DUMBERG, Richard Robert 'Dick' - Passed away peacefully in Burlington, August 6, 2017.
Richard is survived by his most precious Margaret (nee Cassidy) of Toronto.
Trusted friend to Scott Lyons of Toronto.
Richard emigrated from Latvia with his parents as a youngster, settling in Winnipeg.
Richard suffered his entire adult life with ankylosing spondylitis, a degenerative form of arthritis. It led to Richard's unmistakable posture due to his vertebra being completely fused from hips to neck, a characteristic of the more severe forms of the disease. You would never hear Richard say a word of complaint about his condition. All that was needed was a positive attitude and a longer shoe-horn to allow for slipping on of the shoes.
Lifelong residents of Toronto, Richard and Margaret relocated to Burlington in 2001, where Margaret still resides.
Thank you to the staff of Joseph Brant Hospital for their kind and compassionate care.
The family will receive friends at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, Burlington on Friday, August 11th from 3 – 5 p.m.
A graveside service will take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, on Saturday, August 12th at 2 p.m.
For those who wish, donations to the charity of your choice, to the Arthritis Society of Ontario or to the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.