Born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario, Dick prepared for Princeton at Ridley College, Ontario. At Princeton he majored in religion, was a member of Ivy Club, participated in the Canterbury Fellowship, and played varsity hockey all four years.
On his father’s death in 1956, he joined the family company, Court Industries, which was then engaged in metal finishing and steel fabricating. He expanded its range of related work in the automotive and metal-finishing businesses as president of Court Holdings Limited. Dick was an avid believer in the joint-venture business relationship, which resulted in many successful international Court Holdings companies and wonderful friendships.
Dick was a dedicated supporter of the St. Catharines community and worked with the Princeton schools committee.
In the our 10th-reunion yearbook, he wrote, “Business and its development are exciting, rewarding, and perhaps as expressive as writing or other more creative work. Things are started and you watch them grow and your sense of accomplishment is great. Because of this, I feel my life has been happy and rewarding.”
Dick is survived by his wife, June; son Bill; daughter Suzanne; four grandchildren; and two brothers.