It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Richard Beifuss beloved Patriarch of our family and beloved husband of the late Miriam (nee Mock). His memory continues on through his loving son, Stephen Richard Beifuss and his loving daughter Nicole Beifuss, husband Lee Byerlay and their son, Richard's grandson Emrys Beifuss-Byerlay.
Richard was an Arbitrator for the Government who spent his life advocating for others and pushing for due diligence, fairness and equality for all. In his spare time he put family first and was always there for support, encouragement and dedicated his spare time to volunteering for sports teams, the local Rotary clubs and to help with advocating for nature and animals whenever possible. He was always there to lend a hand when needed and a thoughtful word of encouragement when necessary and a hug when you needed it the most. He will be dearly missed by all who were blessed to know him. xoxo.
Richard is survived by and his memory will go on through his siblings Ervin Jurke, wife Heather & daughter Natalie, Bill Jurke, Virginia, husband Eddie & son Steven, Darren Meister, wife Jennifer & their children Matthew and Andrea and the matriarch of the family Aunt Alice Richard's Aunt and oldest confident. A special thank you goes out to all of the wonderful Dr's and Nurses from the TOH Cardiac Institute for all of their efforts and care. It meant the world to us. xo.
Due to his wishes there will be no viewing or funeral. Any thoughtful donations may be directed towards TOH Cardiac Institute and the Ottawa Humane Society.