RICHARD J. TUMBACHPosted: April 24th, 2015
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our father Richard John Tumbach on April 13, 2015 at the age of 77. Richard was born on January 26, 1938. He married Dolores (Garrecht), on December 29, 1959. Richard and Dolores made their home on the Tumbach homestead that has been in the family for more than 100 years! He was known far and wide because of his gift of playing the accordion and his antics. Even though Richard could not read a single musical note he played for many functions over the years having played his first wedding dance at the age of 17! He had a gentle touch with animals and enjoyed tending to his garden. He enjoyed curling and could often be found with a crib board close by. He chose to live a life of family, friends and community. Richard was an active member of the Liebenthal K of C and the Maple Creek Elks. Councillor for the RM of Happyland, a Board member on Mendham-Burstall Credit Union, Liebenthal Recreation Board, Lemsford Park. Richard is survived by his children Kendra (Andy) Volk, Kevin (Tara), Cindy (Kevin) Miller, and Lori Tumbach. Grandchildren Jessie, Jamie, Devin, Brittanna, Carson, Daylin, Adam, Ryan, and Madison and a Great Grandson Riley. He is also survived by his brothers Ed (Anne) Tumbach, Roy Tumbach, sister-in-law Anna Tumbach, brothers-in-law Albert (Doreen) Garrecht, Larry (Jeannette) Garrecht and numerous nieces and nephews. Richard was predeceased by his wife Dolores(April 18, 2003), parents Alex and Pauline Tumbach and by his father and mother-in-law Nick and Agnes Garrecht, his brother Frank and sister-in-law Aileen. Family and friends gathered in Liebenthal Parish on April 16, 2015, with Father Hoang and Deacon Bob. Internment followed at Blumenfeld Cemetary. We would like to thank everyone for the food and cards and words of support that will never be forgotten. Donations can be made to Blumenfeld & District Heritage Site.