Richard (Rick) John Frederick
March 28, 1949 – December 5, 2018
Peacefully and surrounded by his loved ones, Richard age 69, passed away on December 5, 2018.
He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 49 years, Heather. As well, his children Shawna (Chad), Aurora (Heath), Jason (Val), Tamara (Craig) and his precious grandchildren Wade, Hunter, Rhianna and Brooklyn.
The son of John and Victoria, Richard, was born and raised in Point Douglas, Winnipeg. During his youth he was active in sports, loved the outdoors, and traveled many places with his special aunt Frances and uncle Tom.
Rick’s career at Federal Pioneer provided various opportunities over the years. It was also the place where he developed many lasting friendships. As lake life was calling him, Jessica Lake Transfer Station was his next opportunity. He really loved interacting with all the visitors every day. Not only was he in the place he loved most (the Whiteshell) he was doing what he enjoyed.
Richard was a family centered man, as a husband, he adored his wife. As a father, his family meant the world to him. He did so much for his family and was always there to celebrate everyone’s accomplishments. He would often be found coaching baseball, soccer, hockey, ringette or driving the boat for waterskiing. He loved gardening, the great outdoors, fishing and boating. Rick also had a very special love for his dogs including his grand-dogs.
Rick always made time for anyone that needed a hand and volunteered with a variety of causes: including anything to do with the Whiteshell, water levels, fish, security etc. and near and dear to his heart, donating the gift of life (his blood) as often as he could.
A loving man with a gentle, kind and giving heart best describes Rick.
A heartfelt thank you goes out to our dear family friend Deb Carmichael, who has supported Dad and our family through the toughest of times. A special thank you to Jeff- PNA, Dr Alexander and his team for the compassionate care received at SRHC. Our appreciation goes out to the staff from the Tyndall building especially Dr. Antonenko and Jenn Dann.
Please join us in celebrating Rick’s life on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 11:00 at The Church at Pine Ridge, Garven Road and PR 207.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be graciously received by the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba or cause of your choice.
Condolences, pictures and videos may be left on his tribute wall at www.gilbartfuneralhome.com
Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Richard Rick John Frederick December 5 2018..