Born March 27, 1945 and passed away on May 9, 2016.
Beloved husband of the late Sylvia (nee Tomkins 2012). Loved father of Todd and Sarah. Loving son of the late Thomas & Melba Reaume. Dear brother of William “Bill” (Kerstin), Thomas (Clara), the late Deborah Taylor (Dan), Pamela Bondy-Holmes (the late Jim), Gerald (Lila), Mary-Lou Giroux (Rick), the late Clarence “Ron” (Jenny), the late Charlene, the late Jeffrey, Timothy “Tim”, Jonathan (the late Cheryl) and Christina Hamlin. Rick will be missed by 26 nieces, nephews, many great nieces and great nephews. He was a Local 444 Unifor representative for 40 years. Prior to his retirement, he was first elected as steward in the stock division and elevated to being elected Executive Vice-President of Local 444. He was a member of the Unifor National Retiree’s Executive Council, Local 444 – Unifor Retiree’s Executive and Unifor Guardian Retiree’s Council. He was a National Unifor Recreation Chairperson for over two decades, volunteering numerous times, ensuring that members and their families enjoyed sports and recreational activities. He won the distinguished Annual Charlie Brooks Award in 2013, recognizing his labour and community activism. He was the delegate to the Windsor District Labour Council for three decades. He served on the Hotel Dieu Hospital Board for nine years as Labour Liaison and served on the Board of Windsor/Essex Community Living, and was a huge advocate in support of the Alzheimer’s Society in memory of his lovely wife, Sylvia. A special thanks to the staff at Dr. Y Emara Complex Care Centre and the doctors and nurses at WHR – Ouellette Campus, ICU and 6 North.
If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Windsor & Essex County would be appreciated by the family.
Visitation Thursday May 12, 2016 from 3 – 5 pm & 7 – 9 pm. Funeral Service Friday 11:30 am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca
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