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RICHARD WALTER SEABROOK (published on March 23, 2010)

RICHARD WALTER SEABROOK March 1, 1941 - March 18, 2010 We sadly announce that our beloved father and husband passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on Thursday, March 18. His loving and devoted wife, Grace (nee Loewen), and children, Sherwood (Cheyenne) and Libby, will fondly remember Richard for his jovial sense of humour and unending dedication to his family. Richard was born in Winnipeg, the only child of Edna and Dick Seabrook. Following graduation from Gordon Bell in 1959 he was recruited by Price Waterhouse where he completed his Chartered Accountancy degree in 1964. Richard and Grace married in 1968 and company transfers brought them to Victoria in 1970. In 1977 Richard, side-stepping further transfers, set up private practice with Jim English, joined by Jim Pringle in 1989. Richard was very proud of his accounting firm ESP and relished every opportunity to provide comic relief, to the delight of all. Richard actively supported his community as treasurer 1970-77 for Greater Victoria Scouting and as board member of YM/YWCA for nine years, 1985-87 as president and two years on the Y's National Board. He was an avid runner and completed four marathons. His involvement in the development of the Royal Victoria Marathon brought him much satisfaction. From its inception in 1980 he was keenly involved and was Race Director 1988-92. Richard loved board games, always had the latest at hand - the more complicated, the better - and spent many happy hours playing them with his kids and their friends. He took an early interest in computers, his office always equipped with the most current innovations. We offer our deepest thanks to Richard's many doctors, nurses, caregivers for their care and compassion during his prolonged struggle with heart failure. He will be deeply missed by his family, relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Runners of Compassion, P.O. Box 5503, Victoria, BC,V8R 6S4 or YM/YWCA, 851 Broughton Street, Victoria BC V8W 1E5. A celebration of Richard's life will be held on Sunday, March 28, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel, 728 Humboldt St. in Victoria.

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