Richard Synenko

Obituary of Richard Synenko


October 9, 1952 – April 9, 2023


It's with sorrow that we announce the passing of Richard after a brave battle with cancer. Richard was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1952. He worked as a microbiologist in a provincial lab in Manitoba and graduated with a BSc in 1973.


He was then accepted to law school at the University of Manitoba and graduated in 1977. In 1978 Richard moved to Calgary, Alberta and worked for Alberta Justice as a lawyer for over 35 years before his retirement in 2014. In retirement he enjoyed keeping up with current events, taking care of his pet ferrets, visiting Gabriola Island and driving his vintage BMW.


Richard leaves behind his wife Carol, daughters Cynthia (James) and Andrea (Tore), granddaughter Olivia and twin grandsons Soren and Apollo. He also leaves behind his older brother, N. Michael Ross (Revi). Richard was predeceased by his parents, Nick and Helen. The family would like to thank the staff at the Tom Baker Centre, Palliative Home Care and Agape Hospice.


No service is to be held, just a private celebration of life. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed at here.  Donations in Richard's name may be made to the Agape Hospice or Red Cross.


In living memory of Richard Synenko, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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