Peacefully on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Douglas Memorial Hospital, at the age of 81, with family by his side. Beloved companion of Helen Lockhart. Loving father of Cheryl and Brian (Colette). Cherished grandfather (Papa) of Jennifer Arthurs (Steven) and Michelle James. Great grandfather (Papa) of Jordan and Layla-Rose Arthurs and Colton James. Dear brother of Doug (late Isabelle) and Carl (Linda). Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents Frederick and Beatrice, wife Lucy (2001), brothers; Fred, Gerald, Jim, Bob and Donald and sisters; Phyllis Hoffman, Helen Grimstead, Lois Malaney and Carol Mann. After retiring from Ontario Hydro he continued to work with the Niagara Illumination Board lighting up Niagara Falls for the past 33 years. Dick was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 379. Private arrangements in care of Morse & Son Funeral Home, 5917 Main St.Om Cremation has taken place. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to either Canadian Cancer Society or MS society, would be appreciated by his family.