November 22, 1949 ~ October 21, 2022
It is with heavy hearts, that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Rick, on Friday, October 21, 2022 at the age of 72. Rick was surrounded by his loving wife and sons.
Rick is survived by his wife, Doreen; three sons, Shawn, Cory (Karleigh), and Kyle; and grandson, Trent. Also, by Karleigh’s boys, Evan and Brett, who had a very special place in Rick’s heart. Rick is survived by his two brothers Ron (Linda) and Wayne (Angel); his sister, Pat (Robert); his Litke in-laws and many nephews and nieces.
Rick was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Olga Oberick, and grandson, Dylan.
Rick was born November 22, 1949 at Selkirk General Hospital and lived most of his life in Garson. Rick started his working career at Canada Packers (17 years) and then worked at Milner Ridge Corrections (23 years). Working at Milner he made lasting friendships, and we know his buddies will miss him. Rick retired in 2011 and worked on home projects and enjoyed fishing in his spare time.
Rick and Doreen were high school sweethearts and were married on June 2, 1973. Rick and Doreen travelled to parts of the US, Mexico, Cuba, and parts of western Canada. Rick treasured his visits with Kyle; we were fortunate to explore so many parts of beautiful BC. When the boys were younger, every year we packed up the cars and went for a week to Nutimik Lake where we would fish, hike, and appreciate nature.
Rick enjoyed his Maxwell House instant coffee, cigarettes, and Friday night poker games (sometimes all-nighters). He would do his daily walk to the local store to buy his pro-line tickets and shoot the breeze with his Garson buddies. In his man cave, his TV (dial set on AMC and sports channel) played all day long while he worked in his garage, and he would relax listening to his vinyl records. His hobby was restoring old furniture, working in his flower gardens, and gardening. He loved family time and helped his boys with all their projects. We will remember Rick for his kind, caring and calm manner. He instilled in his boys the value of hard work, always showing compassion and respect for others. He enjoyed helping Doreen with cooking, canning, and always made extra so his boys could take leftovers home.
A celebration of Rick’s life will be on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Avenue East, Beausejour, Manitoba.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rick’s memory to Cancer Care Manitoba, Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, or to a charity of your choice.
“Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
Our hearts are broken and our lives have changed forever.
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Doreen, so sorry for your families loss. Deepest condolences.
Dear Doreen and family:
Our condolences to you, Doreen and your family, during your time of grief. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Karen and Dale Murkin
I am so sorry Doreen and family. Rick was a wonderful man. I am so grateful to have been able to know and work with him. Great sense of humour and smile. Many night shifts playing cribbage. He will be truly missed.
Cheryl & Bob Shaw
So sorry to hear of your loss. Deepest sympathies to you and all your family at this most difficult time.
Cheryl & Bob Shaw
Doreen and family
I was so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest condolences.
I am so sorry Doreen and family. Rick was an amazing person and will be missed. I was lucky to have him as a partner at work for years. He taught me a lot. I will miss meeting up at the store with him and stopping in for coffee.
Ashley McLean (Marcinkow)
Sorry to hear of your loss Cory and family.
Perry and Bonnie Stefaniuk
Doreen, so sorry for your loss
Our sincere condolences at this most difficult time. Sorry for your families terrible loss. God Bless
Doreen and family,
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with you during this difficult time.
I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. May God give you the strength you need in these difficult times.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss Doreen. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Hello Doreen and family
We are so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.
So sorry to hear about Rick’s passing. Thinking about you and your family during this difficult time.
Doreen so sorry to hear about Rick’s passing. Thinking about you and your family during this difficult time.
Doreen and family, so sorry to hear of Ricks passing, thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Doreen, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gary & Lil Gauthier
So sorry to hear of Rick’s passing Doreen. Heartfelt sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. With our thoughts, prayers and good memories of Rick.
Reg and Anna
Doreen and family. We are so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. Reg and Anna
Prayers and hugs for your family. May you find peace in your memories at this difficult time.
Doreen and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all through this difficult time.
Very sorry to hear of Rick passing. I did my original C.O. training with Rick and then worked with him at MRCC for many years. Rick was great to work with, always kind and willing to do his part and more. My thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
My heart breaks for you. So sorry that you are walking this road. Take care of yourself!
Gerry & Irma Denisuik
Sorry for the loss of a loved one thinking of u
Gerry & Irma
I am so sorry Doreen to hear about Rick’s passing. A life gone too soon. Erika and Cliff
So sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Condolences to the entire family. Cherish your memories.
My deepest sympathies to you and your family at this difficult time Doreen. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
My heart breaks for you. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Archie and Judy Poitras
So sorry to hear about Rick our hearts go out to you Archie and Judy Poitras
We are so sorry to hear that Rick has died. He was a super nice person, always kind and fun to be around. We both enjoyed working with him over many years at Milner. You are in our thoughts and prayers – Cary and Barry Hamilton
Doreen & Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our sympathies on the passing of Rick – Gord Muth Family
So very sorry Doreen for you and your families loss.
May you find some comfort with family and friends.
My condolences to you Doreen and family. Have many good memories of Rick
Linda Romas (Szymanski)
Doreen, sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, sincere sympathy to you and your family.
Doreen, So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Cheryl Johnston, Bob Vernon & family
Doreen, Shawn Corey and Kyle, so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with you all at this time. Thinking of you all
Theresa Hunter (nee Hnatiuk)
Deepest sympathies to you and your family.
May your heart find peace in the strength of your faith, in the closeness of friends, and in the love of family. So sorry for your loss.
Our deepest condolences to Doreen and family at this difficult time.
Ken and Terry Bachman
Charissa, Arthur and Willow Keech
Auntie Doreen, Shawn, Cory and Kyle,
It is with a heavy heart we extend condolences.
Uncle Rick was a pillar in our family. He will be deeply missed by many and many.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Love and hugs.
So sorry for your loss Doreen. Hugs and prayers to you and the boys.
So sorry Doreen for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
My condolences to you and your family Doreen. We often reminisce about the restaurant “regulars”. They were like family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Deepest sympathy to all the family. Prayers and thoughts are with you.
Nothing but positive memories from days gone by at Canada Packers. Rick had a strong work ethic and was a friend to many. Too soon taken. My sincerest condolences to Rick’s close friends and family. May he rest in peace. Bryan Furst (foreman)
Gloria & Glenn Chernetz & The Skrupski Family
Doreen and family, so sorry for your loss. Rick truly was a nice person; always friendly with a great smile for everyone he knew and met. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family.
Arnie and Rita Procyshyn
Very sorry to the family for your loss of Rick . Thoughts and prayers and deepest condolance .
Doreen and Family,
Sorry for your loss. Spent many years working with Rick at Milner Ridge. He was absolutely one of the nicest guys at work. Me Rick and Orest Bodz carpooled for about 7 years. We had lots of laughs and great times during those years.
My sympathy Doreen and Family. I wanted to attend the funeral today. You understand why I can’t. Always keep the good memories fresh.
My sympathy Doreen and Family. I wanted to attend the funeral today. You understand why I can’t. Always keep the good memories fresh
Heart felt sympathies, Doreen, and family on Rick’s passing. Much too early. Our heart goes out to you all.
So sorry to hear of your families loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time.