November 19, 1930 – December 10, 2019
Frederick Richard Upham of Morinville, Alberta passed away on December 10, 2019 at the age of 89 years.
Richard leaves his loving wife of 65 years, Betty; daughter, Susan & husband Brad; son, Stephen & wife Gerry; son, Paul & wife Andrea; daughter, Kathryn & husband Dean; brother, Hedley & wife Marion; ten grandchildren and (five) great grandchildren; as well numerous extended family friends.
Frederick, more generally known as ‘Richard’ was born in the parish of Rose Ash in N. Devon England. He emigrated to Canada on March 8, 1972. Richard loved farming. He always considered it a blessing to have been raised in a Christian home, and on a farm. Dairy farming and ministry became his passions, both of which he followed in England and Canada.
In his own words Richard said “How wonderful it was to have been taught to serve the Creator and human kind.” He found both to be fulfilling, especially in Canada where he served as Pastor and Preacher.
Richard was predeceased by his father, William Kingdon Upham and his mother, Elizabeth Ann (nee Rudd) Upham.
A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the Morinville Baptist Church, 431 Grandin Drive, Morinville, Alberta. A gathering for further celebration and reminiscing will follow in the Basement of the church. Arrangements entrusted to the care of STURGEON MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL (780) 921-3900