Obituary of Richard Bohne
Henry Richard Bohne, Col (ret), CD
Bohne, Henry Richard (Dick) - October 9, 1929 to April 4, 2023. Dick passed away peacefully in his 94th year surrounded by his adoring family. Loving husband to wife Carole (Fisher) and father to Bill (Linda) and Sandra (Chris). Predeceased by Fred and Annie Bohne (parents), Russell (brother) and Eleanor (sister). Cherished Grandpa to Brittany, Julie, Lauren and Nick, and Great-Grandpa to Avery and Harry.
Born in Bassano Alberta, his family lived in Gem, Hussar, Bassano, and finally Medicine Hat where he finished high school. Dick attended Royal Roads and RMC, graduating in 1953 with a commission in the Royal Canadian Engineers (RCE). After spending a year in the Korean conflict with a Field Squadron, he returned to the University of British Columbia, where he graduated in 1955 with a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering. For the next 35 years, he worked with the Base Construction Engineers in a variety of postings in Chilliwack, Whitehorse, Edmonton, Kingston, Halifax, Petawawa, Ottawa, Borden, Lahr, Trenton and finally, NDHQ in Ottawa. Following his retirement from the military, Dick went on to serve for another 10 years with NATO. After retirement, Dick and Carole spent the next 30 years between Arizona in the winter and Kingston in the summer, enjoying life to its fullest, including many rounds of golf and long morning walks.
His love and commitment to family was first and foremost and he treasured every family gathering. He will be remembered for his honesty, integrity, sense of humour and storytelling. Dick could always be heard humming or singing a song throughout the day. He led by example, expecting no more from others than he expected from himself. He was deeply loved and will be in our hearts and memories forever.
The family are exceptionally grateful for the care and compassion shown by the staff at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, in particular those staff on D4 and K10 who walked along side us on this journey.
A private funeral was held by the family to say our goodbyes. A Celebration of Life is planned at a future date.
For those wishing to express sympathy in Dick’s memory, please consider donations to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.