Richard Svante Maki (B.Sc, retired teacher, amateur radio operator (VE3 HPN and VA3 ZZ) … passed peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on February 19, 2019.
Survived by his loving wife Doris of 58 years, daughters Nancy Cummings (David), Wendy Bridge (Doug) and Debbie Maki (Norm). Richard was the proud grandfather of Katelyn Bridge and Emma, Hannah & Owen Cummings. He will be fondly remembered by his sister in law Joan Spafford and brother in law Leslie Norridge along with relatives in Finland. Predeceased by his parents Bertha & Herman Maki along with his most recent feline companion, the beloved and spoiled Sweetie.
Richard dedicated many years to teaching Electronics and Science. He loved sharing his knowledge and making his classroom a fun, hands-on environment. He continued with his passion for teaching after retirement in 1989 by supporting children with special needs and as an ESL instructor.
A celebration of life with interment will be held at Christ Anglican Church, Campbellford in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to the Quinte or Peterborough branch of The Humane Society or the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation. Condolences may be made at www.communityalternative.ca.
To honour Richard, please share a joke, treat people with kindness, and enjoy a donut with your coffee.