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Born: Nov 25, 1944
Date of Passing: Aug 02, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
Scott James Thomas Greig passed away on March 3, 2020. Scott's obituary appeared in this newspaper on Saturday, March 7, 2020. He was survived by his parents, Gwen and Richard. Sadly, Richard passed away on August 2, 2021.
The funeral for both Scott and Richard will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Donald and Graham, Winnipeg.
Richard Welsh Greig was born in Castle Douglas, Scotland on November 25, 1944. He was preceded in death by his parents, Maggie Jean and James; his brother Jim (Charlotte); his sister Morag (Eddie Sims; Alex Sutherland), his in-laws, Tom and Connie Cornthwaite; and his most beloved son, Scott.
He is survived by his loving wife, Gwen, whom he married in December, 1974; niece Anne and family in Scotland; niece Lara and family in Balmoral, Manitoba; nephew Jim and family in Teulon. Richard is also survived by his godson and friend, Andrew Rampton and his spouse Adam Dobson. Richard was blessed with many dear friends and colleagues and appreciated the kindness, love and support you offered him throughout his life.
Richard studied piano, organ, and voice in Great Britain and came to Canada in January, 1973. He immediately joined the music community of his new home, teaching, adjudicating and serving as choirmaster and organist in many churches. His first church was Young United then onto the Anglican community, St. Aidan's, St. John's Cathedral, and Holy Trinity. In each community he contributed to both the music and the life and wellbeing of the congregation and the church itself.
He was the pianist for the St. James School Division for many years. He served on the Board of the Winnipeg Music Festival, as a member and Chair. He conducted the Seniors' Choral Society of Winnipeg for over 20 years. He adjudicated music festivals across Canada. He taught many, many students over the years and was always very proud of their successes. He was a composer of many pieces of church music, which today are still being sung and enjoyed by many. One of his proudest moments came when he was invited to compose the music for the Classical Ballet School of Anchorage, Alaska's production of "Aurora".
Above all, Richard was a most loving and proud husband and father. He was definitely our support and guide in life and is missed. He would want to thank all of his very dear friends that continually gave support and advice and stayed steadfast throughout the ups and downs.
Both Richard and Scott are deeply missed and are remembered on a daily basis for the love, guidance and kindness they shared with me, their wife and mother! God bless them both.
In lieu of flowers, the family have asked that donations be made to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 256 Smith Street, Winnipeg or via holytrinitywpg.com
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 17, 2022
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