Richard Melville Dundas

May 17, 1940 to August 27, 2022


Please select the link below to view the funeral service for Richard Dundas on Thursday, September 8th at 11 a.m.


It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Richard (Dick) Melville Dundas on Saturday, August 27th, 2022, aged 82 years.

He is predeceased by his father Gerry and mother Marjorie, of Pelly, Saskatchewan.

Leaving to mourn his daughters Karen Ashton (David) and Katherine Dundas Gough (William); cherished grandson Ethan; brother Jim and wife Colleen; sister Pam and husband Maurice; nieces Leslie, Hilary, Sydney, Tori, and Bret; special friends Cynthia and Kevin Ryan, Wayne and Joan Peddle, and also the staff and residents of Tiffany Village. Special thanks over the years to Dorothy and Claude Saunders.

Born in Canora, Saskatchewan, Dick spent most of his 35 year RCMP career in Newfoundland, and retired as Staff Sgt. Outside of work, Dick developed long lasting friendships in his many years at the St John’s Curling Club, officiated track and field events, and was an ardent supporter of the Police Curling Association. He loved to watch wrestling, curling and football, especially the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and he was a walking encyclopedia of sports statistics and historical events.

Visitation is Wednesday, September 7th from 10-12am and 2-9pm at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road in St. John’s, with a celebration of life on Thursday, September 8th at 11am, also at Carnell’s.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fallen Members Fund Memory Garden c/o, Curling Canada Foundation – For The Love of Curling, or a charity of your choosing.



10a.m. - 12 p.m. on September 7, 2022

2 p.m. - 9 p.m. on September 7, 2022

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Thursday September 8th

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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I am so very sorry for your loss. Love you so much Auntie Karen, sending you all my love to you and your family during this time.

To all family and close friends, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Dick. We both got to know him very well during our curling days at the St Johns Curling Club. Rest In Peace Dick!

To all the extended family.
I got to know Dick through track and field .He was an offical at many meets.A great sense of humor and always a Sask Rider fan.
Michael Boyle

Karen and Katherine: Sorry to hear of your father’s passing! We have many fond memories of your father over the years through our association with the RCMP. Please accept our sincere condolences. Fern and Ed Lutz

R.I.P. my friend. Our paths crossed on many occasions throughout the years. Many fond chats and a scattered tipping of one’s elbow always with a few good stories with memories that will last forever..

Dear Katherine, Karen, and family:

My condolences are with you during this challenging time. May the memories you have of your father sustain you in the days ahead. Rest in peace, Mr. Dundas.

Take care,
Erin Walsh

Karen Katherine & families Derm & I send our sincerest condolences on the loss of your Dad .Derm worked with your Dad for many years in telecommunications &forged a great friendship.He was a devout family man first, a gentleman of the highest rank & a dedicated member of the RCMP .RIP friend

Karen, Katherine and family
Our sincerest condolences for such a sudden loss..
We are thinking of you all and wish we could be with you.
Surround yourselves in memories .

Dear Katherine and Karen
Thinking of you all. I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. May he Rest In Peace.

Please take good care of yourselves and each other.
Gloria, Danny and Danielle

Katherine, Karen & Family,
Sorry to here of your father’s passing. Dick was a great mentor to me when I first entered the OCC in 1974.. l have lots of great memories of the conversations we would have as the technology advanced over the years..
Sincere Condolences.
Ern & Flora Pennell

I worked with Dick for what I think was the better part of a decade in the 80’s, sharing officiating duties for track and field events (Throws). Dick and I were both CFA’s (Come From Aways). I was in the army reserve, and Dick had no hesitation in sharing many interesting stories about his RCMP days in Teleco and farming in Saskatchewan. Daughter Katherine and Kim were (and are) best friends. We had a lot of laughs together, and we met even after our track and field days were finished. He was open, candid, and dedicated to his family. I’m sorry we haven’t met recently, but I have many good memories. There aren’t many better legacies, are there? My hugs to both Katherine and Karen.

Dear Karen and Katherine

We’ re grieving the loss of Richard ( Dick ) , your loving father and my big brother . The suddenness of his passing has left us shocked and stunned, we didn’t have the chance to say goodbye . I take comfort knowing how Dick hated good byes, also his passing was quick without pain and suffering .

Dick was so proud of you girls and your accomplishments, your happy marriages and of course, the blessed event of Ethan.’s arrival , how he adored his grandson , telling me of all Ethan’s activities and achievements. .

