Park Judson Rich

August 20, 1919 - May 29, 2008 

Park Judson Rich

August 20, 1919 - May 29, 2008 

Obituary for Park Judson Rich

RICH " Dr. Park Judson born August 20, 1919 in Wilcox, SK., passed away on May 29, 2008 at the Herb Basset Home, in Prince Albert, SK. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years Ruth (Flewell), his children and grandchildren Ted (children Adam, Cordelle, Alexandria), Kenneth, Judson (Mariann)(children Cameron, Courtney) and Donna (Ray Sperling)(children Amy, Samantha). His nieces & nephews Beryl (Carson) Robinson, Lois (Bruce) Calwell, Doug (Colleen) Bradley, Elaine (John) LaHaye, and Sharon (Ben) Baker. Park was predeceased by his parents Winnifred and Charles, his sisters Grace and Mable and brother-in-laws Ed Kiel and Ian Bradley, and Ruth’s brother Kenneth, and parents Alma and Harold Flewell. Park obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1942 and his Medical Degree from the University of Manitoba in 1944. He interned at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC and served in the Royal Canadian Medical Corps from 1942 " 1946. In 1946, Drs. Donald Chipperfield, Orville Hjertaas and Park established the PA Medical Clinic. In 1950 Park accepted a surgical residency at George Washington Hospital in Washington DC for one year, then returned to PA Medical Clinic. From 1962-1965 he completed a general surgical residency at Winnipeg General Hospital, and his Canadian Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons. In 1966, he was made a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgery in 1967. Park practiced medicine and surgery in Prince Albert until 1989. He served on the Saskatchewan Medical Board, P.A. Medical Society, and as Chief of Staff at the Holy Family and Victoria Hospitals for several years. Park was also involved in community service including Kiwanis Club, PA Golf & Curling Club, Masons & Shriners (Kinistino No. 1 Lodge), and Wesley United Church. Park loved all sports and participated in golf, curling and was a hockey player in his early years. After retiring, Park & Ruth wintered in Phoenix Arizona where he golfed and loved to entertain friends and family. Park enjoyed gardening, playing bridge, was fond of music, and loved dancing. He will be remembered for his vivacious character, quiet and gentle manner, fondness for telling jokes, and his never ending patience. We will all miss him dearly. The family would like to thank the staff at Herb Bassett Home and Dr. J. Loots for their compassionate care and attention. In lieu of other tributes, memorial donations can be made to the Herb Bassett Home, 1220 " 25th Street West, Prince Albert, SK S6V 4N9 or Wesley United Church, 65 " 11th Street East, Prince Albert, SK S6V 0Z8. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at Wesley United Church, 65 " 11th Street East, Prince Albert, SK with Reverend Tony Thompson officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.grays.ca. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gray’s Funeral Chapel, Drew Gray, Funeral Director.

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