Mr. Richard Dick C Dent

March 7, 1931November 17, 2012

Richard Charles Dent, age 81, of Surrey, British Columbia passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 17, 2012 in Surrey. Richard, affectionately known as “Dick”, was born May 6, 1931 to Richard and Adeline (Everett) Dent in Regina, Saskatchewan. He was the eldest of two children.

Richard met his beautiful bride, Millie Viona Burns, in Regina. They married on May 20, 1960. In 1969, Richard and Millie left the cold Prairie winters and moved to Burnaby, British Columbia where Richard was the owner of DeMac RV Centre in Surrey. His foremost passion in life was time spent with his family and many friends. Being from Saskatchewan, Richard loved his football. His greatest joy was watching his grandson play for the Edmonton Eskimos, followed closely by watching the Roughrider games. Richard was an avid golfer with a 2 handicap. He served as President of The Regina Golf Club in the 1960s. He will be fondly remembered for his beautiful singing voice and love of music.

Richard is survived by his wife, Millie; daughter, Sharon Fleming; son-in-law, John Collins; grandson, Sean Fleming; and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Shirley.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Victory Memorial Park, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia at 2:00 pm with Pastor Jeff Renaud officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Alzheimer Society of BC at


  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mr. Richard Dick C Dent

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Lynn Morin

November 20, 2012

Sharon's Dad - an unforgettable man. He had such a contagious smile that we all smiled when he smiled. And now I smile thinking of special times spent at their house in Regina, sitting around their kitchen table enjoying lively discussions while at the same time being typical teenagers wanting to "make our escape". And then growing up and sharing Hawaiian and Mexican vacations - all of sudden there was no thought of "escape", only of sitting back and enjoying the moments and listening to his cheerful whistle and beautiful singing voice. I will never forget him.

Rhonda Mailey

November 20, 2012

Growing up as a child, Uncle Dick was always there for me. He had a great laugh and a wonderful sense of humour. Uncle Dick was an extremely intelligent man and you could talk to him about just about anything. He had a highly inquisitive mind when it came to things of the spiritual realm - something he shared with my Granny Ruby and my Mom Shirley. Maybe it would bring a smile to Uncle Dick's face to know that his golf gene lives on in his nephew Robert and in my son Shane who can drive the ball over 300 yards! Rest in peace, Uncle Dick. love Niece Rhonda

Daughter Sharon

November 20, 2012

We remember my dear Dad - that he lived and gave us memories too beautiful to forget. We love you.