Richard “Dick” Shannon Obituary
In Loving Memory of

Richard "Dick" Shannon

1944 - 2022

Obituary of Richard "Dick" Shannon

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Richard "Dick" Shannon on Friday, July 29, 2022 in his 78th year at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 52 years Anne (née Robson), his loving children James (Jodi) and Louise (Michael), his cherished grandchildren Jayden, Kimberlyn and Chelsea. He will be terribly missed by all his extended family and by his "Bridge Family".

Following a 32 year military career in the Royal Canadian Airforce, his happiest postings were in the 4 Fighter Wing in Germany between the years 1964 to 1967 and again between 1988 to 1993. His postings in Winnipeg 1971, when he met his beloved wife Anne and from 1986 to 1988 as the Detachment Commander of the Western Region Special Investigations Unit. He served 2 United Nations Peacekeeping tours in Cypress and Syria.

Later in his life, he persevered at playing the game of bridge and achieved a designation of Life Master status. Dick enjoyed playing squash, golfing, was an avid historian and enjoyed discussing World War II and politics. His other hobbies included woodworking and antique hunting at European flea markets. Anne recalls fun times when they travelled to Europe and the Middle East and on Bridge cruises to the Caribbean. He liked attending theater in Stratford and the Shaw Festival. He was a devoted Toronto Maple Leafs fan.

In keeping with Dick's wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133) A celebration of life to honor Dick will be held at the Spring Street Legion Branch #479 on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 from 2:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m with a luncheon to follow. If desired, donations to The Walker Family Cancer Centre or to The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by his family.

Service Information

A Celebration of Life

Date: August 9, 2022
Start Time: 2:00 pm
End Time: 3:00 pm
Venue: Legion Branch #479
5603 Spring Street
Niagara Falls, ON
L2G 1P7

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Doug Hodgson
1 year ago

Anne and families,
So very sorry to hear of Dick’s passing.
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Doug & Mary Anne Hodgson

Sandra and Claus
1 year ago

Dear Anne, James, Louise and family
It is with much sadness that our dear friend and neighbour has passed. He will be very much missed by us and our grand children. He was like family to us. The kids have said they already miss seeing him sitting on his chair on the porch each day watching them and enjoying them play their sports in the driveway. We also will miss his neighbourly teasing whenever we appeared in the front yard and our many enjoyable outings.Our many blessings to you all now and In the future, His wonderful family, great memories and knowledge he has left behind will continue to comfort us. Forever in our hearts.
Love Claus, Sandra , Dean, Amanda and grandchildren.

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Shaun Dotzko
1 year ago

James, Jodi, and family thinking of you all. Sorry for your loss and my sincere condolences.

Mike and Lorna Shewring
1 year ago

Love to you today, as well as to James and Louise and the grandchildren. You are all in our thoughts across the miles.

Andrew Chase
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with James, Jodi and the family.

Carol Mitchell
1 year ago

Condolences to Anne and family. I worked for Capt Shannon at Cold Lake and appreciated his leadership style, knowledge and empathy. He always appreciated us and our team efforts.

Pat Braun
1 year ago

Richard’s gentlemanly play will be greatly missed at the Bridge Centre’s games. My sympathies to his family.

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Melissa M.
1 year ago

My deepest condolences for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. May the God of peace bring you all much healing and strength, here for you always. Much love and many hugs! <3

Rob Morningstar
1 year ago

My condolences to Dick’s family, especially James and Jodi who are coworkers. I worked with Dick for many years and always looked up to him and cherished his advise, I still follow his guidance to this date and I will always be thankful. May you Rest In Peace.

Susan (Adamson) Kandas
1 year ago

My father, Walter Adamson, and Dick were related and grew up in the same house. I saw Dick when he would visit and both of my parents were very proud of him. My condolences to Anne and family.

Sarath Thalakada
1 year ago

I am sad to hear the passing of Dick. My sincere condolences to Anne and his children and his grand children. May his soul Rest In Peace

Duke Storm
1 year ago

My sincere condolences to the Family,
It was a great pleasure to have worked with Dick at the slots , fun times ! You will be missed God bless!

David V McElrea
1 year ago

I first met Dick when we attended the Air Force Police course together at Borden in 1964. Over the years we ran across each other in North Bay and Ottawa. We enjoyed at least one fishing trip out to the boonies. It was my pleasure to see him commissioned from the ranks. Anne, and family, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of a fine man. He will be missed. David & Catherine send

Ed and Nancy Kulawic
1 year ago

Anne, Louise, Mike, Kimberlyn, Chelsea, James, Jodi and Jayden.

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Thinking of you Anne and your family. Hugs to all! ❤️

Lorne Bylsma
1 year ago

I am so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing and extend my sincerest condolences to Anne and family. I will always cherish the good times I spent with Dick in Germany, Winnipeg and Cold Lake from 1964 to 1988.

John & Kathy Dunnett
1 year ago

We extend our deepest sympathy to all. Our hearts are saddened by the news of Dick’s death. We have fun memories of times past, spent in the company of your great family. May God’s gentle presence guide you all through this most difficult time. We send along our hugs filled with love.

Keith McIntyre (Capt Ret'd)
1 year ago

RIP My friend Dick. Fellow Officer who shared laughs and good times. My sincere condolences to family.

Myrna Mackey
1 year ago

Sincere Condolences, Anne, James, & Louise. So sorry to hear of Dick.s passing. You have so many good memories. Cherish them.

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James Legere
1 year ago

Sincere condolences to Anne & Family on Dick’s passing. He was a true team player and one you could always count on to keep morale at the highest possible level. He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your during this sad time.
Maj (Ret) Jim Legere and Margo.

Venita Mclaren
1 year ago

Sorry for your loss, I met Richard through the Bridge Club. He was so much fun and have great memories of him there. We will miss him very much

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Dot duchnicki
1 year ago

Will miss Richard very much. Enjoyed playing bridge against him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. He was a very special person.

Diane & Chuck Martyk
1 year ago

So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Sincere condolences to Anne & family. Anne, please know that we are here for you should you need any help or just someone to listen to you. May treasured memories help all of you through this difficult time & keep Dick close to your heart for all time.
Diane & Chuck Martyk

Jim and Fran Grant
1 year ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with Anne and family as you struggle with the loss of Dick. Served with Dick in Europe and knew him prior on course. Fran and I were courting at the time in 4 Wing and we shared many a fun time. RIP

Pat Nolan
1 year ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you every day. I would like to send your whole family my condolences as well. If you need anything at all, I am here, even if you just need to talk. Hugs to you, take care of yourself. Love you.

Stephanie Montague
1 year ago

So very sorry for the loss of your husband and father. May the memories you have help you through the trying times and may he RIP.


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