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Date of Passing: Oct 26, 2018

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RICHARD ICHIRO FURUKAWA 1948 - 2018 Richard (Dick) Ichiro Furukawa of Winnipeg passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 26, 2018, at age 70. Richard was born in Winnipeg to parents, Kimiko and Harry Furukawa on February 12, 1948. They lived briefly in Winnipeg and moved to Geraldton, Ontario where his father found work. After a brief illness when he was three, Richard and his mother moved back to Winnipeg to be closer to their families. His father would return home on weekends to visit. He grew up in Elmwood. After completing his education, he started his career with MTS and retired in 2002. After his retirement he volunteered at the Japanese Culture Centre and Victoria Lifeline. Due to failing health, Richard had to give up his volunteer work. His hobbies included gardening, cross word puzzles and watching sports. He was predeceased by his parents, and his siblings, Donna and Laurie. He is survived by his brother Ken, nephew Harrison and niece Kimiko Walthall; his uncle Tom and cousins Debra and Robert; his cousin Doreen Amadatsu and family; cousins and aunts Jean and Pat in Ontario. He will be sadly missed by his dear friends, Doug, Ed, Lawrence, Nick, Rick and Kris, Irene, Kathleen, Ken, and his lifelong friends, Jim Norris and Les Murata of B.C. He will be sadly missed by his neighbours, Sally, Dennis and Linda. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter or the charity of your choice in his memory. Memorial service 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2018 at Bardal Funeral Home, 843 Sherbrook Street. Bardal Funeral Home 843 Sherbrook Street, 204-774-7474 Condolences:
Publish Date: Nov 6, 2018

RICHARD ICHIRO FURUKAWA Richard Ichiro Furukawa passed away on October 26, 2018 at the age of 70 years. Memorial service 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 9, 2018 at Bardal Funeral Home, 843 Sherbrook Street. Bardal Funeral Home 843 Sherbrook Street, 204-774-7474 Condolences:
Publish Date: Nov 3, 2018

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 03, 2018, Nov 06, 2018

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Condolences to all of Richard's friends and family. It was always a pleasure receiving a card, or letter in the mail from my friend and catching up on news over the phone. He will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Iris Taylor (friend) on: Nov 10, 2018

  • Richard was a wonderful gentleman who had a great love of animals. His support over the years was so greatly appreciated. Richard had a wonderful sense of humor, and was very kind. Our deepest condolences to his family. - Posted by: Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter (Friend) on: Nov 07, 2018

  • My deepest condolences to the family. Dicki was a great friend to Willy and I. We will remember you fondly my friend. Rest in peace.... - Posted by: Karen Pearase (Friend) on: Nov 06, 2018

  • RIP Dyck - Posted by: robert kato (cousin) on: Nov 06, 2018

  • My condolence to the family. - Posted by: raymond nakamura (friend) on: Nov 06, 2018

  • Dear Ken & Kim - I’m saddened to hear of Dick’s passing. He was loved and respected by everyone who knew him and I hope you can find peace in the memory of his life. He was a devoted son, brother and friend – may he rest in peace. - Posted by: Janine Polley-Hijkoop (Friend of Laura) on: Nov 06, 2018

  • Grew up a neighbor.. lots of fun memories. Rest in peace my friend... The Sloboda's next door .. - Posted by: Sherry sloboda hinchliffe (Ex neighbor...friend ) on: Nov 03, 2018

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