Richard Alfred (Rick) Winczura passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2004 in Chilliwack at the age of 51 years.
Prayer Services will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 from St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Chilliwack.
Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2004 with Father Eugenio Aloisio the Celebrant. Burial will take place from St. Mary’s Cemetery in Sardis.
Rick will be sadly missed by his entire family including; Denise Marie Winczura, his three children; Ryan Richard Alfred Winczura, Erin Marie Winczura, and Travis Robert Eric Winczura as well as his mother Grace Winczura and granddaughter Paris Sheila-Ann Marie Winczura. Also remembered by extended family and friends; Del and Bob Belli-Bivar, Cathy and Wayne Giesbrecht, Eric and Helen Belli-Bivar, Dustin Niemi, Justin Findlay, Lynn and Chris Knott, and Russell and Lisa Giesbrecht.
He was predeceased by his Uncle Louie Winczura, Aunt Pearl Winczura and father Alfred Winczura.
Rick was born and raised in Chilliwack. He purchased Fraser Valley Auto Body from his parents Grace and Alfred in 1975. He expanded the operation with the slow but sure addition of a towing division and then moved his career to the mainland where he purchased a piece of Kirmac Collision. He later sold this business interest and returned to Chilliwack to run the body shop and towing division with his son and partner Ryan.
He will be remembered for the many activities he was involved in over the years. He enjoyed skydiving, got his private pilot license and enjoyed flying and loved to go boating with his family. He was an avid public speaker and had served in many roles as a motivational speaker for different companies, including PPG. Rick was also involved in the Automotive Retailers Association on the provincial level as a negotiator between the association and the province.
A busy man, who had many things to keep his life full, he will also be remembered for his wonderful wit, and the times he spent with his family and friends.
Donations in Rick’s memory would be gratefully accepted to the Alcohol & Substance Abuse Program or D.A.R.E.