Richard was born to Shirley Memnook and Richard Starr in St. Walburg, SK, on May 27, 1967. He passed away peacefully on May 30, 2019, at Ambrose Place, Edmonton, AB. Richard was best known for making new friends, especially on Facebook. He loved going to the casino and even spent his last evening doing just that. He loved travelling and playing Texas Hold 'em at various Pow Wows. He loved visiting his many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.
He was predeceased by: his father, Richard Starr; his paternal grandparents, Suzette and Arthur Star; his maternal grandparents, Rita Halfe and Oliver Memnook.
Richard is survived by: his mother, Shirley (Wilfred) Memnook; his sisters, Bonita (Hugh) Jacob, Candace (Michael) Crookedneck, Anita (Jon) Memnook, Renee (Mike) Memnook, Sheila Grandbois, and Corine Grandbois; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and grandchildren.
Sadly David Lloyd Pawson passed away on May 30, 2019, just three days after his 52nd birthday. He was pre-deceased by: his adoptive father, Geoff Pawson.He is survived by: his adoptive mother, Barbara Pawson; his brother, Gord; and two sisters, Jane and Kate; and he leaves behind 5 nieces, Demira, Darian, Rachel, Sydney and Chloe.
Richard joined our family in 1971 and became David Lloyd Pawson, the first names of our fathers older and younger brothers. He was a beautiful little boy with a smile that could melt your heart. David left our family on his sixteenth birthday and went to seek out his birth family whom he found. He remained in contact with us. He was very fond of his nieces and nephews and his reacquaintance with his birth family. He would brag about them in his many phone calls to us over the years. David found comfort at the end of his life at Ambrose Place. There he was surrounded by people who loved and cared for him until his early passing.
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