Richard Lake

Richard Edwin Lake

Wednesday July 9, 1941 - Tuesday June 30, 2020
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Lake, Richard-
Passed away peacefully at Sault Area Hospital just shy of his 79th birthday. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Sandra fore 56 years. Lovingly remembered by his daughters Lisa Vine (Glen) and Kathy Lake (Greg Maxon). Cherished papa of Benjamin Vine and Jaidyn Vine. Beloved brother of Audrey Greenwood (late Roy), late Joyce Rains (late Roland), late Alma Turco (Vince) and the late Edwin Lake. Dear brother in law of Janice Marriott (Robert). A private celebration for Richard will be held at a later date.
Richard was a proud tradesman and was a welder/fitter at Algoma Steel until his retirement. Richard was well known in the purebred dog breeding, handling and show circuits. Having started in purebred dogs in 1967 breeding Pomerianans and then in 1975 developing a passion for the Bouvier des Flandres breed. Under the Sanrick Kennel name, Richard produced over 50 champion dogs and many more loving family pets. Richard’s passion for purebred dogs led to him becoming a professional dog handler. For over 20 years, he traveled to dog shows with his family through-out Canada and the United States. He was well known for showing English Setters, Irish Setters, Springer Spaniels, Norweign Elkhounds, Newfoundlands and Corgis. As his experience, knowledge and eye for excellence in breeding progressed he took on his next challenge and successfully completed the required training to became a licensed judge with the Canadian Kennel Club. This quickly became his new love, as he got to judge and see thousands of exciting young dogs and emerging stars. He also got to stay connected with the many friendships he had developed over the years. During all of this Richard started a new hobby in wood working and created many wooden dog crates and tack boxes that are still in use today. Richard was known as a social person always chatting with people where ever he went. He will be forever remembered as a man with “always a story, always a smile, and always a laugh.” Memorial donations to ARCH would be appreciated. The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors on 3B for their care and compassion. Arrangements entrusted to O'Sullivan Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 215 St. James St, 705-759-8456.
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Andrew marriott

Posted at 10:23pm
Rest In Peace uncle Richard. Thanks for all the fun times at camp, on family vacations and for letting me help you with feeding the dogs after Sunday suppers. You were your own man and made the best pies.

Al and Joanne Matheson

Posted at 05:54pm
Sending love to Lisa and Kathy and their families. We have such fond memories of Richard, too many to chose just one. He had a heart of gold and will be missed so much. Rest In Peace dear friend.

Al and Joanne Matheson

Laureen Wells

Posted at 04:18pm
So sorry to hear of Richard's passing. Sylvia and I were wondering how he was doing when we saw that Hank had died too. I haven't talked to Richard in quite a while since I stopped showing dogs but I always enjoyed our talk. We had this private joke about giving each other "raspberries" which made him laugh. I just gave ARCH a substantial donation yesterday because I know they are really hurting or I would have given one in his name.

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