The family announces with sorrow his passing on Monday, May 27th, 2013 at the age of 57 years after a lengthy battle with arthritis (Ankylosing Spondylitis). Beloved husband of Linda (née Brosseau) Racine of Sudbury. Loving son of Eugénie (née Varieur) Racine of Sudbury and the late Paul Émile Racine. Cherished father of Stéphanie Racine (Ryan Andrew) of Havelock and André Racine (Emmanuelle D’Amours) of Moonbeam. Dear brother of Jacqueline Bélanger (Ronald), Yvette Morin (Armand), Madeleine Lalonde (Richard), Suzanne Guest (Doug), Carmen Fox-Gagnon (Roger) (late Don), Daniel Racine (late Diane) and Michael Racine (Jocelyn). Ricky’s spirit and courage will live on through his four grandchildren Ryleigh, Gabriel, Reese and Maxim. He will be sadly missed by his loyal canine companions Penny, Sophie and Dakota. Lovingly remembered by many in-laws, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He will forever be in our hearts and prayers. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci Church, Coniston. Donations (by cheque only) to the Arthritis Society – Sudbury Chapter would be appreciated.