Richard George (Dick) Proctor
June 16, 1929 – December 25, 2019
Dick was predeceased by his brother, Gordon. He is survived by his nephews, Hugh (Karen) of Lantzville BC, and Cam (Christine) of Castlegar BC, as well as his niece Laura (Michael) of Victoria BC.
Born in Bawlf, Alberta, he spent most of his ninety years in Edmonton.
In 1954 he formed Richard G. Proctor, Commercial and Industrial Photography, and in 1965 the company was expanded to include Pro Pan Industries, designing and manufacturing graphic panels, anodized aluminum and lamicoid name plates. His company was in operation until 1992. Hundreds of Dick’s photos are now located at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
He was a long-time member of St Luke’s Anglican Church in Edmonton. There he was well known for looking after the church grounds for a great many years, any season, any month or any day of the week, he was there to help.
Dick was a member of the South East Edmonton Seniors Association, also working as a handyman there well into his 87th year.
Dick’s passion was the Kiwanis Club of South Edmonton, which he joined in August 1973. He was actively involved in club projects, both as a planner and a worker. He was one of the main instigators in the formation of Edmonton’s Kiwanis Safety City, which officially opened in September 1991. He served as Club President and later as Division Lt Governor, remaining on the club board until his passing. In the last few years he derived great pleasure being the Kiwanis Advisor to the Old Scona Academic Key Club.
Dick was awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005 and received the Kiwanis Walter Zeller Award in 2016.
One thing that all who knew Dick agreed upon. He was an outstanding example of a decent, honest man, who lived his life with integrity and high moral standards.
Upon cremation, Dick’s ashes will be interred in the St Luke’s Parish Memorial Garden.
Both the Kiwanis Club of South Edmonton and St Luke’s Anglican Church will hold Celebration of Life events in the coming months. Dates to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kiwanis Club of South Edmonton Charitable Foundation.