Richard Wayne Zaremba
Richard Wayne Zaremba, aged 58 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 8th, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Joanne by his side.
Richard was born on March 16th, 1963 and grew up on the family farm just north of Ormiston, SK with his brother Randy. He attended Spring Valley school where he played volleyball, curling, baseball, and hockey. Richard also danced Romanian dancing for many years. After graduation, Richard took a welding course at SIAST. He bought his own farm in 1989, just south of Spring Valley. Richard worked hard farming, taking care of his cattle, and raising his 3 children Ashley, Taylor, and Jayden. In 2004, Richard sold his farm and moved his family just south of Moose Jaw. Richard did custom swathing and then eventually bought GWP. He never sat still and you could find him most days in his shop working on a number of projects, whether it was working on a trailer or fixing a baler. Richard has spent many hours on the road, delivering product all over Saskatchewan. In the summertime Richard would spend as much time as he could down at his cabin at Palliser Regional Park, where he would always be golfing with family and friends, and cruising around in his golf cart.
Richard married Joanne in July 2020. He welcomed Joanne’s children and was happy to be called Grandpa Rich by Joanne’s grandchildren.
For all that knew Richard, friendship was the world to him. He would give the shirt off his back to help a friend in need. Richard loved entertaining and was a great cook, providing many wonderful feasts. Not a belly went away empty at the Zaremba house.
After two years of not being able to travel to their winter destination, Richard and Joanne were happy to finally be able to drive down to Yuma, Arizona at the start of the year, where they had just purchased a trailer. Richard spent the last few weeks enjoying time with Joanne, family and friends. While in Yuma, Richard purchased a buggy and finally got his teeth back! The neighbors in the park said they would see him with the biggest smile ever, riding around the park in the little blue buggy.
Richard’s daily calls and text’s will be missed by one and all.
Till we meet again my friends,
the beer fridge will always be full.
He was predeceased by his grandparents, Jennie and Sam Andrei, and Dan and Kae Zaremba; and mother-in-law, Betty Thiele. Richard will be deeply missed by his wife, Joanne; children: Ashley (Kody), Taylor, and Jayden; Joanne’s children: Dana (Arlen), Danielle (Robert), and Derek; 5 grandchildren; parents, Steve and Helen; brother, Randy (Lee); sisters-in-law: Gayle (Ted), Lorie (Dave), and Bonnie (John Paul); along with many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and friends.
Richard’s family would like to thank everyone for all the messages, calls, visits, food, flowers, and cards given during this difficult time.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 26th, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home with Celebrant Dave Foley officiating. Those not able to attend are invited to watch the service virtually by going to www.moosejawfuneralhome.com/webcast/. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Todd Sjoberg, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Sorry Ashley and family to hear of your dad passing. I remember him clearly from being a kid at family functions. Know you are in my thoughts.
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You and Your Families, Ritchie was a great friend and will be missed by all of us. Robert, Faye Rusu and Family
So sorry for your loss! So very heartbreaking! Hugs to all!
To the Zaremba families
So sad to hear that Richard had passed away he was always a pleasure to talk to and will be missed around the Auction Mart at machinery sale time!
Corey Mantell and family
Our condolences to you Joanne and family.Richie was a superb person.He will be missed by many.May all the happy memories help ease your pain.Sending big hugs.
My sincere sympathy,Ritchie was a really great person, he will be missed by many.Hold on to your beautiful memories. Hugs
Farewell to Richard, a friend who would always find the time to chat. Condolences to all of Richards family. Leonard Daniel, Key West Real Estate Ltd.
This is very tragic-so young and vibrant a person. I feel very close to you all, l Richard’s family and JoAnne’s, and sense your grief
Richard will be missed by all, a good friend that would walk that extra mile for you. Sympathies to you Joanne & to your families.
Loŕrie and I are so very sorry that Richy’s life was cut short.
I was trying to imagine what he would want us all to do now.
I had to smile because you know I cannot repeat what he said back.
Our deepest sympathy to Joanne, Steve and Helen, Randy and Lee
and all the families and many friends.
RIP, young Richy. We will see you on the other side!
The Schick family.
Our mother was HELEN ZAREMBA A sister to our uncle DAN We are the SWERID FAMILY. It hurts us to hear of this death.
We want the family to know we join them in their pain. Our hope is to see him along with many other relatives in the resurrection.
Bill, Mary,Vicky,Diane,Susan and Colleen.
My sincere condolences to the entire Zaremba family. Richard was an awesome neighbor, great friend and a pleasure to be around. I have known Richard all of my life and am so sad, but cherish the memories and friendship.
Joanne and family so sorry to hear Richard’s passing. He was always there for me when I called for poison etc. Enjoyed visiting with him at our conferences as well as at the farm when he would drop off the poison. Take care, keep the all the great memories close in this difficult time.
My deepest condolences to Joanne and the entire family
I am deeply saddened to hear of Richard’s passing.
My deepest sympathy to Steve and Helen and also to his brother Randy and wife Lee.
Joanne and families… thinking of you all during this difficult time. may you find strength from the family and friends around you and take some comfort from your memories together. Rich was a great man and gone way too soon.
We were so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. Our condolences to all of Richards family. He was taken too young but memories will live on for all of you. Our very deepest sympathy to you all!
Joanne and family – so sorry for your loss….
So sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. We are second cousins on his mom’s side of the family.
Tannis & Jack Sewell, Assiniboia