Dick Saunders 1928—2015
In 1956, Dick and Peggy moved to Canada where Dick completed his education with a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He was employed as a scientist by what later became known as the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans for his entire working life. He had a long career as a scientist with research and collegial relationships with scientists from all over the world. He was also a mentor to a number of young scientists.
Dick and Peggy made Saint Andrews their home and during his life, he was very involved in a number of community activities including Sunbury Shores and the Charlotte County Community Foundation.
He spent many hours at Sunbury Shores, working on his pottery – what is fondly known in the family as ‘Dick Ware’, sharing skills and knowledge with fellow students and instructors. Since that time, his pieces can be found in many Saint Andrews homes.
In recognition of his long connection with Sunbury Shores, the family very generously formed the Dick Saunders Memorial Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to support charitable activities or charitable organizations – specifically to support Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre Inc. to be designated for its scholarship and bursary program to support art in nature. For more information about contributing to this fund, please contact SSANC directly.