Richard Pierson

Date: Monday, April 27, 2020

Service Summary: Please remember Rich by planting a tree, sharing a joke, and enjoying a glass of wine.

Richard Owen Pierson April 30, 1946 - April 27, 2020 Rich was born in Hamilton, ON, the middle of five sons of Howard and Sarah Pierson. Predeceased by his parents and brothers Allan (Lee) and Robert. Rich is survived by Jo-Anne (Prychitka), his wife of 54 years whom he met at the University of Waterloo. He will be greatly missed by children Beth (Rob Chadwick) and Michael (Suzan Fraser), and his adored grandchildren Claire, Hannah, Molly, Emma, Lizzie, and William. He also leaves behind his brothers Donald (Kathy) and Douglas (Marty Hatfield), brothers-in-law Bill Prychitka (Kathy Lazarovits) and Tom Prychitka (Janine), and many nieces and nephews. Rich spent his entire teaching career with the Waterloo County School Board, teaching science and coaching football and basketball at KCI, Bluevale, and Cameron Heights. After his retirement, in 2000 he and Jo-Anne moved to Port Elgin. Rich and Jo-Anne made the most of retirement, traveling the world, including two safaris in Africa, and many wine tours with good friends. He was an exceptionally skilled gardener and every spring seemed to bring a new flower bed or bird house to his beloved property. Rich also became an accomplished equestrian (sort of!) and enjoyed many hours at the barn with the ever patient Te-Man. Rich spent several years volunteering at a therapeutic riding facility, and at the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter. Most of all, he loved his family, taking any opportunity to brag about his grandchildren's accomplishments. Rich also loved being a dog's best friend to Daisy. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. Please remember Rich by planting a tree, sharing a joke, and enjoying a glass of wine.

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Ann and Gord MacKay
Ron and Faye MacLennan
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Bill & Joanne Hutton
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jim majer
Dan and Jane Currie
Sylvia Lutz
Garry & Kathleen Scott
Bob & Marg Funston
Heather Diggon
Peter Telford
Brenda Laliberte
Doug & Marty Pierson
Linda Clayton
Linda and Chuck Stuckey
Terri-lynne Thede
Frances Barrick
Valerie (Lingard) Miller
Wendy Buckley
Bryan Duguay
Johan Boon
Bob Syer and Gail Mitchell (McIntosh)
Lynn Russell
Don & Kathy Pierson
Tony Schnurr
Ray & Mary Hildebrand
Inez and Don Fenton
Cheryll & Peter Tucker
Kathleen and Vicki Chayer
Ann Veyvara-Divinski
Joan and Bill Cunningham
Debbie Bell
Art Eby
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Nancy & Tony Fieder
Bev Hayes
Benno Rosinke
Dick Beresford
Shelley Dittburner
Fran and Earl Lavelle
Mike and JoAnne MacLennan
Peter & Lisa Pierson
Jim Lavery & Jane Schwab
Christine Miller
Claudia Pierson
Darby Pierson
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Matt Pierson & Angela Stinson
George & Betty Macdonald
Diane Pierce and Ed Pette
Dale Scott
Perry Chittick
Ike Husain
April & Ray Brien
Scott Jensen
Mark Susan Cunningham
Sue Loyst
Gail Harper
Paul and Mary Kraemer
Tyler & Meaghan Pierson
Kent Taylor
Jim Gillings
Marylee and Dan Cross
Laura Cross
Pam Linton
Gail McCormick
Tom Fudger
Julie Guest Stiles
Bob and Maureen Strong