Visitation

2-4 and 7-9 pm Wednesday

Service

11 am, Thursday, January 12 at First Baptist Church, 568 Richmond Street

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Donations

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged. Please remit directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation - addresses provided at bottom of page. Complete and send the form below to notify family of your contribution.

 

50 Years

CARING • HELPFUL • TRUSTED

Rich Culley

Death Notice

Culley, Rich - So very tragically and without warning at University Hospital on Thursday, January 5, 2012, Richard Anthony Culley of London age 49 left us too early. Beloved husband of Wendy. Proud father of Alex and step-father of Payton. Dear son of Jean (Ralph) and the late Tony. Baby brother of Peter (Daphne) and Ruth and uncle to Edward and Courtney. Loving son-in-law of Evan and Joan Whitehead and brother-in-law to Andrea. Fondly remembered by Merle (Dave Wanless), by countless individuals whom Rich called family and by his colleagues and work family at Rogers Communications, Labatt, The Keg and GT's. Rich was a loving family guy. He was in his element when entertaining and was the quintessential host. He knew his way around a great steak and bottle of red wine. No one will ever meet a more giving person. A dedicated coach, he was a great cheerleader of his daughters' volleyball, basketball and soccer games. Rich cared about everyone he came in contact with and it was a gift to be the beneficiary of his friendship. He was never too busy to help out with anything and it was common to hear Rich referred to as the "real Mayor of London". Rich also left an indelible mark in Nanaimo, BC where he attended school, worked and developed childhood friendships and memories that continued after his arrival to Ontario in 1986. Rich knew how to perfectly blend his passions to maintain life balance, putting family and friends first. He enjoyed getting out for a round of golf, traveling, preparing a memorable dinner or pool party, and meeting for drinks with friends. Rich possessed a sharp wit that kept everyone in check. He always had a sparkle in his eye, a good story to tell, and lived life each day to the fullest. The world is a better place because of Rich Culley. His memory will live on in all of us forever. Please join us as we raise a glass to a truly wonderful man and an unforgettable friend. Go Seahawks! Visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted at First Baptist Church, 568 Richmond St. on Thursday, January 12 at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. Sheldon Dyck. Private family interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged.