Richard Boyd (Dick) Hamdorf
Richard Boyd (Dick) Hamdorf passed away in Moose Jaw on May 17, 2009 at the age of 88 years. He was predeceased by his mother Grace Martha(Boyd) in 1939, father Louis in 1961 and his brother John in 1977. Dick is survived by his sister-in-law Dorothy Hamdorf, nephew Barry (Debbie) Hamdorf, niece Vivian (Clint) Fortman and several nieces and nephews all of Rouleau, Sask. Dick was born on February 15, 1921 and his early years were spent on the family farm in the Rouleau District. He received his elementary education in the small country school of Cantire near the farm. His high school started in Rouleau and finished in Yakima, Washington. Dick then returned to Saskatchewan to attend U of S. As many young men his age had done, Dick volunteered into the Air Force and was stationed in Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. After he was discharged, he return to Rouleau and began his chosen life-long career of farming with his father and brother John and later with his nephew. He continued until his semi-retirement to the town of Rouleau. He was proud of the fact that in 2008, Hamdorf Family Farm received the award for some of his land that was farmed by family for 100 years. Dick was a quite and unassuming man. He enjoyed a spring day, watching the flowers and trees blooming in his yard, and the seed going into the ground. He appreciated a good day of harvesting and felt he was blessed with a good life. For the past six years he was a resident of Pioneer Lodge in Moose-Jaw and the family would like to thank all the staff for their gentleness, patience and kindness that was shown to Uncle Dick. A special thanks to Debbie for all she did for us as well. A celebration of Dick’s life will be held at Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane on Wednesday, May 20th,2009 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jo Mader officiating. Internment will follow at a later date in Rouleau Cemetery. For those wishing to make a donation in memoriam, a donation to the Rouleau United Church would be greatly appreciated.