las Vegas and Carol and Rick spent many nights playing “Texas Hold’em” with good friends in Elkford. He loved spending time with his grandchildren; tobogganing, skating and just hanging out. His grandchildren were with him at the time of his passing. Rick is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years; Carol, his son Craig, his daughter Jennifer (Clinton) Carpenter with children Jacob and Sarah. He is also survived by his mother Jesse Tennant, his brother Bruce (Claire) Tennant, sisters-in-law Louise (Tennant) Debbie (Kirkness), brothers-in-law David and Derek Endicott and their spouses, his mother-in-law Irene Endicott, as well as many nieces, nephews. He was predeceased by his father Arthur Tennant and his brother Gord Tennant. A memorial service was held at the Teck Hall in Elkford BC at 1 pm on Tuesday, January 13. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Rick’s name to: S.T.A.R.S., 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7, Elkford EMS c/o PO Box 214, Elkford, BC, V0B 1H0 Attn: Debby Tomich or Elkford Food Bank, 209A 1335 Alpine Drive, Elkford, BC, V0B 1H0, Attn: Denise. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.

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