On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 3, 2013, Richard Thomas Zuffa left his earthly home following a brief battle with cancer. Richard was born in Fernie on October 21, 1948 to parents Louis and Jane Zuffa.
Richard is survived by his best friend and loving caretaker, Hugh Tennant, loyal companions Maggie May & Chibby Roo and his loving friend Russ Waswick. He is also survived by his siblings: Les (Elena), George (Lois), Marlene (Steve), Andrew (Debbie), Russell (Rose), Gail (Dennis), Diane, and Brian (Raylene) as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother William “Billy” Zuffa, his mother Jane and his father Louis.
“Richie” or “Sam”, as he was known, had an amazing love for animals. He enjoyed his job at Fernie Ready Mix and in his leisure loved to spend time camping and fishing, sharing great times with his closest friends. Richard will be sadly missed by those who loved him.
A Memorial Service was held at Cherished Memories “Serenity Chapel” on Thursday, July 11th with Major James Haggland of the Salvation Army officiating.
In honor of Richard’s love of animals, donations may be made to the Cranbrook S.P.C.A. Messages of condolence may be made at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.