Richard James Whiting

11/8/1937 - 6/17/2017

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Richard J Whiting


Richmond’s Running Man crosses his final finish line.
Well known runner, coach, and teacher Rick Whiting passed away peacefully to leukemia June 17, in Richmond BC with family at his side. Rick was a passionate teacher who inspired many.   He loved running more than anything, and was a world class competitor.  For over 40 years he could be seen running the streets of the community he gave so much to. Rick leaves behind his wife Friedel, son Gordon and his wife Marieta, daughter Astrid and husband Fraser, and sister Lois and husband Bernie. We will love and miss him forever.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday June 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Richmond Funeral Home 8420 Cambie Rd, Richmond, BC with Reception to follow.

If you would like to speak at the service please contact Astrid Whiting at 1-250-888-4099.


Funeral Details

  • Memorial Service

    Richmond Funeral Home

    Event Times

    6/29/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Reception

    Richmond Funeral Home

    Event Times

    6/29/2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Posted by Betty Dickson | 7/13/2017

My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. May the promises in God’s word provide you with comfort and strength during this most difficult time. John 5:28-29

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Posted by Susan Rice | 6/28/2017

Mr. Whiting, you were the teacher of teachers to so many. I know you were in touch with a certain student who ended up becoming an incredibly accomplished aeronautics engineer...... I'm sure she remembers you well. I am inspired, and continue to be inspired, by your teaching...and your running. XO

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