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LIEUTENANT GENERAL RICHARD CARLTON STOVEL March 31, 1921 - June 12, 2012 After a long, full life, Richard died peacefully in the hospital after a brief illness. Richard accepted his fate with courage and grace and every member of his large family was able to spend special time with him at the end. Born in Winnipeg, attending St. John's Ravenscourt and University of Manitoba, he enlisted in the military in 1940, receiving the Air Force Cross in 1943. After a brief stint at Stovel Company he chose to return to the military to serve more than 36 years in the RCAF and the Canadian Forces retiring as Lt. Gen Deputy Commander-in-Chief of NORAD in Colorado in 1976. Richard's fondest memories were spent at Caddy Lake with family and friends. His memory will live on in the rooms of Helen's Haven and the Point where he and Helen enjoyed many years together. Richard and Helen met at Caddy at 13 years of age and remained loyal and loving to one another throughout their years together. Caddy Lake and Winnipeg remained a constant comfort for the Stovel family, as they moved from city to city across the oceans, only missing two summers when posted in France in the early 60s. Deeply missed by his loving wife of 70 years, Helen; children Carl (Sue), Bill, Trish and Marnie: grandchildren Laura, Eben, Tamara, Lauren, Gwen, Jeffrey and Raymond; great-grandchildren Hannah, Joshua and Gabriel; sister Margaret. There will be a memorial service at St. John's Ravenscourt Thursday, August 23 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Alzheimer's Society or the Red Cross. Condolences may be shared on-line at www.mem.com
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on August 18, 2012
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