Mrs. Joan Winifred Evelyn Rich

December 29, 1937January 24, 2014

Major (R) Michael Rich and Major (R) Joan Rich were Promoted to Glory on January 27, 2014 and January 24, 2014. Lovingly survived by daughters Karen Taylor (Gordon), Beverley Danklou (Pierre), Kimberley Burry (Darryl); son Gary Rich (Megan); grandchildren Rebecca Reilly (Bryan), Sarah Taylor, Philip Taylor, Cole Burry, Sydney Burry, Kenya Burry, Peyton Burry, Shalome Rich; great grandchild Ginny Reilly; siblings Jim Denny (Grace), Roy Denny (Sylvia), Margaret Redding (John), Ivor Rich (Elaine), Joy Swaddling and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of their lives will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 1:30pm at The Salvation Army Southmount Citadel Vancouver (49th and Tyne). Michael and Joan were lifelong members of The Salvation Army and Michael a longtime Rotarian and member of CNIB Board. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army Territorial Missionary Fund c/o The Salvation Army DHQ 103-3833 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5. Please note, tax receipts are not available for this fund.

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Burnaby, BC.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 1, 2014

Mrs. Joan Winifred Evelyn Rich

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January 31, 2014

What wonderful memories you must have of your parents, and also for Joy & Ivor in those growing up days in Atlanta and Toronnto. My connection with Joan is when I was on the Training College staff when the grandparents were Training Principals and Joan was a cadet. We remember Joan's gifts, especially in singing. We were blessed may times. Be assured of our prayer support in these days. Majors Earl & Annette McInnes

Kimberly VanderSluys

January 29, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the impact that they had on many people's lives. I have very fond memories of great wisdom given and laughter as well. I know their legacy will live on in the lives of their family. They will always be remembered.

John and Edna Stephenson

January 29, 2014

Karen and Gord, Bev and Pierre, Kim and Darryl, Gary and and Megan---Your parents were a pair of characters. We always enjoyed them and their antics from the first time we met them many years ago at your wedding (Karen and Gord) till the last time we met at Rebecca and Brian's wedding. We share in your sorrow at losing their physical presence but also share in your joy in knowing that they are with their Saviour in the New Jerusalem.

Jason Guy

January 29, 2014

Sorry about the passing of your mom and dad this week. They were amazing people and I will never forget the impact they have made on my life. Always made me laugh when we were together. The musical and song "We like sheep" will always be in my mind. Please find comfort that they are now with their Saviour, the one they served so faithfully.