1962 - 2021
Richard John Huvenaars, beloved husband of Linda Huvenaars, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at the age of 58 years.
As a result of the restrictions regarding COVID-19 and the government recommendations, a private Prayer Service was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Vauxhall on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 7:00 P.M.
The private Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Vauxhall on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. Burial followed at the Hays Cemetery.
Richard is survived by his wife Linda; children Carl (Rachael) Huvenaars of Hays and Christina (Chris) de Winter of Lang, Saskatchewan; siblings Marian (Rick) Stamp, John (Lisa) Huvenaars and Pat (Raymond) Friesen as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles from the Huvenaars, Bouw and Nelis families.
He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Netta Huvenaars; in-laws Harry and Lena Nelis.
Richard was born on Mother’s day, May 11, 1962 in Hays to Peter and Netta Huvenaars. He was raised and resided in Hays his whole life. After graduation he attended Lethbridge College before returning to Hays to farm full time with his dad and brother. He bought his own farm in the spring of 1984 and started farming on his own in 1998 when his dad retired. He met his wife Linda in Hays and they were married in 1986. Together they raised their two children and worked hard to build the farm. Richard always enjoyed travelling and holidays with his family, spending time outdoors, going for walks and doing yard work, farming as well as spending lots of time researching on the computer. Most of all he enjoyed being with his family, friends and pets. Richard was always very interested in what was happening in his family and was always up to date on their day to day life. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by many.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Richard’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 www.heartandstroke.ca or to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Canada (DRIFCan), P.O. Box 833 Edmonton Main, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2L4 www.drifcan.com.