SGT (Ret) Richard G. 'Dick' Winchester

WINCHESTER, RICHARD G. (DICK) - Richard G. (Dick) Winchester, husband of Colleen (nee O'Neill) Winchester, passed away May 15, 2006 in Saint John at the age of 79. Born in Saint John on July 11, 1926, he was the son of the late Burkett N. (Burt) and Annie (Peters) Winchester. Dick served in WWII from March 1943 - September 1945 (Royal Canadian Air Force). During his service Dick flew on the Lancaster, which was shot down, and was a P.O.W.. He then worked for the city of Saint John Fire Department after the war. Dick re-enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1954 (Fire Fighter), with rank of Sergeant. After the military he worked for Canada Post until his retirement. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #2, where he enjoyed visits with "the boys". In past years, Dick was an avid golfer and past member of the Westfield Golf and Country Club. He enjoyed spending most of his time with his "best friend" Sasha who will greatly miss him. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter Judith Eddy of Ottawa, ON; son Richard Winchester (Judy) of Regina, SK; step daughter Susan Eisner (John) of Saint John; sister Dorothy Conley of Saint John; brothers Malcom Winchester of Kars and Maurice Winchester of Saint John; grandchildren Ian and Dylan Winchester and Jamie and Jeff Eddy and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Clair, Gordon and Vincent Winchester; sisters Constance Williams and Marion McDevitt, son in law Jack Eddy and his first wife Isabell (Stewart) Winchester. Visitation will be held from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2006 from Castle Funeral Home "Fallsview" Chapel, 309 Lancaster Avenue, Saint John 634-1701. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 18, 2006 from Castle Funeral Home "Fallsview" Chapel. Cremation to follow service. Memorial tributes may be made to the charity of one's choice. To sign a book of condolences visit www.castlefh.com.

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