Webb, Richard (Ritchie) Gordon

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Richard (Ritchie) Gordon Webb
1943 – 2024

Richard (Ritchie) Gordon Webb was born Nov. 15, 1943, in Coronation, Alta. to Merritt and Marion (Carlson) Webb.

Ritchie shared his birthday with twin brother Ronnie, and both began their lives on the family farm north of Veteran near the base of the Nose Hills.

Following the birth of Ritchie and Ronnie, was a baby sister Lily, who passed away at birth, then came Doug, Cheryl and Greg.

Ritchie attended the Nose Hills school until it closed, at which point he moved to the Veteran school through Grade 12. Ritchie, along with the rest of his siblings, grew up in a happy household, helping their parents on the farm, and possibly getting into the odd bit of mischief.

Following Grade 12, Ritchie held a few different jobs, including working on a crew that built the Veteran grain elevator, working on drilling rigs, pipelining, as well as still helping his dad on the farm.

In the late 1960’s, Ritchie met Nora Pilsworth at a community dance and on Oct. 7, 1972 they were married in Coronation where they also made their first home. While there, they welcomed their first daughter, Shauna, followed by son David.

After Merritt’s passing, Ritchie,Nora, and their young family moved out to the family farm to start farming full-time. Soon after the move, daughter Colleen was born, followed by daughter Teresa, and then son Kelly completed the family.

These were busy years for Ritchie and Nora, raising five children, farming, taking kids to 4-H activities and sports, attending the Veteran United Church, serving on the Ag Service Board, as well as attending various community functions.

Ritchie and Nora enjoyed life on the farm until 2019 when they moved into a house in Coronation. Ritchie enjoyed his years there getting around town on his scooter – making trips out to the Coronation Dam, downtown for coffee and playing community watchdog.

Ritchie enjoyed visits from family and friends and loved to share a good story. He celebrated his 80th birthday this past November, with a grand party alongside his brother Ronnie.

Ritchie passed away at the Coronation Hospital on Jan. 16, 2024 surrounded by his family.

Ritchie is survived and greatly missed by his wife Nora; daughter Shauna (Lance) Hayman and their children Braedon, Connor and Ethan; son David (Lori) Webb and their children Jordyn, Kelsie and Ashtyn; daughter Colleen (Chad) Tabish and their children Shaelynn, Hailey and Brianna; daughter Teresa (David) Doyle and their children Blake and Clara; and son Kelly Webb.

Ritchie is also survived by his brother Ronnie (Evie) Webb, brother Doug Webb (Anne), sister Cheryl (Wes) Beebe, sister-in-law Christine Webb, brother-in-law Brian Pilsworth (Flo), sister-in-law Annette Pilsworth, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Ritchie was predeceased by his parents Merritt and Marion Webb, infant sister Lily Webb, brother Greg Webb, sister-in-law Mary-Ette Webb, parents-in-law Terry and Rhoda Pilsworth and brother-in-law Owen Pilsworth.

Memorial donations may be made to the Coronation Health Care Foundation, the Coronation Hospital Auxiliary or the Veteran Fire Department.

Condolences may be forwarded to the Webb families by visiting www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com.

Funeral services were held on Wed. Jan. 24, 2024 in the Coronation Community Hall at 2 p.m. with Carson Ryner officiating, followed by a luncheon prepared by the Coronation Funeral Lunch Committee.

Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium of Coronation, Alta. were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. For further information please call 403-578-3777.

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