Richard Matthew ‘Red’ Cull

July 11, 1979 – April 23, 2021
In Memory of Richard Matthew Cull “Red” ~
We dedicate these words in honour of Richard Matthew Cull, and his family. On April 23rd, 2021 Richard passed away near Dawson City, YT at the age of 41.
Survived by his adored partner Jessica Eckert; Rayna. His beloved children Brandon and Jada. His loving Mother, Rosemary (Darwin) Wreggitt. His two loving brothers Robert and Dennis (Krystale). His two loving nephews Broden and Theodore. As well as many aunts and uncles, cousins, best friends, and the hundreds of lives he touched within the Placer mining community.
We also think of, and cherish his predeceased Father, Gordon Cull; grandparents James (Bridget) Power and Emmanuel (Ethel) Cull.
Countless stories tell of Richard’s enthusiasm for life and vigilant character, from fishing in the mountains of the Yukon to his passionate and astonishing work ethic. He loved spending time with his family, cooking over a fire and making every moment last.
Born in Chapel Arm, Newfoundland, as a young boy moulded by the coastlines of the Atlantic Ocean sought after a life of fulfilment and adventure. At 11 years old, he and his family relocated to the Yukon and there he began to sow his roots, only 18 years old when he drove his first piece of heavy-duty equipment.
Bringing two beautiful children into the world by the early age of 20, a man of integrity, he saw through it to always do his best for those around him. Always seeking for the unidentifiable something that makes our soul happy, he found that special sense of wonder in his two kids, his partner, his mother, and stepfather, his two brothers, his friends, in the time spent in camp making life-long relationships, and of course, the rest of his family.
In the fall of 2020 Richard bought a house in Faro, YT. A lifelong accomplishment, it seems only fitting that his final resting place be here.
Our sincerest condolences to all those grieving this terrible loss. Words are simply not enough when such a tragedy occurs. In remembrance of Richard, we will keep his memories alive on our healing journey ahead. A man of incredible stature, his absence will be felt far and wide. Richard will be missed dearly, and he will remain forever in our hearts.
The family extends their gratitude to those who have shown support and to those who have been with us during this difficult time. They would also like to express their condolences to the entire Yukon mining community and remark how integral the industry was, when it came to the entirety of his being. It taught him strength, dedication, perseverance, and purpose. Thank you.
We look forward to exchanging memories of his life with those who mattered most to him. We intend to hold a memorial service when the family feels the time is right and will most likely be held in Faro, Yukon.
Please email if you wish to be on the invitation list scheduled for a later date.

His Journey’s Just Begun
By Ellen Brenneman

“Don’t think of him as gone away
his journey’s just begun,
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
and think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched…
for nothing loved is ever lost
and he was loved so much.”

To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die.
July 11th, 1979 – April 23rd, 2021

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