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March 17, 2017

Surrounded by those he loved, Richard Yun, died peacefully in Kincardine, March 17, 2017. Richard’s wife, Karen, and sons, Michael and David, have appreciated, and continue to cherish, the outpouring of support from friends and family, who have travelled this journey with them. Knowing his time was limited, Richard made the most of it, spending time with his mother, Gail Yun; his sisters, Susan, Sharon, and Sandra, along with his nieces, Natasha, Elizabeth, Abby, and Jacqueline. This group of wonderful women let Richard (Jr.) pretend he was the head of the family, after his father, Richard K.S. Yun, died in 2009. Richard’s in-laws, Stewart and Phyllis Pfohl, Gord Pfohl and Charon Kerr, with nephews, Damon and Callum; and Ann and John Thomas, with niece Julia; have all been a huge support. In addition to his father, Richard is predeceased by his nephew, Robin. Those who have known Richard, will know that he has been involved in many activities and organizations during his time, including, but in no way limited to: training new hires in the nuclear industry; coaching trainers; serving on school councils; operating a small business in town; serving on the Four County Labour Market Planning Board; co-ordinating the site for the Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games; mentoring Team 781 – the Kinetic Knights robotics team; and running workshops for teachers, executives, at-risk youth, and basically anyone who asked. He has even been on stage with the Kincardine Theatre Guild, but avoided singing parts – he had a knack for hitting notes that have not been invented yet. Since you may have guessed who had a hand in writing his own obituary, please do not be sad about what was lost but be happy that we had it to start with. Richard lived life, he not only seized the day but each hour of every day with a drive to be helpful, to make things better, to see the good in situations. We can honour him by carrying on these goals. In keeping with his passion for learning, Richard donated his body to science where it can be used to further our knowledge in the hopes that others will benefit. A celebration of life has been arranged, where people can eat, listen to music, and share stories. The celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 1–4 p.m., at the Kincardine Pavilion, with a time of remembrance starting at 2 p.m.. Arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, Ontario, N2Z 1Z5, 519-396-2701. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey, Team 781: Kinetic Knights, a local Home and School Association, or a charity of your choice.