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Pedlar, Richard 'Dick'
September 10, 1952 - December 20, 2018
Service:Saturday, January 12, 2019
1:00 pm
A celebration of life will be held at the Sylvan Lake Legion Brach 212, 4916 50th avenue, on January 12, 2019 at 1:00pm.


Dick Pedlar
On December 20, 2018, Richard (Dick) Gordon Pedlar passed away at the Red Deer General Hospital, much loved and surrounded by his family,. Dick is survived by his wife and friend Denise, his daughter Tina (Kurt) Larsen and son Jason (Regan) Kelts as well as his grandchildren Austin, Hayley and Jaden and his sisters; Georgianna (Doug) McDavid and Mary Helen (Bob) Hays and their families.
Dick was predeceased by his father, Dr Fred Pedlar and his mother, Nettie Pedlar and infant sister Winnifred.
Dick will be remembered as a loving man with a great sense of humour. He enjoyed spending time with his family and with his grandchildren; attending their hockey games, baseball games, curling events, school sporting events and dance recitals. Dick also loved the family cabin on Sylvan Lake where everyone enjoyed family celebrations.
Dick was a professional truck driver. He travelled across Canada and the USA with Yanke Transport and across central Alberta while working for Medicine Valley Transport and The Country of Lacombe. He was recently retired from his work, relishing his all too brief retirement.
The family is grateful to Dr. Curtis and the nursing staff at the Red Deer General Hospital for the kind, caring and professional treatment they provided. Heartfelt thanks to Ed and Jada at the Sylvan Lake Funeral Home for their arrangements.

A celebration of life will be held at the Sylvan Lake Legion Brach 212, 4916 50th avenue, on January 12, 2019 at 1:00pm. For those who are wishing to make a memorial donation in Dick’s name, donations may be made to the Central Alberta Humane Society ( or to the Sylvan Lake Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion - Poppy Fund for Veterans.
Cremation has been entrusted to Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House ,AB .


Dell Bornowsky:
I can remember enjoying visits from Dick in the basement suite next to the United Church in Olds where I was staying with some Olds College roommates. It was the early 70's and Dick was teaching us how to make potato soup ...a useful skill for college boys living away from home. I still remember that great soup.
I believe the only others in Dick's family with whom I was acquainted are Mary and Bob.
But please accept my expression of sympathy to the whole family.
I pray God will console and bless you!
Rev. Dell Bornowsky, Regina.
Ted Cutlan:
I was sorry o hear of Dick’s passing. We hadn’t been in touch for many years. attended boarding school st Alberta College about fifty years ago and had plenty of fun hitching rides to Red Deer and Sylvan Lake on weekends to see friends when many young people traveled that way. I experienced Dick as a really nice person, always smiling.. I recall family hospitality at the cabin. Sincere condolences to your family on your sad loss.
Glynnis Croken :
Denise and Family, I was very shocked and saddened to hear of Dick's passing. May all your wonderful memories with Dick bring you comfort and peace. I will always remember him for his great sense of humor. My condolences.
Ruth Wall:
My sincere sympathy to you - Denise- & your family. May you find solace in knowing
others loved & will miss Dick too. My heartfelt sympathies to your whole family.
Grant and Deb Carl:
Denise, we are so very sorry to hear Dick has passed away! We unfortunately will not be able to attend his celebration of life as we are in Florida but know we will be thinking of you and your family at this very sad time.
Ian oja:
My condolences to Denise and family.
Laurie eliuk:
I’m so sad to hear this news. Dick was by far one of my favorite employees, who genuinely felt like a friend. He was honest and hard working. You always knew where you stood with him and I appreciated that greatly. We all respected and liked him. He will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to his family.
Iris Eliuk:
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Dick your dear husband.I didn’t know Dick personally but I feel I know that he was a kind, gentle man by what you have told me about him.My sincere sympathy to you and your family Denise.

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