Farming Rural 21

Richard "Dick" Street

April 11, 1937 ~ June 28, 2021 (age 84)

Obituary

Richard (Dick) Lynwood Street passed away Monday, June 28, 2021 at Lions Prairie Manor in Portage la Prairie following a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Freda (nee Andrews) on May 13, 1993, and his parents, Water Archibald (Archie) and Mary Jean (nee Bott) Street. He is survived by his Aunt Grace and his Street and Bott cousins. 

Dick was born on April 11th, 1937.  He farmed with his father and later on his own on the family farm in the Rignold district near McDonald. He spent some time as a self-employed gravel truck driver.  Following retirement from farming, he transitioned his interest in collectibles into a livelihood. 

Dick was generous to others, especially local charities, and volunteered his time, notably at Herman Prior Centre. He was a member of Trinity United Church, which he attended regularly until his health began to fail. His interests were varied: trap shooting with his dad, bowling and shooting pool; he was a voracious reader; he loved to listen to music; and once he moved into Lions Prairie Manor, he took up drawing and painting and sang in the Christmas choir. He loved to play bridge — in recent years, his cousin Sandy’s husband, Ron Brooks, installed a bridge app on his own phone, and while Dick decided which cards to play, Ron pushed the phone’s buttons to digitally connect Dick with players from near and far. For Dick, the best times were visiting with his family and friends who dropped by to socialize and to discuss current events and solve the problems of the world. 

The family wishes to thank the staff at Lions Prairie Manor for their kind and professional care.

Donations in Dick’s memory can be made to Parkinson Canada, 316 – 4211 Yonge St. North York, ON, M2P 9Z9

Cremation has taken place. Due to the new public health orders allowing for gatherings outdoors, the Street family would like to invite family and friends to join them for a graveside service at Hillside Cemetery on Thursday July 22 at 11am. The location is in Section 4 of Hillside,  the side closer to the #1 Highway. Arrangements are in care of Ronald Moffit Memorial Services. To leave messages of condolence, please visit www.ronaldmoffitmemorialservices.com.   

 

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