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Pvt Herbert Sheldon Woods "Red" Rickards
Birth: May 31, 1923
Biggar
Saskatchewan, Canada
Death: Feb. 1, 1970
New Westminster
British Columbia, Canada

Sapper SH4847 Herbert S.W. Rickards
Served with the Royal Canadian Engineers 23rd Field Sgd. from 1950-1955 With UN Service in Korea 1951-53
Born May 31st 1923 In Bigger Sask. 2nd child to Nora & Herbert Rickards. They Moved to Grandview Mann. in the 1930s when his father became the station master for the Canadian National Railway for that town. During WW 2 Herbert's younger brother Ralif enlisted before He could in the Armed Forces who had a rule then that only one son from a farm could enlist. So during the war he helped his father run the rail station and worked on the large Hydro Projects in Ontario Canada from 1942-48. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Engneers and served in the Korean War. He married Miss Frances M. Turford in 1954 and they had 3 children Herbert (me) 1955 Margaret 1957-2006 Jason 1969. He started working for the Correctional Services at the Old B.C. Penitentiary from July 25 1955 to Feb. 1st 1970. Dad had a poor heart cased by contacting scarlet fever as a youth. He suffered several heart attack and in 1965 he was the first person to have open heart surgery in the area. As dad used to say "I'm on borrowed time" Well on Jan. 31st 1970 while leaving work at the Pen. he suffered his last stroke and at 06:45 Feb. 1st 1970 at age 47 He left this world for the next. And though that was 32 years ago we all still miss him. The attached photos were taken at several times in my fathers life, The photo of his grave and us at it were taken on Nov. 11th 2002.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Frances Margaret Turford Rickards (1933 - 2011)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Winnifred Rickards Meyer (1957 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Valley View Memorial Gardens
Surrey
Greater Vancouver Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
 
Created by: Herbert Rickards
Record added: Nov 15, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6930485
Pvt Herbert Sheldon Woods Red Rickards
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Pvt Herbert Sheldon Woods Red Rickards
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Pvt Herbert Sheldon Woods Red Rickards
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It was 44 years ago today Feb. 1st 1970 that you left us and I still miss you every day. Rest in Peace dad.
- Herbert Rickards
 Added: Feb. 1, 2014
Happy fathers day dad! I left you another beer before heading off to workDon't let mom know >;)
- Herbert Rickards
 Added: Jun. 16, 2013
Hey dad Happy 90th Birthday! I left two beers on your grave I hope you liked them. Don't tell Mom! ^_^Love Herbie
- Herbert Rickards
 Added: Jun. 6, 2013
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