Posted: July 29th, 2016

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August 10, 1943 ~ July 20, 2016

Richard Marshall passed away at home on July 20, 2016, after a brief battle with cancer. Richard was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta to his parents, Val and Mary Marshall and studied to be a doctor at the University of Portland, Oregon and Oceanography at Scripps College in San Diego. Richard met his wife, Lois in San Diego in 1966, and moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he started his company, Career Personnel. He loved his work as a recruiter and owner of his recruiting agencies for his entire career. In 1973, they moved to Gstaad, Switzerland with their son Justin, and then moved to Carmel, California in 1976, where they had two more children, Joelle and Jordan. After living in Carmel for 30 years, he moved back to Medicine Hat in 2006, to be closer to his family. Richard was a loving and devoted family man who was compassionate, thoughtful, generous and understanding who was always full of hope, strength and laughter. Richard will be remembered most for his legendary sense of humour and wit. He always saw the best in every person and every situation and his sense of humour never failed. He was a true gentleman who was respected and loved by all who knew him. Richard truly loved his family and friends and impacted the lives of all he knew. He had a long list of best friends, who truly were the best of friends. He had a passion for traveling the world and exploring new places, loved jokes and keeping in contact with people by e-mailing daily jokes. Richard was a great gardener who took great pride in his garden. He enjoyed great food, hiking, history, the challenge of fixing almost anything around the house and discussing any type of business. He primarily loved taking care of his family and guiding and watching his family grow. Richard always spoke encouraging words of wisdom and guidance that came from experience and always made time to listen to and help others. He had an enormous heart, generous soul and brilliant mind. Richard truly lived his life to the fullest and enjoyed every moment with humour, laughter and integrity. He was a truly remarkable and honourable man who will be greatly missed. Richard is survived by his son, Justin Marshall; daughter, Joelle (Ken) Silveira; son, Jordan Marshall and son, Johnny Ross; granddaughters, Caitlin Martis and Sophia Silveira; great- granddaughter, Landyn Martis; brothers, James (Lorine) Marshall and Robert (Darlene) Marshall and his mother, Mary Campbell. He was predeceased by his father, Val Marshall and the love of his life, Lois Marshall. A candlelight vigil will be held at St. Patirck’s Roman Catholic Church, 238 – 2 Avenue N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Following the mass, a time of remembrance will be held at Echo Dale Regional Park, day use area/campground (on far east end) in Medicine Hat, from 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 pm. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at Honoured to serve the family is

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455


  1. Justin Marshall says:

    DAD, you are the best friend I’ve ever had, you and mom. You raised me right, to know the difference between right and wrong….. you taught me well DAD… I will always honor you and always make you proud. I’m so proud of You. You never ever let me down, not even once. You always were here for me, always. I hope you are enjoying your eternal reward now, and are with your wife….. Lois, and your dad , Val…. and all the other Saints and Angels, and with God too, and I will pray to you every day DAD I love you infinity

  2. Justin Marshall says:

    Dad , you are my Hero!!!!!! I hope to be as good a man as you

  3. Diane Watson says:

    I have just read what has been written about Richard and quite concur about his generosity and compassion for everyone he met. I had the pleasure of working @ his Career Personnel branch in Vancouver in the early 1980’s for several years, and cannot express my gratitude at his help, emotionally and financially in my time of need. Richard impacted so many of our lives, and will never be forgotten. We lost touch for a time, but we were recently arranging to reconnect in Vancouver, in August,and have a Career Alumni Gathering. We will go ahead with this and hoist a few drinks in your honour Dear Richard. Gone but not forgotten is for sure quite apropos for this wonderful man.
    Thoughts and Prayers go out to his large family and multitude of friends.

    Diane Watson

  4. Evelyn Weatherhead says:

    My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to Richard’s family and friends. His many friends will cherish his memory and let it live on. There are so many good memories that will be re-told for years to come. Thank you Richard!

    God be with you.

  5. Dave and Toni-Ann Petersen says:

    Jim and Bob and the Marshall families! We are so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We were at the candlelight vigil and it was a beautiful tribute to Bob! We are very sorry but cannot come to the funeral but please know that we will be thinking of all the Marshall families! Dave is the son of Edna Petersen who is the sister of Val. Our deepest sympathy and love! Dave and Toni-Ann Petersen .

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