Lisa Bente RICHES

Lisa Bente RICHES


Lisa Bente

1965 – 2014

Born March, 13th, 1965, passed away in the very early morning of October 3rd, 2014 after a very hard fought and lengthy battle with cancer. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Doug Riches, son Dallen Riches, Step son Devin Riches, Step daughters, Miranda Riches and Tessa Dorosh, Mother Klara Lindstrom, Sister Donna (Ron) Roback, Brother John (Terry) Lindstrom and many more.

Lisa was born in the town of Eckville and lived in Sylvan lake for her entire life. She was a very accomplished teacher and was well known for not only her career with special needs children but the knowledge she passed on to everyone who surrounded her. When she spoke about her teachings she lit up the room and you could hear the passion in her voice. Lisa also played a critical role in the operations at the Calida Greyhound Track, where she organized races, implemented events, and ran her own dogs. Some of Lisa’s most well-known dogs have blood lines around the world and are said to be some of the very best.

Lisa touched the lives of many people and will be remembered mostly for her very courageous spirit, creative ideas and sense and infectious smile. The glass was always 1/2 full instead of half empty according to Lisa.

“There are few things in life more satisfying than accomplishing whatever they tell you can’t be done” – Lisa Riches

A celebration of her life will be held at the Sylvan Lake Legion (4916, 50th Ave Sylvan Lake, AB) on Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

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