We are deeply saddened to share that Red passed away late Tuesday
morning at the age of 90 years old. Red never needed to say very much
because it was clear by his actions how much he loved his high school
sweetheart, Rosella, how important family was to him and how much he
cherished Montana. He was larger than life in many ways. Red’s
childhood was marked by the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl in
Oklahoma, he went on to serve our country as a member of the military
police during the Korean War. He then worked on the Northern Pacific
Railway and still built a business with Chuck and Rosella at the Old Paris
Flea Market before ‘retiring’ to Gardiner and the Blue Goose. While we
have lost a legend, we all know that Red and Rosella are finally having a
‘Canadian and water’ together again.
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