With great sadness, we announce the passing of Richard Lloyd McMorran. At 85 years of age, Rich passed away peacefully on June 18, 2016 with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bev; sons, Scott (Linda), Michael (Evie); grandchildren, Chelsea, Brayden and Andrew and brothers, Bruce and David.
Rich was born and raised in Cordova Bay, B.C., his family documented as pioneers of the area. He loved his community and living by the ocean, appreciating each day of his life.
After graduating in 1954 from Civil Engineering at UBC, Rich took a job with Ontario Hydro where he met the love of his life, Beverley Gamble. Their adventures began after he brought his new bride to the “wilds” of B.C., living in Quesnel, Salmo and Prince George, eventually settling in Cordova Bay to raise their family. Working primarily in land development, one of Rich’s most memorable projects was the development of Dean Park.
Retiring in his early 70’s, Rich wanted to keep giving to his community. As one of the founding members of the Cordova Bay 55+ Seniors Organization, he spent many hours and days volunteering at the 55+. He recently received the inaugural Adult Leader Award from the Cordova Bay Community Awards Program.
Rich was a very competitive golfer and curler. Not many people can boast a hole in one as well as an eight ender! He loved to garden and maintain his physical fitness, a regular sight in the Cordova Bay outside walking the neighborhood. Rich and Bev also enjoyed traveling together and time spent in Palm Springs over the years.
He was a caring and wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. His sense of humor and outgoing nature made him the life of the party. He will be missed by many.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30pm on Monday the 27th of June at the Cordova Bay Beachhouse.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Victoria Hospitals Foundation.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
McCall’s Funeral Home
Paul and Marge Anderson
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bev, and with all of the family as you mourn the loss of Richard. He was a wonderful husband, Dad and Grandad and friend, and you will miss him. We trust that the wonderful memories which you have stored up will comfort you and that you will find peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Paul and Marge
I was truly blessed the day I met Rich and Bev….It has been a gift, that I could spend time in Rich’s fabulous garden. Chatting with him, sharing a chuckle, and always the best hug and smile came when I would arrive…followed by a great piece of rhubarb pie, or cookies from Bev….Thank you Rich for passing on some great garden secrets, and allowing me in your sanctuary…Bev, my thoughts are with you…Take Care. Love Wendy
Bev and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the loss of Richard.
Your Kamloops cousins Dolores and Shirley Mae and husband Ben
After having a pleasant lunch with Rich at Gorge Vale golf course on Tuesday, I was shocked and dismayed to hear of his passing the following Saturday. He was upbeat and positive during the lunch and I am glad we were able to have that time together. Rich was a good friend and we golfed and curled together for many years.
My condolences to you Bev and to your family. Rich will be missed.
An amazing person and a remarkable life. Mr. McMorran will truly be missed. Bev, you are in my thoughts at this most difficult time. Sending you warm thoughts and much love.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Great memories were made by great people!
Gary & Oleen (neighbours & friends)
Bev, Our hope is that you and your family find strength in the moment, and peace once you’ve said goodbye.
Richard was absolutely one of the best, and we will forever miss him.
Kent and Terry Macfarlane
Dear Mike Evie and family members. We offer our deepest condolences to all who loved Rich McMorran. It’s never easy to say goodbye but with our hopes in heaven we can sincerely rest in a reunion one day. We pray a divine peace for all and thank God for sweet memories to soothe the sorrows. Hugs and love.
Loving thoughts to Evie and Mike and all the family. May God’s peace wrap around you all as you walk through this time of loss.
To Bev and family:
Our community has, indeed, lost a great man. Our thoughts are with you all.
Pauline and Peter Watkins
Victoria, B. C.
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Joyce (Andrew) Marshall
My thoughts are with you, Bev.
Sending you hugs. Although I never had the honour of meeting your dad Scottie, I can see where you got so many of your fabulous traits.
Hugs and prayers, especially for your mom, Patti
Rich was a wonderful person…………..we had many talks as my father is in Broadmead Lodge, and before the passing of his brother we discussed this. My condolences go to the family, Bev and everyone else……….Rich was certainly appreciated by all who knew him.
shelagh and Lloyd Hanna
We are so deeply sorry for the passing of Rich. He was a great gentleman, always with a wave and a smile. He will be missed. His contributions to the 55er’s was immense. Our hearts go out to Bev and Family.
Shelagh and Lloyd Hanna
It was an honour to know and to work with Rich McMorran in Cordova Bay community matters. He was a fine gentleman, a special person to remember.
My condolences to Bev and her family.
Rich was a kind, friendly and helpful person. My husband, Chi Shing WONG was in “On The Go Again” for 2 years before he passed away. Rich was helping out in many outings. He will be sadly missed by the Cordova community.