Richard was born in Calgary, Alberta where he completed his education obtaining a Red Seal in heavy duty mechanics. Richard also worked in the oil industry travelling all over the world, which grew his passion for adventure and new life experiences.
Loving travel he earned a pilot’s license and purchased a plane (Mooney) of his own and explored all over Alberta, B.C, and parts of the U.S. Richard owned and operated his own oil Rig outside Claresholm Alberta, where he met the love of his life Lorraine in 1984. Their journey began together in Calgary where they started a family and ran their own Ice cream parlor, following their dreams they purchased a small Dairy and Beef farm outside Sundre Alberta to raise their family.
In 2000 they moved to Ryley, Alberta for an opportunity to open a heavy duty mechanic shop in nearby Camrose. Richards passion for farming grew from not just livestock but into grain, continuing for the next 17 years. Throughout retirement Richard’s hobbies were gardening, drag racing, camping and spending time with family and friends.
Richard is survived by his beloved wife Lorraine; children Steven (Angie), Vince (Christine), Curtis, and Rachael; grandchildren Ashley, Alannah, Amber, Jemma, Kaitlyn, Darian; great-grandchild Sawyer (Rylee); brothers Mitchel (Diane), Christopher (Leona) and several nieces and nephews. Richard was predeceased by his father John Nimeck, and mother Elaine Nimeck.
Richard always said how blessed he was, “I’ve had a great life”.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 22, 2022 in the Ryley Hall, Ryley, Alberta.
Those planning to attend will need to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative covid test within 72 hours of the funeral.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.