We were recently notified of the passing of Alvin Richards, a long time IAVM member, passed away on April 8th at the age of 79.
While he began his career in the Canadian Forces and spent some time in the oil business, Richards’ was a long time tourism promoter and sports fan. He served over 20 years with the Calgary Convention Center, first as the assistant general manager and ending his career as the general manager.
Richards’ wife, Muriel, stated that his heart lay with serving the Calgary North Hill Lions Club, especially with their service program Make a Child’s Dream Come True. He served as a member of the Lions Club for over 50 years.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and he enjoyed helping others, especially children. His family have asked that any memorial contributions be sent to the Make a Child’s Dream Come True charity by contacting clagarynorthhillions.ca. A tree in his memory will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park in Calgary. A memorial guest book is also available online at http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/calgaryherald/alvin-richards-al-condolences/185111283.