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Born: Sep 02, 1931

Date of Passing: Sep 11, 2019

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It's with great sadness, we announce the passing of Richard Byng Lee on September 11, 2019.
He leaves behind his son Terry (Daryla), his daughter Brenda, his granddaughters, Bria (Brent) and Emma, his favourite sister Peggy Leong, his cousin Doug Wong, and many family members in British Columbia. Richard was predeceased by his parents, CT and Margaret Lee, his beloved wife Helen, his brother-in-law Henry, and his cousin Dan Wong.
Richard was born on September 2, 1931 in Vancouver, BC. Richard had a career in security with the Manitoba Lotteries; Richard retired with many long-term friends. In retirement, Richard kept busy working with the Commissionaires. Richard was a kind, humble and hardworking family man. Richard will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
The family would like to thank everyone for their kind words and support, along with staff at St. Boniface General Hospital.
A private family cremation and interment will be held. A Celebration of Life service at Prince Edward Legion #81 (300 Trent Ave.) will be held on September 26, 2019 between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 21, 2019

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • I am so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. I lived in the same apartment block as him always looked forward to seeing him. He was always so happy and had jokes to share. - Posted by: Jaime (Neighbour) on: Oct 08, 2019

  • I'm very sorry to hear of Richard's passing. I worked with him in the Corps of Commissionaires. He was a man of quality, an excellent worker and always had a way of making people feel at ease in his presence. He will be missed. - Posted by: Wayne Boesch (Former coworker) on: Sep 26, 2019

  • I offer my sincere condolences to Richard's family. I met and worked with this great person, back in the late 70's/80's at the 2 casinos that were operating at the time. He was a very smart man, but quiet and personal too. We came through the casino ranks together, and just before it became government run, I left to continue on with the regular job (postman). We had talked about wanting to have the best for our families, so that is why we worked two jobs. Always with a smile and a few words of wisdom came my way from him. At times, I have thought about him and others, from back then, and wondered what became of them? May he be forever remembered in our hearts and minds. Richard (Rick) Kaye - Posted by: Rick Kaye (Richard) (friend and co-worker) on: Sep 26, 2019

  • Richard was one of a kind. As a very kind and thoughtful man. A bit of a mischief seeking talent, but very humble. Richard was liked by all of his peers because of his big heart. I had the pleasure of working with Richard and it was a pleasure seeing him transform himself from a dealer in the casino to becoming a qualified Surveillance Technician with Mb. Lotteries. I was fond of Richard and want his family to know it was a pleasure working with and knowing, this man. - Posted by: John Reay (Friend and Manager in his work place) on: Sep 21, 2019

  • Dearest Brenda & Family and Friends, I'm very saddened to hear of your loss of your beloved dad, grandfather, friend. Please know that you are all in my thoughts, heart and prayers with smudges during this most difficult time. These words have comforted me... thought I'd share them. Sending hugs & love your way. A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me”. Remember the best times, the laughter, the song. The good I lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Remembering all, how I truly was blessed. Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin. Until the day comes we’re together again. Rest in Peace - Posted by: Holly Coutu - Bults (Friend) on: Sep 21, 2019

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