February 9, 2022
Richard Vincent Francis Wood passed away on September 22, 2021, while residing in Brooks, Alta., with his wife Margot Adams Wood. He was 90.

Born May 30, 1931 in Toronto, Ont., Wood is survived by his son, Chris, his daughter, Sharon, and numerous nieces and nephews in the greater Toronto area. Richard’s early years were spent playing hockey and working at a flower shop. He eventually purchased the shop and furthered his horticulture career designing interior landscapes for malls and commercial complexes.

Upon retirement, Wood ventured westward to seek new experiences and adventures. Settling in Brooks, Alta., in 2005, he became active in various organizations including the Diabetes Festival of Trees and the Communities in Bloom Commemorative Forest. Richard’s strong belief was that the giving of one’s self through volunteering improved your outlook on life and that the physical and spiritual rewards would always follow.