Reverend Richard Kimball, beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, pastor and friend, died peacefully at home on Saturday, March 26 after a year of facing various illnesses including congestive heart failure. He was sent off with love, surrounded by his family. Richard is survived by his loving wife Ingrid, his sister Anna-Marie, his brother David and his children Scott (Melanie), Steve (Trish), Stuart (Eda) and Suzanne (Josh), and his 10 grandchildren Luke, Ryan, Erica, Julianna, Elise, Norah, Harper, Sullivan, Zeke and Bryson.
Richard will be fondly remembered for his positivity (he never had a bad thing to say about anyone), his fun-loving spirit and sense of humour (he loved a good joke, practical or otherwise), his spontaneity (he once drove his youth group 5 hours on a whim just to get ice cream), his generosity (he was always ready to help whether it was giving someone money, a place to stay or his time), his warmth and acceptance for all (he made everyone he knew feel included and important) and his faith (he was an encouragement to so many in his life and he faced death with total peace and contentment – Isaiah 26:3).
Thank you Richard/ Dad/ Grandpa for being such a great example of how to live and how to die. Though as Sully says, you’re not dead, you’re reborn into Heaven. So this isn’t goodbye, it’s see you later. But we’ll miss you so much until then!
A celebration of Richard’s life will be held on Sunday, April 10 at 2pm at Uxbridge Free Methodist Church at 81 Reach Street, Uxbridge, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Heart & Stroke Foundation
2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1300, Box 2414, Toronto ON M4P 1E4