Dick was so kind and gentle, never malicious or critical, always a willing helper whatever the task .
I’m going to miss our biweekly calls , discussing sports , politics , current events and our crosswords . . He was a wealth of knowledge and data , my personal Goggler for info not available on Goggle.

As I arrive in St John’s to attend Dick’s Celebration of Life , I’ll be so sad , Dick, my brother and buddy for almost 80 years, will not be there, the cold reality he is gone will hit hard . His greatest legacy , you girls, your husbands and Ethan will be there , we’ll celebrate together Dick’s wonderful life , his kindness and gentle demeanour , all he stood proud for and worked to achieve in his life . We shall never forget him for he lives on forever in our hearts . God Bless him , Rest In Peace, dear Richard ( Dick ).
Love you girls , looking forward to giving you a big hug 🤗❤️ XO

I met Dick when I was a young Constable, and last saw and spoke with him when I was Commanding Officer. He was a pleasure to be around, always a gentleman and did the Force proud..

Bill Smith
Hammonds Plain, NS

We are so sorry to hear about Richard. He was a wonderful neighbor who took great pride in his garden. He guided and taught Patrick how to build our fence and how to use many tools. He will forever be grateful for that.

All our love,
Richard’s neighbors in topsail

Ashley and Patrick

Karen and Katherine. Our hearts are broken on the loss of your father . I have known Richard for over 40 years and during that time, over countless drinks and conversations, you both were his greatest accomplishment. Richard was such a kind and giving person, the first one to offer any type of help you needed, first one on the street to plow everyone else’s drive,way, mow the grass, help with carpenter work, or whatever one needed. He made friends wherever he went and he will be terribly missed. He was so proud of you Katherine and Karen, of your careers, your families, and what you have both accomplished in your lives. He often bragged of you both to me (until Ethan came along, lol). Then Ethan was his focus, the apple of his eye, he loved him so much and was so very proud of him. I will miss our visits, our long chats, and solving the world’s problems. Rest Easy my friend, may all the kindnesses you showered on people during your lifetime be rewarded 10 fold in heaven and may you Rest In Peace. We love you and we will truly miss you. Kevin and Cynthia Ryan

Katherine and Karen, Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family. Dick was an awesome person and I was so lucky to have had him as a Supervisor for over 10 years. Rest in Peace my friend.

Katherine and Karen,
My condolences are with you and your family at this difficult time. Rest In Peace, Mr. Dundas.

To Dick’s Daughters.
Please accept my sincere sympathy at the loss of your Dad.
He was always so very pleasant when seeing him in the past at RCMP and Veteran’s functions.
Rest peacefully, Dick.
Gloria Stewart

Just clear things up it’s Loving Cousin not living and Gerry Lister not Lister! If possible could you correct that and then delete this! Thanks my vision isn’t y that could not my computer skills!

For the Love of Curling to the Live of my Cousin Dick ! We ventured to many sporting events over the years! Coast to Coast ! Scottie’s, Briers, Grey Cups,
World Curling , Police/ Fire Curling , Hockey games and Baseball !
I can’t believe your gone , but you will never begotten in the heats of those you leave behind! I now give you enteral life in my heart until we meet again!
I shed a tear if sadness , also, a tear of happiness for knowing you and enjoying , we’ll l, the Unique Person you where! How your chest held in that Big Heart of yours was unbelievable! Mourn I will and Mourn I must, but, you’ll be with me in my mind! I’ll miss our phone calls and all the laughs!
I could go on, but I have a cramp in my finger! I can hear your laugh at that!
Love ya, always have and always will ! Rest In Peace and say a Heavenly hi to all ! Your living Cousin, Gerry Lister , Victoria, BC!

Finally met Dick while stationed in Nfld. We were toddlers together in Pelly Sk.. and our parents were friends. Dick always had a good word and was a pleasure to be around.


I going to miss you a lot you were a wonderful friend
To take you you use to listen to me
We had lots of thing to do together
I use to asked you is everything ok with you
You said yes everything great what like outside
He said it’s not bad outside yet
Your best Sandra

R. M. Dick Dundas ! We met through the RCMP,
became good friends partly because of our western
background but likely more the love of curling.
In 1963 Dick played third on our St. John’s curling club team. We enjoyed a good many social evenings together .Last with the RCMP Veteran’s association. RIP

Longtime friend and co-worker in the Teleommunications field. Sincere condolences to Dick’s families. RIP old buddy.