Richard 'Dick' Dumais

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Richard 'Dick' Dumais

September 03, 1935 - September 03, 2018

Richardson Richard "Dick" Dumais of Richardson, TX, passed away at 83 years old from a brief battle with highly undifferentiated adenocarcinoma cancer on September 3, 2018, at home surrounded by family and loved ones. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of fifty-four years, Rosemary. Dick is survived by his brothers, Clay and Phil; sister, Ida Mae; four awesome children, Dave, Steve, Laura (Bo McPartland), and Lynn; six grandchildren, Dominique, Dillon, Tommy, Daniel, Sarah and Michael; and Trudy Young, his loving companion.
No ordinary man ...
Our dad lived a full and exciting life. He was a successful entrepreneur, accomplished pilot, knowledgeable yacht captain, lifelong tennis and ski fanatic, avid Harley rider, world traveler and an amazing role model for his entire family. He was living the dream right up to the end of his life.
Born in Madawaska, ME, Dick left to attend his beloved St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Canada. He served in the U.S. Navy, followed in his father's footsteps in the clothing business and settled in Richardson, Texas in 1972. As if four young children were not challenging enough, he started Texas Moving Company in 1975 and it is still thriving to this day thanks to Dick's vision and sacrifice.
Everything he did he did with passion, dedication, vigor and heart. It is hard to summarize in words the essence of a man. He was tough but fair. He worked hard but enjoyed life. He was a man of the community MC'ing dozens of social, business and alumni events; always opening with a good joke or story, and he did it all well-dressed and on time!
His impact was felt far beyond his family, by hundreds of employees at Texas Moving Co., his customers, his breakfast group, the Knights of Columbus, St. FX alums, the friends in the neighborhood, his bible study group in Florida and the many Angel Flight patients he flew to hospitals for critical care.
He always demanded the best and gave many the greatest gift anyone could give another person. He believed in people! We will always carry his memory in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Research Institute (cancerresearch.org) or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF.org).
A celebration of life will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, September 13 at St Joseph's Catholic Church, 600 S. Jupiter Rd, Richardson, TX 75081.
Published on September 7, 2018
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Arnold McHenry
Sep 15, 2018
Deepest sympathies to his family'.
Packy McFarland
Sep 09, 2018
A true friend and a great X-Man.
Hail and Health
Roger P. Dufour
Sep 07, 2018
It is with sadness that I first learned only a few weeks ago when Dick phoned me and mentioned his advanced stage 4 cancer. I will certainly miss my teenage tennis coach who taught me a life-long love of the sport. I will miss my life-long friend and adopted big brother. My deepest sympathy goes out to the Dumais family.
Diane Fongemie
Sep 07, 2018
Sincere condolences from a 14th Avenue neighbor in Madawaska. He certainly has earned his angel wings! RIP Dick.
don michaud
Sep 07, 2018
dick is always going to be a role model for small town citizens who dare take the leap and reach for the stars. Dick had a knack of making you feel special whenever you talked with him. May the force be with you.

My sincere condolences to his loved ones
Don Dechaine
Sep 07, 2018
What sadness hearing of Dick's passing. I had a great conversation with him this Summer at the Lakeview. Yes, Dick was a remarkable man. Those who knew Dick would easily say that this world was a much better place with him in it. You have worked hard all your life, now it's time to rest. Peace my friend!
Jim Michaud.
Sep 07, 2018
WHAT A MAN! Reading the tribute was a motivator, in and of itself. It shows what can be accomplished when a man takes God- given talent, and USES IT. It shows the sum of talent,drive, and hard work, and that how God can bless such.I remember how that when I was a young boy in Madawaska, I would be touched by Dick's invigorating presence, whenever I would see him at the Fred Dumais clothing store. I found him to be a nice guy, and even as a young boy, I saw something special in this man. Truly a class act! My sincere condolences are extended to you at this time. Be assured that his memory will be held in high esteem by the writer of these words.