MCpl David “Rick” Richard Guthrie, CD (Retired)
MCpl David (Rick) Richard Guthrie, CD (Ret’d)
03 October 1949 – 29 October 2019
It is with heartfelt sorrow we announce the passing of Rick on 29 October 2019.
Rick left home at the tender age of 17 to enlist in the Canadian Armed Forces (RCR) and was extremely proud of his many years of service. Rick served as a peacekeeper in the Golan Heights and Cypress. He was a member of Canadian Airborne regiment serving as an Elite Paratrooper with the Canadian Sky Hawks for many years and travelled with the Snowbirds doing shows. Rick was awarded numerous medals for his service to our country, with Special Service Medal with NATO bar and the UN mission (UNFICYP), which he received a special Peace Keeping Medal (CPSM) as notable mentions. In his later years with the forces Rick decided to learn a trade and became a Cable Splicer. Following his retirement from the Armed Forces he put this trade to use and worked for Telus for 20 + years.
Rick is survived by his brother Ron (Joan) Guthrie & family Adam, Jared, Sherai and sisters Cindy (Dave) Hinchcliffe, & family Justin and Brett; Holly (Colin) Fingler & family Connor and Patrick; Christine (Ron) Pinder & family Wyatt. He was a wonderful brother, uncle and friend.
A Celebration of Life will be held early 2020 and details will be posted later.