Richard "Dick" Thomas Lillico

November 08, 1949 - March 06, 2024


Obituary For Richard "Dick" Thomas Lillico

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Richard “Dick” Lillico on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at the age of 74 years.

Dick leaves behind his devoted wife Patsy with whom he shared the past 52 years, while raising two children Shona (Mike) and Sheldon (Luanne); as well as adored grandchildren Davin, Rhegan, Hunter and Kale.

Dick was born in Spirit River, AB on November 8, 1949 to Elmer and Dora Lillico. He spent his childhood on the family farm with his brothers Robert, Wesley, twin brother Glenn “Ernie” and sister Fanny. He attended school in Spirit River until leaving at a young age to help support life on the farm.

On November 13, 1971 Dick married Patsy and started their life together in Fort St John, BC. Together in 1984, they relocated and built a home in Spirit River where they would raise their children and grow not only his career in the Oil & Gas Industry, but also run the family farm.

Dick’s consulting career in Oil & Gas allowed him to work all over Northeastern British Columbia and most of Alberta, where he, in true Dick fashion, made friends with everyone around him, especially those whom he thought he could help.

Dick, known to many as Diamond, will be deeply missed by all of those who had the privilege of knowing him. At his request, a small Celebration of Life will be held later this Summer.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice is encouraged.

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  • March 19, 2024

    Our sincerest condolences to Patsy, Shona, Sheldon and family. We have many great memories of our time together in Fort St. John. Rest in peace our friend. Glen and Darlene Dillabaugh and Family

  • March 19, 2024

    Deepest condolences to (mom) Pat & family. I had the pleasure of working with dick for many years. He was a legend & mentor all in 1 pkg. No matter how tough the jobs got he always had a solution. The experience & wisdom that he shared with me will last for ever. R.I.P. my friend.🍻 Rick Anhorn

  • March 19, 2024

    Dick was a legend of a man! Always smiling and ready with a great joke or anecdotal remark , working with him was a blast he knew how to put people in the right place at the right time and make everyone feel at home . Pat would come out to the job site with lunch some days and it was the best home cooked food we ever had. We were all so grateful for that and the camaraderie he shared with us made the days go by fast . Knowing him was to love him He also forgot more about farming and pipelining than most ever learned, A great wealth of knowledge. I always listed when he spoke because there was a great lesson to be learn every time. Thanks for all the great memories my friend may the wind be at your back and the beer cold where ever you are ! My condolences to Pat and family it truly is a great loss , Sincerly Spencer Stephenson Happy Valley

  • March 18, 2024

    Worked with Dick years ago pipelining with Woodland. When the job was going good it didn't take too many beer clouds to shut the job down and head to the bar for a few well deserved beers. Always loved running into Dick just to talk about the old times. Gonna be missed bud.

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