Dick Beare, Honoured Alberta Alpine Lifelong Official, Passes Away

Alberta Alpine is saddened to share the news that Honoured Lifelong Official, Dick Beare passed away last night at the age of 74. Dick had served as Chief of Timing for every level of our sport, from Nancy Greene Ski League to Nor-Ams to the Canada Winter Games and the Lake Louise Winterstart World Cups. His volunteer contribution to alpine ski racing went well beyond the Timing Building. Dick worked tirelessly for decades training new officials and race administrators.

Dick was inducted into the Canadian Rockies Ski Racing Hall of Fame last November in Calgary. He will be deeply missed and always fondly remembered by all who knew him. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with Dick’s wife Myrna, daughter Marina and his entire extended family.

A Funeral Service will be held at Eden Brook Funeral Home (17th Avenue and Lower Springbank Rd SW Calgary, Alberta) on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Donations made to the Alberta ALS society in Dick’s name would be greatly appreciated by the family. Link to obituary HERE