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In Loving Memory of

Rick Roberts

1954 - 2021

Obituary of Rick Roberts

Rick Roberts
1954-2021

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of a wonderful man. Loving husband and best friend of 44 years to Dawn (Stuart). Cherished father of Matthew (Kate) Roberts and Katie (Greg) Dunham. Very proud grandfather to Keegan and Quinne. Adored big brother of Debbie (Mike) Nogas, Shelley (Rob) Wigle, and to Peter Roberts. Much loved by many Aunts, Cousins, Nephews and Nieces. Predeceased by his parents Joe and Shirley Roberts and his mother-in-law Dorothy Stuart, who thought the world of him.

Rick will be fondly remembered for his sense of humour, his cheering for the Green Bay Packers and telling stories of the trucking business, which he was a part of for many years. He was truly a rock to our family and will be sorely missed.

Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133) has been entrusted with arrangements. As per Rick's wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of love, life and family will take place at a later date. Donations to the Diabetes Canada would be appreciated by the family and condolences may be shared to Rick’s tribute page at EssentialsNiagara.com.

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Terri Peters
1 year ago

Dear Dawn, Matt and Katie
Very saddened to hear about Rick’s passing today.
He was a genuinely warm, friendly person who would take the time to say hello. Will miss his smile and that hearty laugh!!!
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
XOXO

Marina Bouchard
1 year ago

I had the pleasure to work with Rick at Chemical Leaman Tank Lines. He had the greatest sense of humor and a big smile. We shared a lot of laughter, and I will always fondly remember Rick Roberts as a kind gentle giant, a big heart and a caring soul. Rest in peace dear old friend. My deepest sympathy to the entire family at this very sad time.
Hold onto all the golden memories. My prayers are with you all.
Marina Bouchard nee Kleber

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Kathryn Chirametli
1 year ago

Rick was a favourite cousin because of his easygoing warm ways, his humour and his hearty laugh. His outlook was sunny even though he was very ill with Diabetes. A dedicated family man he will be sorely missed by his immediate and extended family and his friends. My sincere condolences to Dawn, Matt, Katie and their families.

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Mike Gamble
1 year ago

Rick was a genuine and good humoured “stand-up guy” whose life was cut short by the insidious disease of diabetes. Dianne and I are thinking of your family as you support each other through this difficult time. We will always remember his distinctive hearty laugh and his larger-than-life personality that touched our lives in a very warm and welcoming way.

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Peter Claussen
1 year ago

So saddened to hear of this today. I had the pleasure to know and work with Rick and I loved this man. As we parted our ways after working together for a number of years, we met up again just recently, reminiscing about the fun and good times we had.. Dawn, Matt, Katie and the rest of the family… may you know our family is thinking of yours and may the wonderful memories you had with Rick help heal your broken hearts. Take care.
The Claussen family.

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Joan
1 year ago

Dear Shelley and family,
We are so sad to hear of the death of your brother. It is difficult to deal with the loss of a sibling. Hoping you find comfort in the memories you have of him.
Sending love and hugs your way,
Joan, Carmella, Connie and Laurie

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Peter Stranges
1 year ago

Dawn, I just heard about Rick’s passing.
My condolences to you and your family.
May he rest in peace and his memories be a blessing.

Thérèse Schmid
1 year ago

My condolences to you and your family. I think of you often Dawn and look forward to chatting with you when we can get out about. We will laugh and we will cry together. Take care my friend.

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Ron & Josie Lightfoot
1 year ago

So sorry for the loss of a great man and mentor. We will miss him dearly. Condolences to the family. Jesus has Rick in his arms, God Bless.

Rick/Dale EArl
1 year ago

donation to Diabetes Canada sent.

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carol mccormack
1 year ago

So very sorry Dawn for the loss of your love Rick, its been many years since we’ve been in touch but I often remember our fun times and memories growing up in Milton, my sympathies to you and your family, Blessings Carol (Reese) McCormack

Samantha Hamer
1 year ago

Dawn and Family. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I feel very blessed to have had the privilege to meet and get to know Rick, even if it was such a short time. He was a very likable man. He will be missed. May he soar on the wings of angels and rest peacefully.

Rick and Dale Earl
1 year ago

Dawn and family. We are so very sorry for your loss off such a great man. He was a great friend and mentor. He will be missed so very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

Rick Ferris
1 year ago

Dawn and family, so sorry to hear of your loss.

TAMMIE DIONNE
1 year ago

Dawn and family I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. My condolence love and prayers to you all at this time. Lots of Love, Tammie & Aspen Dionne

Robert Taylor
1 year ago

Very sorry to hear Dawn. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Theresa Merritt
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss. It’s always hard losing a fellow graduate. Wishing you strength and healing.

Karen Early-Heaton
1 year ago

Sincere condolences to the Roberts family. I have many fond memories from our younger years growing up in Campbellville.

Patti Watson
1 year ago

Our sincere condolences to you and your family Debbie. Being close friends with you and always being at your house on Court Street back in the day❤️
Remembering your whole family.
RIP Rick.
Big hugs to all. 🤗

Steve Smith
1 year ago

Sincere condolences to the family on the loss of Rick. He and I and Pete went to MDHS together,. Sincere condolences to Dawn and family. Lost a great person. RIP Rick.

Susan
1 year ago

So sorry to hear of Ricks passing, Dawn and family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers 🤗

Susan Bradley
1 year ago

I’m so sorry to hear about Rick. I haven’t seen him since high school. We went to the prom together and ended up hitting a small bridge in Milton Heights. Ended up upside down in a pond and the two of us managed to scramble out and knock on someone’s door at 2 am. Scared them to death as we were both bleeding. Thank goodness it looked worse than what it was. Rest in peace Rick!

Jill Watson Parker
1 year ago

So sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. We went to school together in Campbellville for many years

Susan and Ken Neelands
1 year ago

RIP Ricky. Condolences to Dawn and your family snd friends ❤️ Ken + Susan Neelands

Tom Elliot.
1 year ago

Condolences to family and friends. I haven’t seen or heard ofRick since MDHS days (I was a year behind, class of 74). Rick (and Pete) were members of tackle football/no equipment crew who used to play for hours on high school field. A vertically challenged 5’ nothing, it was always a significant challenge to bring the brothers down – grab a leg and hope for help to come soon. I’ll always remember Rick as one of the best “Mustang” athletes, be it football, basketball or whatever. Rest In Peace Rick.

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Karla Gandy
1 year ago

So sorry to hear this sad news Dawn.
Prayers for comfort for you and your family.

Susan Arbic Cole
1 year ago

So sorry to hear of his passing. I remember him well from High School. My condolences to the family.

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