Lt Richard Herbert Ansley (Ret'd)
We regret to advise of the death of Lieutenant Richard Herbert Ansley (Ret’d) on 23 September 2005 peacefully in Surrey Memorial Hospital, Surrey BC. Richard was born in Winnipeg, MB in 1920. He graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1942 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He was a member of the University varsity football and hockey teams and a member of the 1939 Winnipeg Memorial Cup winning hockey team. After graduation Richard joined the Royal Canadian Engineers and upon completing his training at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack, BC, he was transferred overseas in 1942 where he served until 1945.
After the war, Richard worked for Winnipeg Hydro until moving to Vancouver in 1947 to work for the Commonwealth Construction Company as a civil engineer. In 1953 he became the BC Manager and in 1962 was appointed President and CEO until his retirement in 1985.
A Memorial Service will be held at West Vancouver United Church on 30 September 2005. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be gratefully received.