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RICHARD DUNCAN HOESCHEN (1960 - 2002) Bob and Clare, Bruce (Lesley, Sara, Adam and Ryan), Michael and John (Jackie) mourn the untimely death of their deeply loved son, brother and uncle, Richard, on Monday, September 16, 2002. He was also the much admired nephew of Joan Pollard, Diane Hoeschen and Laurie Hoeschen. Richard was born on August 13, 1960 and after graduating from St. Pauls High School he pursued biochemistry studies at the University of Winnipeg. After extensive travels he learned the art of brewing at Vancouver Island Brewing Co. in Victoria, BC and at the University of California at Davis. He then returned to Winnipeg with the goal of reestablishing the family brewing business started by his grandfather John Hoeschen and Norman Hoeschen. In 1995, he opened the first microbrewery in Winnipeg and at the time of his death was the President and CEO of the now regional brewery, Fort Garry Brewing Co. Ltd. His committed and loyal staff at the brewery was a constant inspiration to him. Richards intelligence and integrity were respected by all who were fortunate enough to know him. His amazing courage shown in battling his illness while fulfilling his dream of building the brewery will never be forgotten. Perhaps his greatest asset was his ability to identify basic principles and apply them to solving problems. His life was short, but his experiences were rich and varied, he laid railroad track on the western prairies, worked on the D.E.W. Line at Cambridge Bay, NWT and was a roughneck on an oilrig in Northern Alberta. He lived in London, England, France and Ecuador. He had a passion for soccer, played high school football, enjoyed pick up hockey and most recently, developed a keen interest in golf. He loved morning lattes, rose bushes and workboots. A remembrance and celebration of Richards life will be held outside on the grounds at Green Gates, 6945 Roblin Blvd. (just west of the Perimeter Hwy.), at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20. In lieu of flowers, a donation for clinical research in Richards memory may be sent to the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation, PO Box 1046, 108A Polo Park Centre, R3C 2X7, a foundation initiated by Richards maternal grandfather, Dr. John MacMaster. LECLAIRE BROTHERS in care of arrangments. 775-2220
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on September 19, 2002