Ritchie Webb
Ritchie Webb
Ritchie Webb
Ritchie Webb
Ritchie Webb
Ritchie Webb

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Coronation Community Hall
500 Municipal Road
Coronation, Alberta, Canada

Obituary of Ritchie Webb

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Richard (Ritchie) Gordon Webb was born November 15, 1943, in Coronation, AB to Merritt and Marion (Carlson) Webb. Ritchie shared his birthday with twin brother Ronnie, and both began their lives on the family farm north of Veteran near the base of the Nose Hills.

Following the birth of Ritchie & Ronnie, was a baby sister Lily, who passed away at birth, then came Doug, Cheryl and Greg. Ritchie attended the Nose Hills school until it closed, at which point he moved to the Veteran school through grade 12. Ritchie, along with the rest of his siblings, grew up in a happy household, helping their parents on the farm, and possibly getting into the odd bit of mischief.

Following grade 12, Ritchie held a few different jobs, including working on a crew that built a Veteran Grain Elevator, working on drilling rigs, pipelining, as well as still helping his dad on the farm. In the late 1960’s, Ritchie met Nora Pilsworth at a community dance, and on October 7, 1972 they were married in Coronation, where they also made their first home. While there, they welcomed their first daughter, Shauna, followed by son David.

After Merritt’s passing, Ritchie & Nora and their young family moved out to the family farm to start farming full time. Soon after the move, daughter Colleen was born, followed by daughter Teresa, and then son Kelly completed the family.  These were busy years for Ritchie & Nora, raising 5 children, farming, taking kids to 4-H activities & sports, attending the Veteran United Church, serving on the Ag Service Board as well attending various community functions.

Ritchie & Nora enjoyed life on the farm until 2019 when they moved into a house in Coronation. Ritchie enjoyed his years there getting around town on his scooter - making trips out to the Coronation Dam, downtown for coffee and playing community watchdog.

Ritchie enjoyed visits from family & friends and loved to share a good story. He celebrated his 80th birthday this past November, with a grand party alongside his brother Ronnie. Ritchie passed away at the Coronation Hospital on January 16, 2024, surrounded by his family.

Ritchie is survived and greatly missed by his wife Nora; daughter Shauna (Lance) Hayman and their children Braedon, Connor & Ethan; son David (Lori) Webb and their children Jordyn, Kelsie & Ashtyn; daughter Colleen (Chad) Tabish and their children Shaelynn, Hailey & Brianna; daughter Teresa (David) Doyle and their children Blake & Clara; and son Kelly Webb. Ritchie is also survived by his brother Ronnie (Evie) Webb, brother Doug Webb (Anne), sister Cheryl (Wes) Beebe, sister in law Christine Webb, brother in law Brian Pilsworth (Flo), sister in law Annette Pilsworth, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.        Ritchie was predeceased by his parents Merritt & Marion Webb, infant sister Lily Webb, brother Greg Webb, sister in law Mary-Ette Webb, parents in law Terry & Rhoda Pilsworth, and brother in law Owen Pilsworth.

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