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Happy Birthday Richard!

August 17, 2010
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Today marks another of the “firsts” for us – Richard would have been 55 today and while it seems odd to celebrate since he is no longer with us, we do celebrate a life lived well, loved by many, missed by friends and family alike.

Our friends arranged to have Prairie View plant a red maple (very fitting for a Canadian) on the eighth hole with a plaque commemorating Richard. There was a group of 30 or 40 who walked out to see the tree last Saturday night. Our heartfelt thanks go out to Jim Porter for arranging all this, as well as the Cimino’s for hosting the gang afterward and each and every person who participated in this kind and thoughtful remembrance of Richard.

We live in a very special neighborhood where friends have become a second family to us and we are profoundly blessed.

Jane

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Elaine permalink
    August 17, 2010 10:23 am

    What a birthday present for Richard…friends who continue to honor his love of golf and life. Today will mark the beginning of a Walsh tradition…we will be having Queen Elizabeth cake (Jane’s recipe) to celebrate having a brother as special as Richard.
    Love you big
    Elaine

  2. Lisa permalink
    August 17, 2010 3:29 pm

    Elaine, I couldn’t agree more! We miss you Rich, and are so grateful for you … Life, love, golf!

    xoxo

    Lisa

  3. Laurie permalink
    August 17, 2010 4:27 pm

    Such a lovely tribute with the tree and wonderful tradition with the Queen E cake Elaine! I can imagine Rich smiling from above and making some wisecrack about what it’ll do to everyone’s waistline. The icing on the cake would be to have the Cubs win for Jane tonight! Happy Birthday Richard, we miss you and keep you always in our hearts.

  4. August 17, 2010 4:47 pm

    Freedom 55 for Rich. No pain, no fear, just a nice set of wings to fly!
    Just don’t shit on my shoulder, dove-boy!

    Miss you, buddy
    Vic

    Give me a call when you’re passing through MTL to Bishops, Mike. Maybe we’ll have time to jam or go out for a bite. 514-241-4033

  5. Clare permalink
    August 21, 2010 10:37 am

    Can only add that we are missing Rich too and thinking of him. It was great to see the red maple and all of the friends and family celebrating his life, loves and passion for golf. I think the Walsh Queen E cake tradition is a great one – one I’ll be better at that golfing!!

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