RUSSELL WAYNE RITCHEYPosted: March 16th, 2020
April 1, 1951 – March 12, 2020
Russ was born in Medicine Hat, where he lived and worked as a steam engineer most of his life. About 6 years ago, he moved to Kamloops to be closer to his sister, and remained there until his passing.
Russ was predeceased by his parents; Cecilia Ritchey (Kramer) and Bob Ritchey and his granddaughter Emma Hoffman. He is survived by his sister Carol Ritchey, daughter Cora-Lee Gray (Darcy), son Jason Ritchey, daughter Nicole Hoffman (Tyler), grandson Justin Ritchey, granddaughter Samantha McKay, grandson Ethan Hoffman, and great-granddaughter Desiray Dunn. Russ loved old westerns, action movies and a good “smoke”. Russ also had a sweet tooth.
Russ will be cremated, without the proceedings of a formal service. A private family memorial will take place this summer.