WHEELER, (Warren) Richard passed into the Lord’s waiting arms peacefully on June 15, 2019, in his 72nd year. Beloved and cherished husband to Olga (née Sirangelo) Wheeler. Dearly loved father of Wryan, Matthew (Lara), and Lauren (Justin Connolly) Wheeler, of London, Etobicoke and Oshawa respectively, and step father to Alexander and Alana Kozlowski. Cherished grandfather of Ciara, Ava, and Wynne Wheeler, Violet Connolly and baby Connolly due June 23. Richard was predeceased by his beloved brother, Kevin.
Born in London, ON, November 6, 1947, he was the son of the late Edwin and Reta (née Fisher) Wheeler. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario and pursued a career in education, helping children with special needs. Richard was a devoted and active member of Christ Our King Lutheran Church, Mississauga.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Friday evening, June 21 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. for visitation at Christ Our King Lutheran Church, 2150 Dundas St W, Mississauga. A celebration of Richard’s life will be held on Saturday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the church, followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate any donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Hospice Wellington.
The family wishes to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Juravinski Cancer Centre and Hospice Wellington for the exceptional care and sincere compassion Richard received throughout his illness.